Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BEAUTY Scoop: The Pedi-CURE

Wanna cure your pocket blues? You can get a professional summer pedicure at home by following these at home pedicure tips.

  • Start by removing any nail polish using the cotton balls and nail polish remover.
  • Next, trim nails with toenail clipper. The best shape for toe nails is straight across. This will help prevent painful hangnails. Smooth out edges with a nail file.
  • Clean your toenails with the nail brush and soak for ten to fifteen minutes in the water basin. For extra relaxation, add a couple of tablespoons of Epsom salt. This step will not only feel great, it will also help soften cuticles and calluses on the bottom of the feet.
  • Apply a foot scrub. Keep on for ten minutes. Rinse mask off with water and foot file to thoroughly exfoliate calluses and other rough spots on the bottom of the feet.
  • Wrap a little bit of cotton from a cotton ball around the edge of the orange stick. Apply cuticle oil and gently push cuticles back with an orange stick.
  • Apply a base coat. This is especially important if using a dark nail polish to help prevent staining on the nail of the toe.
  • Pick out a favorite color and apply two coats. A bright fun color is great for the toes! Try a hot pink or a personal favorite, bright orange.
  • Once the color has dried, apply a top coat or clear nail polish to prevent chipping and to help the polish last longer.
  • Once the toenails have dried, apply a foot lotion to keep the rough patches away. Wear a pair of socks or spa booties to keep the moisture locked in and to get the ultimate benefits from a pedicure.
  • Read more at Suite101: How to Do A Pedicure at Home: Tips for a Home Pedicure With a DIY Pedicure Kit http://skin-nail-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_to_do_pedicure#ixzz0qIQ9fNT7

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