It can be hard to find time to make it to the salon every month for a pedicure. Especially as a mother, time gets away from me. I can’t imagine what my feet would look like if I didn’t sneak in my own at-home pedicure between professional treatments! It doesn’t take 30 minutes, and I don’t have to waste time driving there.
The important part to making your at-home pedicure relaxing is making sure you have the right products ahead of time. That way when you find yourself thinking “I actually have a few minutes to myself!” you can jump right in.
What You Need
- Nail polish of choice
- Nail file
- Foot cream or body lotion
- Cuticle cream
- Foot scrub
- A bathtub or sink to soak your feet in
(I use my own homemade cinnamon scrub for face or body.)
6 Easy Steps
1.Start by soaking your feet in your bathtub or sink for at least 5 minutes.
2. Scrub your feet for at least one minute a piece, focusing on the areas that feel dry or have calluses. Put them back in the water to wash the scrub off. Dry them off on a soft towel.
3. File your toenails into the shape that you like (I prefer squared nails).
4. Massage your cuticle cream into the top of the nail base (a little goes a long way). I love the Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream.
5. Massage your feet with your foot cream, for at least 5 minutes per foot. Be generous with the amount that you start with, because it will start to soak into your skin. Use a cream with an aroma that you enjoy to help relax you. I love lavender, so I use Acure Calming body lotion.
6. Paint your nails with your polish of choice. Do as many coats as it requires.
Voila! You just gave yourself a shorter version of a professional pedicure without ever leaving your home. This should get you through to your next professional pedicure, because we all deserve to have someone else give us one every once in awhile.