Make a Pedicure

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1. - Soak your feet. - First you will have to get or buy a container large enough and deep enough to accommodate and submerge your feet totally. Add a few drops of mild soap to the bowl and fill it with warm water halfway. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil in order to enjoy an aromatherapy while you relax. Sit in a comfortable chair and soak your feet in the water for 10 minutes.

2. - Removes dead skin and calluses. - Use a pumice stone or a lime in order to remove dead skin and calluses from the soles of your feet. You may have to bend your legs back to reach the entire area of ​​your heels. Do not forget to check your fingers for calluses and dead skin.

3. - Take care of your cuticles and your nails. - Use an orange stick to push the cuticles of each of your toes. Then use a large or special nail clipper to cut your nails. If you decide to leave them a little longer, make sure they do not exceed the edge of the finger. Also, cut your nails straight, along the entire width of the nails, not in a way that the edges curl in or down. Keep in mind that badly cut nails can become embody and this problem is very painful.Limate the edges of the nails with a cardboard file or emery after having cut them.

4. - Moisturize your feet and ankles. - Get a massage on each foot, including the fingers and nails, with a good quality moisturizer. Consider using a foot roller or foot massager before or after applying the humectant in order to massage your feet even better. Feel free to use a generous amount of moisturizer at this step, but be careful when walking if your feet they did not absorb all the cream.

5. - Paint your nails. - If you want to paint your toenails, start by using a small amount of nail polish remover, in order to remove any excess moisturizer that may have been left on them. Then apply a transparent base on each nail and let it dry before applying the next layer. Apply 1 or 2 layers of colored enamel allowing the first to dry before moving to the second. Finally, use a clear enamel coating to give the final finish to each nail.


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