get-ready-for-summer PEDICURE PLAN

IF YOUR FEET ARE LIKE MINE, THEY MIGHT NEED SOME ‘TLC ACTION’ BEFORE YOU START WEARING YOUR OPEN-TOES OR STRAPPY HEELS!

Well, dah nah, check out this DIY pedicure plan {it’s definately on my to-do list when the boys are in bed tonight}:


Take a milk bath. Not as ridiculous as it sounds! The lactic acid in the milk will help smooth calluses, so fill a large bowl or tub with equal parts milk and warm water, add a few drops of lavender oil, and soak your feet for five to ten minutes. Empty the bowl.

Care for your cuticles. Rub a drop of cuticle oil into each toenail bed and push back any thickened skin with an orange stick. Use a coarse-grain emery board to file your nails straight across to prevent ingrowns, and then slightly round the edges.

Soften your soles. Refill the bowl with clean water, then thoroughly exfoliate both feet with a coarse foot scrub and rinse them clean. Remove calluses on your heels, the balls of your feet, and your toes with a foot file or pumice stone.

Add some moisture. After rinsing off the scrub, coat your feet and lower legs in a rich moisturising foot or hand cream. Let it sink in for five to ten minutes, then rinse your feet and legs.

Prepare your nails. Pat your feet dry, then massage in a little more foot cream. Wipe the cream off your nails with a nonacetone polish remover pad before slipping in a pair of foam toe separators {or you can put a cottonwool ball inbetween each toe}. Swipe a basecoat from bottom to top of each toenail.

Paint away. Apply three strips of polish, one up the centre, then one on either side. After about two minutes, paint on a second coat, and follow with a topcoat after another two minutes.

Let your toes dry for at least an hour.

{Pic: Pinterest}


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