Treat Your Toes Right With An At Home Pedicure
Author: Shannon Miller
Work, carpool, cooking, cleaning, sporting events, homework…if this sounds like your typical week, you deserve to treat yourself, Mom!
After all, if Mama ain’t happy – ain’t nobody happy! So, try relaxing while giving yourself a pedicure!
Sneak away to your favorite room in the house, turn on your favorite show or radio station or just enjoy the quiet, and follow these at-home pedicure tips:*
- Remove the existing nail polish. Don’t use too much nail polish remover, though, because it can dry out your nail.
- Soak your feet in warm water, so it is easier to trim your toenails; cut your nails straight across.
- Moisturize your cuticles with a thick, softening moisturizer.
- Use a sugar scrub to massage your feet, legs, hands, and arms. Rinse the scrub when done.
- Push the cuticle back away from the nail and trim it; be sure not to trim too close to the nail bed as this can be damaging to the nail.
- Remove any moisturizer from the nail with nail polish remover, so that the nail polish will dry easily. Keep moisturizer on the cuticle area.
- Polish the nail in layers; allow time for the nail to dry before putting on the next layer. Do 1 base coat, 2 coats of color, and 1 top coat. Give your toes time to dry. Avoid using quick-dry polishes as these can peel easily.
- When your toes dry, moisturize the cuticle area again; this protects the cuticle and allows for healthy nail growth.