A pedicure and manicure is your first step to having gorgeous looking hands and feet, which applies for both men and women. And why not do both together to save you time and also energy. In fact, doing pedicure and manicure at home is a relatively simple process, unless you have some acute issues like ingrown nails or toe fungus.
Here Is A List Of Things That You Will Need Along With The Step By Step Process
1 bowl for your hands and small tub to soak feet
Essential oil of your choice
Epsom salt or hydrogen peroxide
Buffer for shine
Soap/ hand wash
Brush or loofah
Step One – Soak Your Hands And Legs
The first thing you should do is soak your hands and legs. Ideally, start off with the manicure since your hands are softer and need less soaking. Put soap or hand was in both waters along with few drops of essential oil for added fragrance. Now when doing a pedicure, you can add hydrogen peroxide to your foot water, but it is a little harsh for the hands to avoid doing so. Soak hands for about 10 minutes and feet for 20 minutes before commencing.
Step Two – Scrub Hands
First scrub your hands well to exfoliate skin. Then using a moisturiser and cuticle pusher, push the cuticles back gently. Make sure that you don’t push it too far. Now continue with the scrubbing. Repeat this process on the legs too.
Step Three- Soap it Up
Now lather your hands first and use a pumice stone to gentle scrape off your hands first. Then using a soft brush clean it completely. Repeat this process on the legs too. Only here, make sure that you get the sole of your feet also, else it will be too hard and dry. Finally clean both with fresh water and pay dry.
Step Four- Nail Cutting And Filing
Now that your nails are soft, you can cut them as per your shape and give them a good file. Do this for both hands and legs. Remember to use a buffer for adding shine to your nails.
Step Five – Moisturiser
Finally, moisturise your hands and feet really well using a thick cream. This will help it stay soft and supple.