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A Cheap DIY Pedi Your Feet Will Love!

plastic-panPedicures feel great and they are great for your feet! Men and women alike enjoy having their feet bathed and groomed. Pedicures every two weeks are optimal, however going to your favorite salon every two weeks can be expensive. The good news is you don’t have to give up your pedi or good foot care, you can do it at home.

If you already have your favorite foot bath machine, fancy bath salts, foot scrubs, oils, lotions and callus removers, great!  This article is for the folks who may not have the fancy things, because practicing good foot care doesn’t have to be fancy. You can gather a few items you probably already have at home and give your feet a great, cheap, pedicure your feet will love! Follow the simple steps and pictures below and enjoy!

  1. Place towels at the foot of the chair you plan to sit in and place extra ones nearby.
  2. Get a clean pail and fill it more than halfway full of warm, to very warm water, and place it on the towels.
  3. Put some bubble bath or Epson salt in the water.
  4. Put your feet in the pail and relax for 10-20 minutes.
  5. Rub and massage your feet occasionally.
  6. Grab one of the towels beside the chair and dry one foot off.
  7. Use the pumice stone on your foot to scrape off the dead skin. Focus extra attention on your heel and calluses.
  8. Use the nail file to push your cuticles back.
  9. Cut your toenails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails.
  10. File any jagged nail edges smooth.
  11. Massage lotion or oil into your damp foot.
  12. Wiggle and stretch your toes and your foot for 60 seconds.
  13. Dry the other foot and repeat steps 7- 12.

 

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