Of course, we all love to go to the salon to pamper ourselves and make our fingers and toes glisten and shimmer. While that is not a bad idea, you do not have to spend all the time and money in the world. You can get the perfect manicure and pedicure session without leaving your home. An excellent way to enjoy your evening at home is to go for a fun DIY session of manicure and pedicure. This piece is going to focus on the tips and tricks involved.
Fundamental Hints on Manicure and Pedicure
Manicure sessions are a kind of beauty treatment made up of trimming, shaping, cleaning, and painting your fingernails. With a manicure, you get to keep your nails strong, healthy, and outstandingly beautiful. Several health advantages come with a manicure, and examples include increased blood flow and circulation in your hands. The most crucial thing here is that the treatments are done with no dangerous chemicals, so the nails are prevented from becoming damaged or weak.
Pedicures are more or less the same thing as the manicures, but the only difference is that they focus on your feet. The overall technique is that the same and pedicures also help boost blood circulation in the feet and make your toes look so charming!
Doing Your Manicure and Pedicure at Home
- For those who have used polish on the nails earlier, the first thing to do is get rid of it using a natural nail polish remover.
- Start your manicure session by putting your hands inside a basin of tepid water, making the cuticles soft. Get a nail brush to do cleaning beneath and around the nail beds and the nails. Do some exfoliation of the cuticle region using a scrub. Sugar scrub is a good option as it smells so good.
- Gently shift the cuticles back with a cuticle pusher, do not apply too much pressure while doing this. On the other hand, you can opt for a soft fabric. Refrain from cutting the cuticles as they offer protection from microorganisms’ nails and all kinds of infections.
- To ensure the cuticles remain healthy, put some coconut oil on each one and do a massage right into the skin. You can also adopt this practice daily as it helps protect your cuticles and ensures you do not have any horrible hangnails.
- Do a trimming of the nails to the length that you want.
- Do a filing of the nails but do not do it back and forth as that will damage the nails. Do the filing from a side then to the center and the same from the other side.
- Use your preferred hand cream for proper massage of the hands and forearms. This increases circulation.
- Get ready for painting by clearing all oil remnants or lotion on the nails. If you do not do this, your polish will not stick well to the nails. You can get this done by using a cotton swab to wipe the nails.
- Basecoat: Just a single and light layer of polish is enough for the foundation of the manicure.
- Pick your preferred nail polish and paint your cute nails! With your brush, commence from the center of the nail and paint down to the side to the tips’ direction. Then do an application for another coat making two coats. This is good for the polish durability, so it is good to use several thin layers.
- A coat polish should be added to ensure the manicure remains shiny and durable; allow it to dry for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Get a big container that can take all of your feet. Pour some warm water in it and top it up with bath salts or liquids (foot scrub, body wash, any essential oils) for detox. This mix will assist you in relaxing your feet and boost blood circulation in addition to having an excellent soak.
- Get a bath sponge or a brush with soft bristles to scrub your toes to the calves, as this makes for superb exfoliation. For those who have pumice stone, you can apply it for the roughest parts of your feet. Once again, remember to be gentle when doing this, so you do not hurt yourself. Scrub the toes using the nail brush to make them super clean.
- Just as with the manicure, shift the cuticles inside and, once again, prevent infections by not cutting or trimming the cuticles. For extra moisturizing, add some coconut oil to the toes and massage gently.
- Do a trimming of the nails to your preferred length. Do not cut too short to prevent ingrown toenails, which come with a lot of pain.
- Do filing of the toenails from a side to the middle and same from the other side.
- Put the body butter on your feet to soften them, get rid of all remnants from the nails before you do the painting.
- Ensure the toes are kept apart, as this will make your painting a lot easier and neater. You can put some fabric or cotton between the toes your use classic toe separators.
- Apply your base coat polish, then the nail polish, and top it off with the topcoat polish. Take drying breaks of one or two minutes after each application of coat. Once the top coat polish is applied, let the nails dry for about 20 minutes, then you move!