I’m doing my own everything for my Zoom wedding. Hair, skin, makeup, nails, and toes. Luckily my routine is simple and I’m taking the low-maintenance approach, but I have to start early as I because the ceremony is just days away. As I kick off my spring wedding beauty routine, today I will share how to do a pedicure at home.
Last year I wrote a post about achieving the perfect manicure at home, which is something I do immediately after finishing the pedicure. Any beauty routine I participate in starts with my feet; giving myself manicures and pedicures at home is such a relaxing activity that involves trying new products and taking care of myself at my own pace. I just bought a new pumice stone that’s made out of volcanic rock and a cuticle clipping set that tackles ingrown nails, so I am feeling really good about my spring and summer pedicures.
How to Do a Pedicure at Home
- Footbath (I use a basic household dishpan just for pedicures because I haven’t bought a foot spa; you can always soak your feet in the shower or bathtub)
- A pumice stone or foot scrubber
- Cuticle clippers and stick
- Nail clippers
- Nail file
- Nail buffer
- Nail polish
- Nail polish remover
- Rubbing alcohol
- Cotton balls, pads, or rounds
- Foot scrub (check out this DIY scrub recipe)
- Remove the old polish. If there is no polish, go directly to #2
- Clip and shape the toenails. If you don’t need to cut your nails, just file and shape them. (refer to these tips from a celebrity podiatrist)
- Soak your feet in a foot spa, bathtub, or the shower
- Scrub those heels and footpads with the pumice stone
- Push back the cuticles with the cuticle stick, and clip the excess cuticle skin (don’t go too deep and cut yourself)
- Massage your feet with an exfoliating scrub (optional, but recommended if you have a scrub)
- Prep for polish: swipe your toenails with rubbing alcohol
- Polish your toenails, and let them dry for at least an hour
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