It has been shown that there are many positives to getting pedicures. They don’t just help your feet feel better; when they incorporate things like massage, they can improve your circulation, melt off your stress, and lessen pain. But then, many people aren’t really excited about the idea of professional pedicures. Professional pedicures involve using the same tools that have been used on multitudes of other individuals and you can’t say if those tools meet hygienic standards. Fortunately, it’s possible to give yourself pedicures. Here is what you need to do if you would like to have all the benefits of a pedicure without leaving your home.

To start, try removing any existing polish with the help of a non-acetone polish remover (acetone can cause many health issues). Trim the nails on your toes straight across and use a nail file to smooth down any roughness. Make sure you use a toenail clipper to trim your nails instead of a fingernail clipper. Fingernail clippers have a curved shape and can make your toenails become ingrown and begin hurting.

Try to soak your feet in a bath. Try letting your feet sit in warm water for around three minutes. You can put things like lavender bath salts or other skin softeners and soothers. This can transform the foot bath into a really soothing experience and help your feet feel genuinely good. You can get ingredients for your foot bath in virtually every store that sells bath and body products. There are a few that are expensive but choose the ingredients you like the most.

Remove any calluses or rough spots that may be left behind after your foot bath with a pumice. It is not a good idea to use a callus shaver (or tools that are like it). Pumice stones are just fine.

Rinse off your feet when you are finished using the pumice. After you have rinsed any pumice or callus dust as well as any foot soak additives that might be clinging on, apply some moisturizing lotion. You can see lots of different types of moisturizing lotions produced specifically for the feet. Don’t just rub in in the lotion, though you can if you are in a rush. Massage in the lotion if you can. Massage has been found to help settle down your feet and, by extension, your whole body.

Now that your feet are clean, callus-free clear of calluses and have been properly moisturized, if you have time, the next step is to make them pretty. Though this isn’t precisely a crucial step, knowing that your toes are pretty (even if you’re the only one who can see them because your feet are stuffed into closed toe shoes all day) can do so much for your self-confidence. Cuticle pushers are the best option for pushing back your cuticles (trimmers can cause a multitude of wounds and infections). Your first coat needs to be a good nail strengthening polish. After the first coat has had the time to dry properly, apply whatever colors or designs that you want!

At home pedicures don’t need to take much time and are usually more affordable than what you would pay for professional services. Don’t hesitate to get started; these do-it-yourself pedicures can improve your whole body’s health!