Pedicure: Purpose, Material Required and Procedure

It is basically the care of feet, legs and toe nails.

Purpose of pedicure:

  • To keep the feet clean, fair and in good condition.
  • To make the skin soft and smooth.
  • It improves blood circulation, nourishes the skin of leg and the foot muscles.
  • To keep the toe nails clean, well shaped and shiny

Material required:

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Pedicure Shampoo
  • Cuticle scissor
  • Nail cutter
  • Nail filer
  • Pumice stone
  • Nail buffer
  • Bleach
  • Sponge
  • Scrub/Cold cream
  • Small tub for foot bath
  • Lukewarm water
  • Nail paint remover
  • Foot scrapper

Steps to do pedicure:

  • Take some lukewarm water in small tub.
  • Add small amount (almost 1 pouch) of pedicure shampoo and hydrogen peroxide in that water.
  • Mix it gently.
  • Remove old nail paint from toe nails using nail paint remover.
  • Dip your feet in that water for minimum 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, add some cold cream on the toe nails and then again dip at least for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • With the help of cuticle scissor and flat instrument in the pedicure kit, clean your toe nails.
  • Then file your nails with an emery board. It is best to file from the edges towards the centre of your nails.
  • Then with the help of buffer, following the order as given on the buffer, make your nails glowing.
  • With pumice stone and foot scrapper, clean your foot.
  • Then make bleach by adding bleach cream and activator and apply on your feet. Keep it till it gets dry.
  • Clean it with the help of sponge.
  • Massage with pedicure scrub or simply by cold cream.
  • This will make your feet clean and fair.

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