Pedicure Tips

  1. Always try to use a creamy pumice scrub. There are also flavored scrubs available in the market, try getting those. Peppermint Scrub is highly suggested.
  2. While moisturizing your cuticles, always use a cream or moisturizer which contains lemon, as they help to cleanse properly as well as provides shine to the skin.
  3. If you have anyone for assistance, tell them to give you a nice massage before you do the final step of washing and drying your feet.
  4. For a fresh and clean look, first try to sit back and soak your feet in warm water which has lemon juice, salt or bath salt and essential oils in it. Let the feet get soaked for 15 minutes. Then take clean warm water and clean your feet using this for about 30 seconds. Now start your regular exfoliating procedure. Even exotic stones & flowers can be added to this water.
  5. Always pat dry with a soft towel.
  6. After you apply the nail paint, soak your toenails in icy water, this will help in preventing the nail-paint from smudging and also helps it dry faster.
  7. Olive oil can work if cuticle oil is not available with you.
  8. While giving yourself a pedicure, always remain in a good mood. This helps in pampering your feet in a better way. Don’t be too hard on your feet.
  9. Add Epson salt and your favorite scented oil (Scalogna likes lavender) to warm water and soak your feet for 10 minutes. Although the bath tub might be easier, Scalogna recommends using a large bowl instead (keep it for foot use only). That way it feels more glamorous and luxurious, she says. Place it in your living or bedroom and relax with a book while you soak.
  10. Remove dry skin from legs and feet with a homemade mixture of olive oil and kosher salt or raw sugar.
  11. Apply a base coat first, or use Sally Hansen’s Double Duty base and top coat. Then, apply two thin coats of polish.
  12. To prevent ingrown toenails, You cut your toenails straight across instead of trying to clip off the corners.
  13. The key is to soak your feet for a long time with warm water, soap, and a little bit of minty foot oil.
  14. After painting your toenails, soak them in icy water. It prevents the polish from smudging and helps it dry faster


Nail cutter
Nail filer
Cuticle cutter
Cuticle pusher
Nail brush
Orange stick
Pumice stone
Foot scrapper
Two basins large enough for foot bath


Liquid soap or shampoo
Luke warm water
Antiseptic lotion
Oil or cream
Nail polish
Foot powder
Hydrogen peroxide


Pedicure Tips