Pedicure tools are just about the same as those that you use for a manicure. There are just a few different ones that you can choose from, however.
A perfect pedicure will require that you follow some guidelines so that you will see the results you are looking for. For instance, you should not take for granted the importance of soaking your feet before brushing it off with a pumice stone or a pedicure file as this will help soften the skin. Learning the roper care for your pedicure tools as well as the appropriate use of these tools can help ensure that you will have a professional looking pedicure and also clean, safe tools you cann use when you need them.
Washing Your Feet
1. Remove old polish on your nails. You will need to remove your old polish before you have a fresh manicure. Use a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover to swipe over your nails to remove the old pigment off your nails.
This process will allow your nails to breathe and the water that touches your nail surfaces will soften them, which will make it easier to smoothen them out with a nail buffer.
2. Soak your feet in warm water. This will soften the skin on your feet and your nails as you cleanse your feet. Make sure that you have just about enough lukewarm water for soaking your feet. Test the temperature of the water before slipping your feet in. You can also add some foot soak or a few tablespoons of body wash or Epsom salt to the water. Soak your feet in the in the water for about 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Use a brush to wash your feet. After soaking your feet in warm water, wash your feet. Use a brush to scrub the bottoms and tops of your feet. Don’t forget the spaces in between your toes and around your ankles. A little soap can help cleanse your feet better. Wash it thoroughly with a gentle, circular motion. You can also use a washcloth or your hands to clean your feet. Just make sure that you won’t leave any surface totally clean.
4. Use a pumice stone on rough spots of your feet. Cracked heels and calluses cannot easily be removed by running your hand over them. These spots will need intense scrubbing. You can use a pumice stone or best pendicure foot file to clean areas like your heels, the side of your big toe, as well as the balls of your feet. (more…)