If unable to fit in your regular pedicures to your calendar this Summer or avoiding central London due to the Olympics you can still ensure your toes are looking beach ready and give yourself a treat, with Content’s guide to the perfect at-home pedicure...
HOW TO HOME PEDICURE:
Firstly, buff feet whilst dry with Hydrea Natural Pumice Foot File to exfoliate and soften rough, dry heals and remove dead skin. The Hydrea Foot File has a comfortable wooden handle and curved shape which fits the heel perfectly and makes pampering your feet quick and easy.
Soak feet for a few minutes in a foot bath with Amala’s Detoxifying Bath Salts. Made from 100% natural powerful whole plant ingredients, these salts will revitalize and detox the whole body from the soles of your feet up. The organic ingredients such as Witch Hazel and Sea Algae help to sooth and moisture dry skin, whilst the aromatic scent uplifts the senses. Then scrub under nails with the Hydrea FSC certified Hydrea London Dual Sided Nail Brush.
Use a foot scrub such as the award-winning, REN's Guerande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm to soften and refresh tired feet. Massage the scrub on to lower legs and feet, focusing on any hard areas of the skin to remove dead cells and soften dry patches. This scrub from REN Skincare is formulated for all skin types and will help to reduce dullness – ensuring your feet smell and feel fresh this Summer. TIP: This Ren Body Scrub is also perfect for prepping skin prior to using the new REN Body Contouring Anti-Cellulite Gel.
Apply a natural nail oil to soften the cuticles around toenails. We like to use the rich and protective Biodynamic Nail and Cuticle treatment by AEOS to replenish the nail and soften cuticles. This unique oil has been developed using biodynamic Poppy, Sunflower and Spelt Oil to help nourish and promote beautiful, healthy nails. Used regularly this oil will help to condition and protect toenails, and prevent against dry, cracked cuticles – it is the perfect holiday companion for keeping nails looking in tip-top shape!
Trim nails straight across with nail clippers and push back cuticles (if necessary). Use a nail file to gently round the edge toenails and to give shape – we like the AEOS Crystal Nail File – available in 5 great colours, the nail files are hygienic, eco-friendly, gentle and effective for creating a smooth flawless finish for nails. This crystal nail file works to seal the nail tips as you file, preventing debris from seeping into the nail tip, whilst also helping to stop nails from cracking and chipping. We have been using the nail file for over a month, and have noticed improvement in how strong our nails are - no cracks, or breakages. Give cuticles the once over with the Priti Cuticle Remover.
Finish by adding your favourite natural foot lotion and massage well – we love the Weleda Foot Balm, packed with soothing and cooling naturals, this is the perfect foot balm to refresh tired, aching feet. The new reformulation of the foot balm also creates a lighter consistency, which is easily absorbed and non-greasy, leaving feet feeling soft and comfortably dry. Another favourite, is the Fresh Feet Therapeutic Moisturising Balm from Live Native - great to moisturise and revive your feet after a long day standing. The unique raw-blended balm absorbs readily and cleanly to deeply nourish and revitalise sore or aching feet. It also has the added bonus of containing natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties - no more smelly feet!
For the perfect finish add a splash of colour to your toes with your favourite Priti NYC Nail Polish, fast drying, chip resistant and they contain a UV inhibitor. Priti NYC's Nail Polishes are extremely durable and glossy - perfect to add colour and shine to your toes before hitting the beach this Summer…
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