How to Get Pro Pedicures at Home

Woman doing her nails.

Different skin treatments can be carried out in your home too, like pedicure.

• Get all the supplies together – In order to give yourself a food quality pedicure, you will first need to gather some basic supplies. These would include a round tub and warm water, nail file and clippers, cuticle stick, pumice stone, nail buffer and the nail polish of your choice.

• Remove old nail polish if any – Even before you start the pedicure, remove the old nail polish on your toenails for a thorough cleaning.

• Soak your feet in water – Fill the tub with warm water and bath salts if you have them. Soak your feet in it for 10 minutes to help get rid of the dirt and dust and also soften the tough calluses.

• Cut your nails and file them – Take out one foot at a time from the tub. Wipe dry and trim down the nails using the nail clippers. Using the nail buffer, buff down the sharp edges.

• Prepare the cuticles – Use the cuticle stick to push back the cuticles gently around each of the nails. The excess cuticle skin can be cut away with a cuticle trimmer.

• Smooth the nails top – The buffing pad can be used to file down the ridges and rough edges on the nails top. Use the pad in the same direction and reach each toe nails completely by tilting the angles at the sides.

• Soften and clean the skin – Once you are done with the toenails, move the feet. Scrub out all the calluses on your heel and the ball of the foot with the help of the pumice stone. The skin in this area is thick and requires extensive scrubbing. Add soap on the brush and clean between the toes for a thorough cleaning.

• Finish off well – Once this is done, remove feet from the tub and empty out the contents. Pat dry the skin and massage some feet lotion on the skin to moisturize and nourish it. Wear your home slippers as your feet might get dirty by coming in direct contact with the ground.

• Apply the polish – Add a base coat first as this will help protect your toenails. A clear nail polish works great as a base coat. When done, apply the color of your choice. It is always better to apply 2 layers of any polish as this helps give a thick layer on your nails and the true color of the polish emerges over it. Add a clear top coat at the end to set the polish in place.

Skin Care FAQs

Woman with beautiful skin.

Here is a look at many of the common questions we face from our customers in our New York store.

Why do I need to start using anti-wrinkles creams and other ant-aging products from the early thirties?
Women who are in their early thirties take their skin for granted which is their first mistake. As of now all the suntan, study and work sessions along with junk food consumption have not started showing their effect and even if they do, a little bit of concealer is all you need to fix it. But, that is just for now! In the years to come, your skin will soon start aging and start looking dull. What you need to do is take preventive measures and go for early treatments as this will help you maintain your youthful glow for many years to come and make you look beautiful and young!

Why do many young women suffer from premature aging?
A woman’s genetics and cumulative sun damage are the 2 major reasons why a woman suffers from premature aging. However, with the right use of procedures and products, a woman can correct, slow down and erase an aging face to a large extent.

When is the right time to take preventive measures and start using anti-aging products?
If you have been exposed to a lot of sun damage during the first twenty years of your life, it is recommended you start the use of anti-aging products immediately! You will be able to rectify the problem immensely by using the right lotions and creams containing antioxidants and sun protection serums.

What kinds of products are really helpful in slowing down the process of aging?
Products which contain natural minerals, vitamins and loads of antioxidants are just the products for you to look younger and beautiful. They help to slow down the process of photo damage which can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and lustre-less skin. Always use products which suit your skin type and do not contain an ingredient which you are allergic to.

What are the essential products for anti-aging?
A basic skin care regime is just what you need to take care of the aging process. All you need to do is choose the essential products and create the perfect skin care regime for yourself. You would need an anti-aging day cream, a night cream, a face mask and a serum for the perfect daily anti-aging regime. It will not only help delay the process of aging to a large extent but also help cure the existing signs of aging with ease.

Basic Tips for Staying Protected from the UV Rays

We all love the sun – the biggest star in our solar system. The vast amounts of energy produced by it allows the living organisms to get the necessities of life. Green plants prepare their food using the solar rays. But behind all these advantages of the sun, there are many challenges that we have to face every day.

Sun: Savior or Threat?

Have you heard of the depletion of the ozone layer? It is the gaseous layer that protects us from the harmful elements of the universe. But the increasing heat by the global warming has led this layer to degrade. A hole has originated on its surface. As a result, the harmful solar rays, known as the ultraviolet rays are entering the planet’s atmosphere. These rays are the most dangerous threat received from the bright star. If these rays get into our skin, the chances of skin cancer are increased. Now the problem is that we cannot restrict these rays from entering the earth but we can surely take certain measures to save our skin from these rays.

Consume Green Vegetables

Plants use solar energy to produce foods. However, they have to spend a lot of time in the sun. Unlike human beings, the plants do not have the ability to move; therefore they are under constant threat from the sun. In such a situation, these plants produce some nutrients known as the antioxidants. The antioxidants protect these plants from the damaging rays. We do not have the ability to produce such elements. But we can obviously borrow the nutrients from the vegetables. Green leafy vegetables such as kale, broccoli, and cabbages are high sources of antioxidants. If we consume them regularly, our skin would be protected from the harmful UV rays.

Wear Full-Sleeved Clothes

Another way to protect the skin from the harmful radiation of the sun is to wear clothes that protect your entire body. You can consider wearing full sleeved clothes for the best results.

Facial Masks and Skin Care

Fruits are other richest sources of the antioxidants. Certain fruits such as cucumber, strawberry, apples, etc. can be mashed, and their juice can be applied on the skin.

Now you have come across several natural tips for getting protected from the UV rays; you can follow these steps to get a better life.