Hope this winter is going on well. All of us need extra skin nourishment in winter as our skin loses all the moisture and natural oils. Even I do feel uncomfortable with my skin in winters as its very dry and flaky. It’s not only enough taking care of your facial and body skin with lotions and creams, we should also take care of our precious feet which bears our whole weight :). Even in summers our feet are usually dry and rough, then just imagine how it will be in winters? Just check your feet now, touch it gently. What do you feel? It’s like toughing a rough cactus isn’t it? :( My feet was like same till today morning, as I didn’t perform any pedicure after summer. Today morning I found out an interesting way to perform a best winter pedicure and my feet became instantly soft and bright :)
So, how to perform this nourishing winter pedicure at home? And what are the things needed? A very few things which you can find in your kitchen :D
2. A small tub
3. Essential oils such as olive, almond, grape seed oils
4. Foot scrubber, loofah or a pumice stone
5. Soft towel
6. Nail cutter
7. Nail polish remover.
8. Cold cream or moisturizer.
Foot scrubber is very essential for every pedicure because it scrubs your feet well, removes the flaky dead skin cells and makes feet soft and smooth. If you don’t have one you can purchase it from your nearest department store or you as also replace a foot scrubber with a good loofah pad or a pumice stone.
Okay now I will give the steps of performing this pedicure. :D
1.Remove your old nail polish and file your nails. Fill the tub with warm water. The water shouldn’t be too hot or cold, it should be bearable for your foot. Hot water is used in pedicure because it loosens up the pores of your skin and makes the scrubbing process more easier and fuller. It softens the rough skin and thus the impurities and dead skin gets removed easily :)
2. Now mix a hand full of salt, few drops of your regular body wash or shampoo and the essential oils to the tub of water. Salt acts as a great exfoliate while the essential oils nourishes your feet and prevent it from drying.
3. Blend the minute of water well to get lather like this and soak your feet in the tub for 15 minutes.
4. After 15 minutes, take out your feet and scrub it with your foot scrubber gently over the sensitive skin surfaces and little harder over the rough parts of your feet. Don’t be too harsh to your feet while scrubbing.
5. After 10 to 15 minutes of scrubbing, wash your feet with plenty of clean and cold water. Towel dry and moisturize with a good moisturizing lotion or a cold cream like the ponds cold cream which I use all the time :) You can coat your nails with a good nail enamel if you wish. The process is complete. :)
NOTE: This winter pedicure can be followed once in every 15 days to prevent the beauty of your precious feet :) You should clean and moisturize your feet every night before going to bed in order to make it look and feet soft and smooth all the time :)
Softy softly feet is all yours now! Say goodbye to winter dryness :D :D