A pedicure is a way to improve the appearance of the feet and their nails. It provides a similar service as a manicure. The word pedicure comes from the Latin words pedis, which means of the foot, and cura, which means care. It also means the care of the feet and toenails. A pedicure can help prevent nail diseases and nail disorders. Pedicures are not just limited to nails; usually dead skin cells on the bottom of feet are rubbed off using a rough stone called a pumice stone.
Foot reflexology has been widely used while giving the foot massage. It is said to soothe nerves throughout the body (see reflexology). Practitioners may also massage with hot stones in their hands and use special creams with menthol, which are said to help rejuvenate the foot. A pumice stone is used to rub dead skin off the feet.
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- Cotton balls
- Cuticle cream
- Cuticle pusher or Cuticle nipper
- Foot bath
- Nail file
- Nail polish
- Orangewood sticks
- Toenail clippers
Fill a large flat-bottom bowl with warm water. Throw in bath salts, your favorite aromatherapy oils or Epsom salt & let your feet soak 10 minutes. The more cracked & calloused your feet, the longer they need to stay in.
Foot Care, Suggestions and Natural Care
Feet are often, the most neglected part of the human body. We seem to take our feet for granted, lavishing care only when we experience discomfort and foot pain. However, regular care, foot hygiene and exercise can go a log way to healthy feet which will look good and support the body weight easily.
Herbal – Natural Foot Care Tips
To soften rough feet, try this regimen every night before going to bed, for two weeks. Dip the feet in warm water containing a teaspoon of (preferably herbal) shampoo and one teaspoon of baking powder. Let them soak for 10- 15 minutes, before drying them. Apply a foot cream and then go to sleep.
Treat dry skin on the feet and cracked heels with this herbal remedy. Prepare a mixture with equal quantity of glycerin, fresh cream and honey. Apply this mixture to the feet, especially to the cracked heels and let it stay on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Try this every three days ( before sleeping) to find smooth feet and heels.
An easy pedicure
which is fast and effective can be done easily at home. It is herbal and natural and fast acting. Add a few (four to five) drops of vinegar to four or five table spoons (40-50 grams) of curd and mix well in a dish. Rub this mixture well on the feet, ankles, heels and the soles of the feet especially between the toes. Let it stay on for ten minutes and then wash off with warm water. This process will rejuvenate the skin on the feet, removing dead cells and stimulating blood circulation.
If you have a tendency to develop cracks on your heels and are suffering from this painful condition, your feet require regular care. Try this natural remedy every three days before bed time. Immerse feet in warm water to which 10 ml lemon juice and 20 ml coconut oil has been added. Scrub the heel area after twenty minutes with a pumice stone. Dry thoroughly and apply a foot cream. The improvement can be seen after the second treatment and this can become a weekly feature after the first month.
In case, you are looking for a home made moisturizer for the skin specially the feet, you can prepare one easily. Simply mix rose water and glycerin ( glycerin) in equal proportion and store, to be used when ever required, especially after foot care treatment. Replace this mixture every one month.
I have shared many useful foot care tips and natural remedies in the above article. It is now up to you to take the initiative and start caring for your feet. Keep 15 to 20 minutes of your time before you go to sleep for your feet and the feet will thank you forever.