5 Simple Steps to a Spa PedicurePosted: May 15, 2012
I LOVE a good spa pedicure! BUT…it’s hard to find time to get a professional pedicure. So, I am sharing my secrets to get that “spa smoothness”, in your own home!
Step 1: Soak Your Feet
- Grab a pot, bucket, tub or whatever your feet will comfortably fit in and fill it with warm, warm water.
- Add a tablespoon of baking soda and a squirt of your favorite hair conditioner to the water. (This helps soften those calluses and combats stinky feet odors. Plus, it makes your skin super soft!)
- Set your timer for 15 minutes and relax! DO NOT MOVE FOR 15 MINUTES!! (I say this as a reminder to myself, because I have to physically force myself to relax.)
Step 2: The Callus Eliminator
- Be Natural Callus Eliminator is magical! I love this product!!
- Remove your feet from the water and dry with a towel.
- Grab a pair of gloves, or use a plastic bag to cover your hands. Squirt about a quarter-sized amount of product into your palm (while wearing the gloves) and rub the product onto the bottom of your feet. Let product sit for 3-5 minutes.
- DO NOT use on broken or cracked skin, because it can burn. Follow the directions carefully.
Step 3: Scrub
- I use the Mr. Pumice scrubber to scrub the bottom of my feet. Keep the callus eliminator on during this process.
- Scrub each foot for a few minutes until feet are smooth.
Step 4: Rinse
- Put your feet back in the water and rinse all of the callus eliminator off.
- At this point I use a foot scrub or body scrub (whatever I have on-hand) to wash my feet and legs. (A baking soda paste is also a great exfoliant if you don’t have a scrub.)
- Rinse thoroughly. Remove your feet from the water and pat dry.
- Now is the time to clip, file and buff your toenails.
- Massage a foot cream or thick lotion onto feet and legs.
- If painting toenails, remove the lotion with a little bit of alcohol or polish remover. Add polish if you want. (I personally like to leave this up to the professionals. I usually spend more time removing polish from my toes than actually painting them. And I never have the patience to let them dry properly.)
That’s it! Super easy (the hard part for me is trying to get my husband to do this for me).