Beauty Treatment. Desperate Times…At Home Pedicure


Natayle Henry, Beauty Editor, Second City Style Magazine

The thought of doing any spa service at home can be a rather frightening thought — especially a pedicure. But with the economy being in a less than perfect state, many have had to sacrifice their once religious spa visits in order to have a little extra money in their bank accounts. While I’m not advocating for anyone to stop making those trips to the spa if it’s feasible, these tips may prove to be helpful if you’re ever in a pinch!


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Step 1: The Soak
Begin by filling a tub or foot bath with either water and your favorite foot soak or equal parts warm water and milk (which will soften and prep calluses for easier removal). Soak feet for approximately five to ten minutes.
May I suggest?
A. Dr. Scholl’s Sole Sensations Classic Foot Spa $24.99
With heat, water jets, bubbles and more, your feet will feel invigorated and relaxed!
B. Aromatherapy Foot Soak Stress Relief – Tranquil Mint $15
Composed of moisturizing sunflower oil and refreshing lemon balm, this foot soak softens, soothes and relieves tired feet.

Step 2: The Shape Up
Rub a drop of cuticle oil into each nail bed and push cuticles and any thickened skin back with a cuticle pusher or an orangewood stick. Using a coarse-grain emery board, file nails straight across and round on the sides.
May I suggest?
C. OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil $12
Infused with avocado, sunflower and sesame seed oils, this nourishing oil restores essential moisture and aids in getting rid of unsightly cuticles.

Step 3: The Exfoliation Process
Empty water and refill tub or foot bath with clean water. Exfoliate feet with a foot scrub and remove calluses with a callus remover or pumice stone. Rinse feet.
May I suggest?
D. Atremis Woman Heel Smoother Pro $29.99
The best callus remover (at least from what I’ve found). Removes calluses in seconds revealing soft, beautiful feet!

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