It’s Sunday Ladies!!
I love to pamper myself at home on Sundays…. I like to dedicate a few hours to myself on Sundays, and I have come up with a schedule for DIY (do-it-yourself) pampering for myself on Sundays.
I am starting a new series of ‘Sunday Pamperings’ on this blog. I would like to share my Sunday routine with all of you. I have been following these routines since 4-5 year, and they are quite safe and effective in the long run.
We begin with a pedi-spa this week. A pedi-spa or a spa pedicure to keep the feet lovely, refreshed and relaxed. Also, I find parlor-pedicures a bit too unhygienic. I mean, they use the same quipments for everyone, which freaks me out (even if they sterilise them, I don’t like the whole concept).
I prefer doing my own pedicures at minimum cost and minimum risk of infections.
The advantagesof a pedi-spa are:
-you and your feet get relaxed
-all dead skin is removed
-it leaves you with soft skin
-removes tan and brightens skin
Things you’ll need: a big tub (full of warm water), 1-2 cups of milk, handful of rose petals (or rose water, if petals are not available), foot soak/ shampoo, foot scrub, heel buffer/ pumice stone, nail polish remover, nail clip (nail cutter), foot file, nail buffer, foot cream, nail filer, nail polish (clear and coloured)
1. Remove nail polish from the nails (preferably do it on Saturday night itself. That way, your nails will get some time to breathe!)
2. Trim your nails and file them to get the desired shape. Remember, toe nails should not be filed round, as that increases the chances on ingrown toe-nails.
3. Take the tub and fill it with warm water..add milk and rose petals to it, to get that SPA feeling at home. You may also add some foot-soak solution/ mild shampoo in the water.
4. Sit on a chair and dip your feet in the water for 15 minutes, and relax.
5. After 15 minutes, take your feet out from the water and wash with plain water.
6. Scrub your feet with a foot scrub and the heels with a heel buffer/ pumice stone to remove all dead skin. Clip any dead skin from around the nails.
7. Push back cuticles with a q-tip while the cuticles are still wet.
8. Wash your feet again and towel dry them properly.
9. Now moisturise your feet generously with a foot cream. Wear cotton socks and go about your daily activities for some time now (this is optional. It really depends on how much time you have at hand).
10. When you again have some spare time, buff your nails to get a smooth canvas for nail paints. Apply a clear base coat on your nails. This ensure that nail polish will uniformly glide on the nails, and it prevents the yellowing of nails.
11. Apply 2 coats of your favourite nail color, and you’re good to go for the whole week!
I hope you liked the post.
Please go ahead and try this for yourself. I do it regularly, and I just love this pedi-spa.
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