Dealing with cracked heels in winter? Here’s how to do a pedicure at home

If winters are giving you skin trouble with dry skin and cracked heels then it is time that you try this easy to pedicure!
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Manasvi Jain Published: 27 Dec 2022, 04:30 pm IST
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People may love the winter season for its delicacies, fashion, seasonal produce and many more reasons. But the winter is also hard on our skin. The dry weather leads to dry skin especially around our feet. Cracked heels and calloused feet are very normal to have in winter. Instead of hiding it behind socks, it is extremely important to take extra care of our feet. So, here is how to do a pedicure at home to get soft and clean feet easily and naturally at home!

Many people mistake a pedicure for a luxurious spa treatments that just need to be done to get your nails all dolled up. But that is not the case. You must do a pedicure to maintain the basic hygiene of your feet and keep the skin soft and smooth looking.

Even though it is important for the health of our skin, many people find it unnecessary to spend so much money and get a pedicure at a salon. Anyhow, who wants to leave the warmth and comfort of our homes when it is so cold outside. That is why we are here to suggest how to do a pedicure at home!

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Pedicures don’t have to expensive always, they can be done at home too! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

How to do a pedicure at home?

Step 1

The first step is to remove any remnants of your last pedicure by removing the nail paint. Pedicure is all about cleaning your feet and nails, so the half-chipped nail polish has to go. Take some nail paint remover on a piece of cotton and wipe your nails with it. Make sure you wipe your cuticles too as some nail paint is bound to get there during application or removal.

Step 2

Next, you need to fill up your bathtub or a small tub with some nice warm water to soak your feet. You can add some bath salts and shower gel to the water as they help get the dirt off your feet. Now, you just need to relax and let the warm water do its job of relaxing your muscles. You can play some of your favourite music and relax for 10 -15 minutes.

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A warm water feet dip is the secret to smooth feet. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Step 3

Once your feet are all warmed up and the skin and nails have become supple, you can start rubbing your feet with hands or a loofah or foot file or a pumice stone. This will help in getting rid of all the dead skin and smoothen your calloused or cracked heels.

Step 4

This is the best time to trim your nails too! Your nails would have become soft from being soaked in the warm water and will be easier to cut. Cut your nails properly and see if you have an ingrown nail, get rid of that too. If you want to keep your nails long, then you can file them and shape them at this point of time.

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Trim your nails after soaking your feet. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Step 5

By this time, your water will start turning cold, so take out your feet from the water and wipe them dry with a towel. Once your feet are dried you can take some oil or lotion to massage your feet.

Step 6

Though your pedicure is done, the last step is totally optional. If you like your nails with nail polish then at this point you can paint your nails pretty!

So ladies, give this DIY pedicure a try and save a trip to the salon!

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Manasvi Jain is a professional writer with a keen interest in spreading awareness about various health and wellness issues through her articles. She writes well researched articles by connecting with various doctors and health experts. ...Read More

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