WHAT DOES FOOT CARE/PEDICURE INCLUDE?
"Pedicure" is just another name for "foot care". In a pedicure, 2 things are in the foreground: treating the toenails and caring for the skin of the feet.
Caring for the skin of the feet is particularly about callus removal, removal of corns, cleansing and care of the skin and deodorization .
Pedicure means cosmetic foot care, while podiatry includes medical foot care (e.g. B in diabetes).
GOOD FOOT CARE FOR HEALTHY FEET
It's not that difficult to have beautiful, smooth, well-groomed feet. A little pedicure works wonders. In addition, careful foot care also contributes to the health of the feet.
1. A PEDICURE FOOT BATH
Foot baths have been used for centuries to care for the feet.
The pedicure can therefore begin with a foot bath with appropriate additives to care for the skin or alleviate certain problems.
There are numerous ready-made footbaths and recipes on the Internet to put together a special footbath.
Some areas of application for foot baths:
- for foot skin care
- against foot sweat
- to promote blood circulation
- in case of nail bed inflammation
- to relax
- to soften the cornea
- to combat athlete's foot
A foot bath is often used to soften the skin on the feet so that the calluses can be removed with a cream, rasp or callus file during the subsequent foot peeling. However, mechanical processing of the skin of the feet with a rasp, a pumice stone or a foot file can quickly lead to skin injuries.
New trend: foot mask instead of foot bath to remove calluses
Recently, there is a very effective way of gently removing callus with a peeling foot mask. All you have to do is slip appropriate callus remover socks over your feet so that the excess calluses are automatically detached within a few days.
2. REMOVE EXCESS CALLUS WHEN PEDICURE
There are various ways to remove annoying calluses, calluses and cracks on your feet.
Many women use pumice stone for mechanical corneal removal or even corneal files or corneal rasps. The problem with this: too much of a good thing can quickly lead to injuries! Collagen fibers in the skin of the feet can also be injured, which additionally stimulates callus production.
So-called "foot masks" offer a very elegant way of removing calluses, which are also known as "foot peeling mask" or " Callus remover socks" are known and e.g. B can be ordered in our online shop.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A FOOT MASK DURING CALLUS REMOVAL?
The big advantage of foot peeling socks is that they are easy to use and have a good effect. The Summer Foot foot masks are simply pulled over the feet like socks and put on for 2 hours so that the valuable active ingredients can get to grips with the hard skin. In addition, you can put on socks over the masks.
After the exposure time of 2 hours, simply wash your feet - done. Valuable substances such as urea and cucumber extract ensure a gentle peeling effect over the next 5 - 7 days, during which excess callus flakes are shed.
The result: velvety soft, well-groomed feet without annoying, thick calluses, cracks or calluses! The Summer Foot foot mask is available for women, for men and in a cheap double pack.
3. PUT ON FEET WELL FOR FOOT CARE
In order to make the feet look beautiful and to protect them in the long term, intensive creaming of the skin is recommended. Foot creams should be more fatty and contain valuable substances such as glycerin and UREA.
Anyone who creams their feet once or twice a day protects them from cracks, chafing and excessive callus formation.
4. EDIT TOENAILS WHEN PEDICURE
First, if the skin has grown very far over the nail, the cuticle can be gently pushed back with a stick.
After pushing back the cuticles, it's the turn of the length and shape of the toenails. Toenails are best trimmed with clippers. Rough edges and irregularities can then be shaped with a file. Whether with a glass file, ceramic file or metal file, everyone has to test it themselves.
THE CORRECT LENGTH OF TOENAILS WHEN CUTTING
Toenails should protect the tip of the toes from mechanical stress. Therefore, do not cut the toenails too short: the tip of the toe should still be covered by the nail plate after cutting.
Intensive care for the toenails
There is a good recipe for well-groomed and beautifully shiny toenails: Simply apply high-quality almond oil or olive oil to the toenails and massage in lightly. This supplies moisture and keeps the nails supple.
5. POLISHING TOENAILS WHEN PEDICURE
COAT TOENAILS WITH BASECOAT
The pedicure also includes painting the toenails. It is best to clean the nails with some nail polish remover to remove any nail polish. Remove paint residue, oil or cream. It is then advisable to apply a base coat to protect the nails from discolouration. The base coat forms a good base for applying the varnish. When applying the base coat, you may Use toe separators so that everything runs smoothly when applying the varnish and nothing smears.
Apply the colored foot polish
It is best to brush on the colored paint with 3 longitudinal brush strokes: one brush stroke on the left, one brush stroke on the right and one in the middle. Then a second layer.
Finally, a layer of top coat follows - done! Well-groomed feet are something to be proud of.
When choosing the color of the paint, you should choose a color that goes with as many clothes and shoes as possible.
ALTERNATIVE TO PAINTING THE FOOTNAILS
If you don't want to paint your toenails, you can polish your nails to give them a nice shine. There are special polishing blocks and polishing files. But don't buff too often, as the nails will get a little thinner with each buffing. Finally apply some nail oil.
6. REMOVE CORNS
It is best to have corns removed by a specialist, i.e. a doctor, podiatrist or orthopaedist. Removing corns yourself can cause injury or the corn can come back.
In the case of small, flat corns in the early stages, you can use a corn plaster or a liquid corn remedy from the pharmacy. A foot bath with curd soap or tea tree oil can be used as home remedies. Then brush the corn with propolis tincture. Possibly. careful use of pumice stone and a special file also helps.
7. NAIL BROKEN: GOING TO A SPECIALIST HELPS
If toenails are torn, broken or out of shape, a visit to a nail salon can help.
The toenails can be lengthened and shaped using a special plastic, just like fingernails.
8. THE RIGHT PEDICURE SET
A good pedicure set can make foot care a lot easier. The pedicure can be performed better with high-quality scissors, a good nail clipper and appropriate files than with unsuitable tools.
With the nail files there are ceramic, glass files, metal files and flexible nail files with different grits. Here you can also buy a complete nail file set relatively inexpensively in order to have the ideal nail file at hand for every application.
YOU CAN MAKE A PEDICURE YOURSELF
Conclusion: A pedicure of the feet is not that difficult and time-consuming.
The result: Beautiful, healthy and well-groomed feet!
Summary: What goes into a perfect pedicure
You can do a perfect pedicure yourself at home with the help of instructions!
The best way to start a foot care treatment is with a soothing, warm foot bath.
"Remove excess calluses" is step number two.
A foot mask with valuable ingredients is highly recommended for removing calluses. The Summer Foot foot mask, for example, contains nourishing UREA and does not use aggressive salicylic acid to remove calluses.
Advantage of peeling with a callus sock: beautiful, tender skin on the entire foot, without the risk of injury from mechanical treatment with a pumice stone callus rasp or file. Even a thick layer of hard skin can be removed cleanly and relatively safely with a peeling mask.
When caring for your nails, it is particularly important to gently push back the cuticles, trim your nails correctly and paint your nails with nail polish. If you can clamp small spacers between your toes, it will be easier when painting your toenails.
To paint toenails, you use a base coat, a colored nail polish and a seal with a top coat.
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