Giving your feet a pedicure is a great way to boost moisture levels, repair rough skin and indulge in a little TLC. Here’s how to treat yourself to an at-home pedi. Do this pamper session once a week and your feet will be thanking you for it!
Step 1 > Soak
Fill a large basin with warm water and a few drops of essential oil. Soak your feet for around 10 minutes (longer if your feet have very tough skin). Pat dry with a towel.
Step 2 > File
Buff away dead skin cells, paying particular attention to the sides, heels and balls of your feet. You can use a handheld file, or for a really smooth finish, try an electronic model with a rotating action, like Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi.
Step 3 > Trim
Now that your feet are nice and soft from soaking, use straightedge clippers to trim your toenails. It’s important to cut toenails in a straight line to avoid ingrown toenails. File the trimmed nails, including the corners, using a fine-grit emery board.
Step 4 > Massage
With dead skin cells removed, this is the perfect time for a moisturising treatment, so treat yourself to a specially formulated moisturising product, like Scholl Dry Skin Instant Recovery Cream. If it’s the end of the day and you’re on your way to bed, slip some cotton socks over your moisturised feet and leave them on overnight – your feet will be surprisingly soft in the morning!
Step 5 > Polish
If you’re heading out for the day, it’s time to pop on some nail colour. Using toe separators to keep toes apart, paint nails with a clear base coat before applying two coats of your favourite nail polish. Use long strokes down the centre of your nail toward the tip of your toe.
Step 6 > Dry
Allow your nails to dry 15 minutes before slipping on open-toe shoes. If you are wearing closed shoes, you’ll need to wait another 15 minutes, bearing in mind that it can take up to two hours for polish to dry completely.
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Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi
Get feet that look great and feel super smooth without any hassle. Velvet Smooth™ buffs away hard skin in minutes leaving you with fabulous feet that you'll want to show off.
Scholl Dry Skin Instant Recovery Cream
Scholl Dry Skin Instant Recovery Cream is formulated to exfoliate dead, dry skin cells, allowing special moisture boosters to penetrate deep into the upper layers of the skin. The result is softer, smoother skin.