Treating your feet to a pedicure is certainly something that we should all do. Not only will they look great in sandals when the sun makes an appearance but they look great in heels and wedges on a night out and even when you’re Barefoot at home.
David Barton shares his tips on how you can achieve your own pedicure in the comfort of your own home.
He says: “Having worked in the industry for eight years I pride myself on the pedicure services I provide to my clients and the celebrities I work with. I strive to use the best tools to achieve the greatest results. The MICRO Pedi enables you to do this from the comfort of your own home and the results are beyond belief. By effectively removing hard, dry and cracked Skin with minimal effort and a pain free process, the results are fantastic, amazing, smooth, soft feet”
Perfect MICRO Pedi PROFESSIONAL Pedicure:
1) Always start by removing the dry and dead Skin from the soles of your feet. I would recommend the MICRO Pedi as it is effective with minimal effort and a pain free process. Use the MICRO Pedi on dry feet. This is the most non aggressive way to get a smooth finish. This means you can see problem areas on the feet and identity where Skin is at its driest. This also means you won’t be working on areas that are more tender and can concentrate on the areas that have extra build-up of hard skin.
2) Then assess the feet for callus build up to establish any areas that might need more attention to detail.
3) From this, choose the appropriate roller needed to start the treatment. Normally you would start with the tornado, super extra-coarse, for the more heavy duty, rough hard skin areas, especially if your feet have been neglected in the past.
4) Use this all over the feet, focusing on the harder areas to ensure that build up of hard skin is removed.
5) From there move on to the extra-coarse roller for the hard areas that don’t need so much attention or work but still have built up areas.
6) Then finally swap to the coarse roller to smooth off skin on the feet for an even, soft finish.
7) Now soak the feet in luke warm/hot water.
8) Then exfoliate. Give your feet a thorough exfoliation to ensure that any fine skin is removed. Scrubs typically contain ingredients that stimulate circulation and condition the skin while removing dead skin cells.
9) Towel dry feet, patting them down softly.
10) Now work on the toes. Gently pushing back cuticles, using soft tools if necessary.
11) File the nail straight across to avoid any ingrown toenails.
12) At this stage massage feet with a light foot Cream. Those that use peppermint work well as they are cooling, deodorising and hydrating.
13) For applying nail polish, start with a good quality base coat, wait for that to dry before adding two thin coats of your chosen colour, again wait for this to dry and apply a finally top coat to seal in the colour and give nails a high shine.
14) Wait two minutes to ensure that the polish is completely dry then apply a cuticle oil on the cuticles and around the nail area of the toes.
The MICROPedi costs £39.95 and is available direct on 0845 399 0042 www.Lifes2good.co.uk. Also available from larger Boots stores.
Femalefirst Taryn Davies