Here are my tips for giving yourself a pedicure at home:
Exfoliate the dead skin - I always start with a warm shower and scrub my feet with a pumice foot file and exfoliating cleanser. This removes some of the dead skin from my feet.
Smooth the rough areas - Use a PedEgg or Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot file to smooth all the calluses and rough patches. The great thing about the Amope Pedi Perfect is that you can use it in the shower and it is rechargeable, which means no batteries or pesky cords to get tangled. It has a low speed and a high speed, depending on your preference. (the high speed is recommended for use on wet skin) The ergonomic design makes it easy to hold and it does not require much pressure for it to work.
I usually focus on my big toe, heels, and side of my foot because they tend to be the roughest areas. I hate to make you jealous, but my hubby does this for me once a week! He gives me the full spa treatment...exfoliation, moisturizing, and massage. (Yes, I realize how lucky I am!)
Moisturize - I use two kinds of foot lotion for extra soft skin. I love this brand from Sally Beauty Supply, and they are occasionally on sale, so I can stock up! The Foot Balm helps with the exfoliation of the dead skin and the Foot Repair moisturizes my feet.
Wear Shea Socks - Continue the pampering after your pedicure is over by wearing Shea -infused socks to seal in the moisture.
Nail Maintenance - Cut your nails to the desired length; I use toe nail clippers, because they are a larger size then fingernail clippers. Mine came in a pedicure kit from Bath and Body Works. Pick a pretty spring color, put in your toe separators, and paint! I picked the lovely lavender color from Sinful Colors, called Beverly Hills, since it reminds me of Easter Eggs.
My feel are ready for sandals now! Do you give yourself pedicures at home? What tips would you add?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Amopé™ as part of a sampling activation for Crowdtap. I received complimentary products to review, but all opinions are my own.