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So the summer is here…but the spa is still closed. We share your pain when it comes to DIY beauty fixes and want to help until our doors re-open and our Spa Therapists can step in to sort those eyebrows, nails, bikini lines and of course…feet.
Spa Manager, Amber has put together a quick ‘how to’ guide to help you achieve a professional finish from your ‘at home’ pedicure.
Read on for a DIY foot rescue to help you stride with pride in your summer sandals.
Follow these simple steps for a pedi like a pro.
Get your tools ready! Make sure you have everything you need to hand – to avoid hopping across the room mid pedi.
Remove old nail varnish.
File hard skin with a foot file (the Body Shop one is great) or pumice.
Apply exfoliator to dry feet – any body scrub can be used.
Rub the exfoliate in concentrating on any dry areas of the feet.
Soak feet in warm water – with a drop of bath oil.
Apply cuticle remover to each toe and leave for one minute.
Cut toenails – always straight across the nail.
Push cuticles back gently using small circular movements using a stick with a small bit of cotton pad wrapped around the tip.
Nip any excess cuticle using the cuticle nippers (be careful not to be over zealous and cut your skin).
File toe nails – again nice and straight please!
Apply foot and leg lotion or a body moisturiser.
Massage moisturiser into your legs and feet.
Wipe nails with nail polish remover to remove any excess oil from the toenails
Use tissue to separate the toes (twist the tissue before putting between toes).
Apply base coat if required – to prevent staining your nails if using a deep colour.
Carefully apply two coats of nail polish taking care not to flood the cuticles.
Use a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover to tidy up any stray polish.
Apply a top coat for lasting shine.
Hopefully, we will see you in the spa soon for beauty treatments and lots of relaxation!
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