How to Do an At-Home Pedicure to Get Your Feet Ready for Summer

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by TiTi's Corner
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45 Minutes

Today I am showing you my at-home pedicure routine. I only wear open shoes and sandals during the summer. Closed shoes are a big no-no.

So during the summer, my feet need a lot of extra love and care. Everyone can benefit from a little foot self-care!

Tools and materials:

  • Bucket 
  • Water 
  • Body wash 
  • Soap 
  • Manicure set 
  • Unused toothbrush 
  • Nail polish remover 
  • Q-tips 
  • Nail polish 
  • Clear top coat 
  • Exfoliating sponge
Removing nail polish from toenails

1. Remove nail polish 

Remove any nail polish that is on your toenails. 

Soaking feet in lukewarm soapy water

2. Add water 

Fill a bucket with lukewarm water and add a few drops of body wash. Place your feet inside and let them soak.

Relaxing by lighting some candles

3. Relax

I like to light a few scented candles while my feet are soaking to make it a more relaxing experience. 

At-home manicure kit

4. Select your tool

Take out your manicure set and select the tool that looks kind of like a spoon. 

Pushing back cuticles

5. Push your cuticles

Use this spoon-like tool to push your cuticles back on each toenail. 

Use the front side of the spoon to scoop out any excess cuticles that get loose.

When your feet are thoroughly soaked, the cuticles become nice and soft, so they are easy to push backward.

Trimming cuticles

6. Trim off cuticles 

Use the cuticle trimmer to trim off any excess cuticle that is there. 

Be very careful during this step to not cut yourself.

Cleaning dirt from under the toenails

7. Clean the dirt 

Use the nail filer with a hooked top to remove any excess dirt underneath and on the sides of your nails. 

Scrubbing toenails with a toothbrush

8. Brush your toes 

Apply soap to an unused toothbrush and scrub your toes just like if you were brushing your teeth. 

This will get rid of any dirt and dead skin cells that are still there.

Cutting toenails and filing them

9. Cut your toenails 

Cut any toenails that are too long and use a nail file to file all your nails to soften the edges. 

Exfoliating the heels

10. Exfoliate 

Use an exfoliating sponge to exfoliate your heels and the bottom of your feet. 

This is super-effective at getting rid of the excess dead skin cells. You would be really shocked by the amount of dead skin that is on the bottom of your feet and heels!

Rinse your feet in the bucket of water. 

Exfoliating the feet, ankles, and calves with body scrub

11. Exfoliate more 

Massage some body scrub into your feet, even up to your knees. This will exfoliate your feet and legs really well. 

Rinsing the body scrub off

12. Rinse 

Rinse your feet and legs by placing your feet in the bucket of water and pouring clean water over your legs and feet.

Moisturizing feet and legs

13. Moisturize

Now that your feet are nice and soft, use your moisturizer of choice and massage it into your feet and legs. 

Removing leftover nail polish with a q-tip

14. Remove any leftover nail polish 

Take a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover and do a quick once-over of your nails to make sure all the nail polish is gone. 

Applying nail polish for a pedicure

15. Apply nail polish

Apply your base coat, let it dry, and make sure to apply another coat. 

How to do pedicures at home

As you can see pictured, a double coat makes a huge difference. I am using a pastel pink base coat.

Then, apply a clear top coat over the top.

Before the at-home pedicure

These are my feet before my at-home pedicure routine. 

At-home pedicure results

These are the finished results of my at-home pedicure.

At-home pedicure tutorial

At-home pedicure tutorial

As you can see, my toenails look super clean and super nice. Just perfect for those warm summer months where your feet are exposed to the public on a daily basis. 

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Suggested materials:
  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Body wash
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