Posted on Sep 30, 2009 | Comments 0
The average person cannot afford to get pedicures every week or even once a month like celebrities can.
It would be a nice luxury if we could afford this and our feet would be smooth and pretty as well as free of calluses all the time.
However since this just isn’t reality, we can show you how to take care of your feet yourself at home in just ten minutes a week or day depending on your time availability and your desire for soft callous-free feet.
You will only need a few items and you are on your way to feeling better about your heels and toes.
Items you will need:
- Buffer, or durable emery board and in some cases a very worn-out piece of sandpaper
- Vaseline, Petroleum Jelly or generic version thereof
- Soft, oversized cotton socks
I have been using this trick at home during the winter for years and I can tell you with complete certainty it works and it works much better than a salon-purchased pedicure.
The first step of your at-home do-it-yourself pedicure is to buffer your feet completely. This means to buffer your heels, your bunions, the pads of your feet, and any other area that is rough, callused or has tough skin on it.
Depending on how long it has been since you have taken care of your feet or how tough your calluses are you may even opt to use a very worn-down piece of sandpaper or even turn your feet on the concrete outside.
It is essential to get rid of any tough and dead skin so that you may begin pampering the fresh, new skin just waiting to get out underneath the calluses.
Depending on your feet the buffering step could take anywhere from ten to thirty minutes. After you have buffered your feet the next step is to slather them in Vaseline Petroleum jelly.
Massage the Vaseline all over the feet and apply abundant amounts. Then, put on your oversized cotton socks and leave them on overnight. Your feet will be soft, smooth and pretty in the morning.
Repeat this process as often as you like. For a shortened version of the process you can just apply the Vaseline Petroleum Jelly before bed at night which will still help give you softer soles and prettier feet the next day.
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