Pedicures aren’t all about looking pretty. A proper pedicure cleans feet, stimulates circulation, and controls painful calluses, which are caused by friction between skin and hard areas, like bone or shoes.

Invigorate tired feet and get them summer-ready by following these home pedicure tips.

  • To avoid infection, trim nails straight across then smooth with a nail file.
  • Soak feet in a bucket of warm water for about 10 minutes.
  • Follow up with a scrub, gently massaging lower legs and feet to exfoliate dry skin.
  • Seal in moisture with a hydrating cream.
  • Apply olive oil to skin, then gently nudge back cuticles.
  • Finish with a polish and a clear topcoat. 

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