Who doesn’t love a great foot scrub, pampering foot massage and pedicure done by a professional at a spa? With an average price range of $35 to $60 each visit, this lavish treat can turn into a very expensive habit. You can enjoy just about the same quality and luxury of a professional foot spa all in the comfort of your own home for a lot less than you think.
Things You’ll Need: Foot Soak or Scrub, Bath Salts, Pumice Stone or Foot File, Nail Clippers, Toe Separator, Moisturizing Lotion or Cream, Nail Polish.
Purchase your materials
Take a look around and see if you have the right materials for a do-it-yourself foot spa. If not, head to the local beauty or pharmacy shop to pick up some foot spa treats. Things you may need for the ultimate at-home spa experience include a foot soak or scrub in your favorite scent, a pumice stone or foot file, nail clippers, moisturizing lotion, toe separator and nail polish. Consider purchasing a foot spa, such as the Conair Massaging Foot Spa. For the price of one pedicure visit, you will enjoy endless at-home spa-like treatments and massages.
Soak your feet
Fill up your bathtub, a small basin or your foot spa with water that’s hot but also tolerable. Add your foot soak or bath salts to the water, allowing the aroma of your favorite scent to fill the room. Slip in your feet and let it soak for 15 minutes. Set the mood with some soft music and scented candles. Relax, read a magazine or that book you’ve been putting off or simply let your mind wander.
Use your tools
After 15 minutes, grab the tools you purchased at the store and start scrubbing. Use the pumice stone or foot file to gently scrub away any dead skin or calluses. If the dead skin doesn’t slough off easily, then try soaking your feet for an additional five minutes. Add some more hot water and soaking salts then try it again. After you are done scrubbing, trim your nails and rub your feet and legs with the foot scrub. Then slip your feet back in the water and gently rinse the scrub off.
Apply the finishing touches
Take your feet out of the water and wrap them in a soft towel. Gently pat your feet and legs dry. Apply a generous amount of moisturizing lotion or cream on your feet and legs, paying close attention around the heel and arch of your feet and your toes. Then, grab your nail file and file down any rough toenail edges. Place the toe separator between your toes and grab your nail polish. Take your time when applying the polish. Keep a tissue or cotton swab handy to quickly fix any mistakes. Allow adequate time for your polish to dry.
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