How to cure toenails

How to take care of your toenails Pedicure is important all year round, not just in summer! Take care of your feet from the comfort of your home with do-it-yourself treatments at no cost. When it comes to the care and maintenance of nails, we tend to think only of those of the hands. Wrong: even those of the feet need attention and precautions above all because, if neglected or mistreated, they can present ingrown toenails and onychomycosis. Many, then, believe that the pedicure is only important in the summer, when the toenails are shown off due to open shoes that leave them ample space, but this is not the case: it is always important to take care of the toenails, too. in winter, when they are forced to stay locked up in leather socks and shoes. At any time of the year, therefore, it will be enough to start with some daily precautions: never tear the cuticles, in order to avoid lacerations which, in the long run, could also become infected; after having washed them, dry your feet thoroughly avoiding residual moisture, often the cause of the appearance of fungus on both the nails and the skin; especially during the colder season, choose breathable shoes; always drink plenty of water so as to provide the right hydration to your nails as well. Did you take note? Very good, but still don’t get distracted: the tips for perfectly healthy and manicured toenails aren’t over yet!

How to take care of toenails with pedicure

The pedicure, just like the manicure, should be part of your beauty routine, together with the care of the skin of the face and body. The attention to the health of the feet is all too often neglected and underestimated, so much so as to arrive in the summer with nails that are really impractical and not at all ready for the “sandal test”. If you want to start taking care of it right away, know that you can also do it comfortably at home through small DIY operations at no cost! Proceed with these simple steps:

1. Remove the nail polish

If you have already applied the nail polish it is necessary to remove it completely using a mild solvent that does not damage the nails such as the Remover Fast Nail Studio Professional, based on caprylic acid, ideal for preventing dehydration.

2. Take a foot bath

Removing the enamel often leads to unavoidable staining of the skin; then, to better clean your feet, proceed with a relaxing and purifying foot bath based on water and sodium bicarbonate (alternatively, coarse kitchen salt is fine) to be dissolved in a special basin in which to immerse the walk for about 10 minutes. To make the moment even more relaxing, you can add a few drops of essential oil of your choice to give your feet an intense and pleasant scent!

3. Continue with the scrub

The scrub is very useful for eliminating dead cells and making the skin softer and smoother, especially in the points (such as the heels) where corns, calluses and thickening of the skin form. You can apply both a scrub with exfoliating action like the one from the Beauty Clinic brand, or opt for homemade recipes based on natural ingredients. A first recipe involves the use of sodium bicarbonate together with yogurt or honey: the first serves to exfoliate the skin well, the other two instead both have an emollient action; a second recipe, on the other hand, is based on coarse salt and extra virgin olive oil, to be rubbed on the affected areas. Whatever your choice, your skin will surely benefit!

4. Take a second foot bath

After the scrub, give your feet a second foot bath, but this time with a relaxing and soothing action: fill the basin with warm water and a few drops of essential oil, perhaps that of lavender, known for its healing properties. Enjoy the feeling of well-being for a few minutes before taking your feet out of the basin and drying them.

5. Use the rasp or pumice stone

At this point the skin will be softened enough to allow you to remove any corns or calluses. To do this, use the pumice stone or the foot rasp and focus only on the parts that are really affected: maybe you will suffer a little, but immediately afterwards your feet will breathe a sigh of relief!

6. Apply a nourishing mask

Once dry, spread a DIY nourishing mask based on emollient ingredients such as honey, yogurt or avocado, which are very trendy in the beauty world. Here are some tips: combine avocado pulp, 1 egg yolk and a few drops of lemon to create a mask capable of strengthening nails and cuticles; mix 3 tablespoons of yogurt with 2 tablespoons of honey, add the juice of half a lemon and apply for a super emollient effect; mix honey, 1 egg and 1 drizzle of extra virgin olive oil for a nourishing and soothing pack. Leave whatever mask you choose to work for about 10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

7. Cut and file your nails

Now that the cleaning of the feet has been successful, you can devote yourself to the purely aesthetic aspect: start with cutting your nails, perhaps helping yourself with a clipper or a professional nail clipper, to give them the shape you most want. Then, after using the cuticle pusher, remove the excess skin and apply a cuticle oil to make them stronger and softer.

8. Use a moisturizer

Apply a generous amount of moisturizer all over the foot, from the toes up to the neck, including the heels and ankles and massage vigorously to reactivate the circulation. You can evaluate the Alphea foot cream with a dermo-purifying action and indicated to give immediate relief, as well as softness and tone.

9. Apply the nail polish

At this point you can safely proceed with the application of the nail polish you like best, always starting from a protective and reinforcing base coat. You might certainly be interested in the Nail Studio Professional Gel Polish Set: at your disposal you can have, with a single purchase, 1 nail prep, 1 base & top, 1 acid primer, 1 digital UV and LED lamp, 1 semi-permanent polish, 1 extrashine top coat and 1 buffer sanding block for a salon-proof result! What are you waiting for? Start immediately to take care of the well-being and beauty of your feet and you will see that next summer there will be compliments!

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