Beauty and Skin care

Anyone can be beautiful. Really. It just takes a little knowledge.

Do you know?

• That some make-up colors could add 10 years to your looks?

• That there's a best time of day to treat cellulite?

• That you can eat your way to better looking skin?

• That knowing your nail type is as important as knowing your skin type?

• That whether your hair is curly or straight is more important than if it's dry or greasy in helping it look good?

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Tips for Perfect Pedicure

A pedicure can be a wonderful form of pampering your feet, and at the same time it can lift your spirits and soothe your aching feet also.
  • You will be seated with your feet resting on a small stool or in a large chair with a basin at the feet.
  • Nail polish from your toenails will be removed.
  • Some saloon cut and shape nails before being soaked others do it after being soaked. You can select the shape square or round.
  • Your feet are soaked in a large basin, with some vibration to it. Feet are soaked for about five minutes.
  • A foot is removed from the water and cuticle lotion is applied to the end of the toenails. An orange stick used to push the cuticles from the toenails.
  • Dead skin around the toenail edge is cut with a cuticle trimmer.
  • A dot of oil is rubbed into every toe and the foot is replaced in the basin.
  • The same procedure is followed for the second foot and returned to the warm water.
  • A pumice stone is used to remove callouses and dead skin from the base of the first foot and returned to the warm water.
  • The dead skin and callouses is removed from the second foot as well.
  • Feet are removed from water and patted dry with a clean, soft towel.
  • A nail buffer is used to give the nail a nice smooth shine. The nails maybe trimmed now or in the end.
  • Moisturizing lotion is applied to the leg and foot in a massaging motion.
  • A cotton ball dipped in nail polish remover is used to remove oil and lotion from the toenails.
  • Feet are dried thoroughly and cotton wedged between the toenails to keep the toes separate.
  • Two coats of colored polish and one coat of topcoat are applied.
  • Allow your toenails to dry completely. Sit in front of the fan if necessary.
  • Make sure your toes are completely dry before removing the toe separators.
  • Carefully ease your feet into your open sandals making sure that you do not damage your nail polish. Do not wear closed shoes or socks for another hour at least. It will take that long for the polish to dry completely.

Pacify Your Soles

  • Soak your feet in the hot water for five minutes, and then rest them on the rim of the bucket.
  • Dip a foot file, such as Dr. Scholl's Dual Action Swedish File, in the water, then use it to smooth your heels, the balls of your feet and the outsides of your little toes.
  • Pat feet dry with a towel.
  • Apply moisturizing lotion all over your feet.



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