A pedicure can tell a lot about its owner. The rounded shape of the nails emphasizes femininity. The classic "jacket" hints that you have a lot of time to polish your nails. Yes, you know that the highlighted white tip of the nail in French pedicure gets dirty very quickly in open shoes, but you don't think about practicality, you are beyond that. Another favorite of the summer is peach and all the variations on this theme. As for the blue and pistachio shades (so dearly beloved in Russia), they look cute on tanned legs, but they do not go well with pale skin. But, of course, grooming and neatness remains the main characteristic. Here's how to achieve them.
No one has yet managed to do the perfect pedicure for themselves - this is an event for a salon. But sometimes, in order to hold out with dignity until the next visit to the master, you can at least try.
Soak. Today it is difficult to find time for foot baths, but that does not mean that they do not work. To get rid of the feeling of heaviness, it is enough to put your feet in warm water for 5-10 minutes. Add aromatic salt or warm milk to complete the experience.
Use a scrub. It is best to exfoliate wet feet and massage your heels and feet for 1–2 minutes. Then wash off the product with warm water and immediately apply a moisturizer. And so 2-3 times a week.
Apply cream. If in winter and autumn it is fundamentally important for the foot cream to be dense and rich, then in the summer a light milk or lotion is enough. By the way, any cream for the face or body that does not suit you or is simply bored will make your legs happy.
Give shape. As a rule, every two weeks it is necessary to correct the shape of the nails. Choose a fine-grained file and get started. So that the skin on the fingers does not dry out and small cracks do not appear on it, it is imperative to leave about three millimeters of the free edge of the nail.
Smooth it out. Sometimes, after removing the permanent Shellak and Gel Color coatings, the nail plates become uneven and require a little polishing. This will require a special file for grinding. But the main thing here is not to get carried away and not to overdo it, 3-5 movements are quite enough. If the nail plate heats up, then you injure it. Don't wait for the smoke to come out!
Take your time. To put on closed shoes after a pedicure, the varnish must dry for three to four hours. While you are relaxing and walking around the house in flip flops, remove the stains with an orange stick dipped in nail polish remover.
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