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How to do Manicure and Pedicure at Home?

Having beautiful nails, feet, and hands is something that everyone wishes for. But heading to the salon frequently is not possible for everyone.

Time constraints always stop us from doing so. But, we cannot skip self-care, right? Pampering your hands and feet at home is something that you can do to maintain the beauty of your skin. Nail care is equally important as hair care and skin care. So, there is no point in avoiding or delaying it.

Even if you don’t have time to get your nails done at the salon, you can do it easily at home by following these useful manicure and pedicure tips.

Steps to follow while doing manicures and pedicures at home

Step 1 – Set up a place

The first and the most important step is to set up a place where you can sit and start your self-pampering session. Find a perfect place, spread a towel on the floor and place a stool on it. Then keep all the required products that you need for manicures and pedicures on the table. Now, keep a bucket filled with normal water beside you so that you can use it when required.

Then keep another bucket half-filled with warm water to soak your feet and hands in the water. Now, wash your hands and feet properly with mild soap and water before starting the hands and feet care session. 

Step 2 – Use nail polish remover

Use cotton balls and nail polish remover​​ to remove nail paint applied previously. Make sure there is no trace of nail polish left on your nails. Now, soak the feet and hands in the bucket filled with warm water for 10 mins. If you have cracked heels, you can use foot care products like – Avon Footworks Double Action Footfile and Avon Feetworks Cracked Heel Cream by Avon India. Also, using a scrub can help to remove dirt and dead skin cells.  

Step 3 – Open out the cuticles

Now you need to make sure that your cuticles are open out. This will help them to breathe. Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back the cuticle.  

In case, you don’t have a cuticle pusher you can use some clean cloth. Remember, do not cut your cuticles as they protect the nails from infections and bacteria. You can use cuticle oil or coconut oil to keep the cuticle healthy.

Just apply a few drops of oil and massage gently around the skin. Cut your nails to the desired shape and length. Then file your nails and buffer them.

Step 4 – Give TLC to your hands and legs

Give some treatment, love and care (TLC)  to your hands and feet. Take a good moisturizer or hand and foot cream and apply it to your hands and feet.

Then give a gentle massage in a circular motion so that the product gets absorbed into your skin. Do not be in a hurry while massaging, take some time to give proper care to your hands and feet.

Now, use a cotton swab and nail paint remover to remove excess moisturiser or lotion. This will help in proper cleaning and application of nail paint.

Then apply a base coat of nail paint and let it dry properly. For seamless finish and desired coverage and seamless finish, apply the second coat once the first coat dries off.


Manicure and pedicure at home will help you remove pollution, dust, accumulation of products and dirt from your hands and feet. This deep cleaning will make your nails healthy and promote nail growth. So, don’t think much and get your manicure and pedicure done at home. 

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