What is manicure and pedicure
Hands and feet play a significant role in grabbing attention and creating a statement of beauty. Your hands and feet speak a lot about your hygiene levels. Hygienic, neat, clean hands and feet make a person look very attractive. Do you know how people turn their gaze toward your feet when you’re walking toward them? And observe your hand and its movements while you’re talking to them? Trust us they do. We all consciously or unconsciously notice each other’s hands and feet and get attracted to or repelled by them. Then wouldn’t you want them to look gorgeous? Wouldn’t you want to pamper them a little? Of course, you do! Regardless of the shape and size, a person’s hands and feet look beautiful when they are in good and clean shape. And that’s where the role of manicure and pedicure come to play.
So, what are manicures and pedicures and how are they responsible for enhancing our beauty?
Manicures and Pedicures are a token of self-love. A manicure is all about getting your hands and nails on fleek while a pedicure is treating your feet with royalty. They both are beauty treatment that works on the nails of your hand and feet and get them to look all sassy.
Which tools are better for manicure and pedicure?
Tools for manicure
- Nail cutter
- Nail file
- Cuticle pusher
- Cuticle trimmer
- Nail buffer
Tools used for pedicure
- Foot file or pumice stone
- Nail cutter
- Toenail file
- Cuticle softener
- Cuticle trimmer
- Cuticle pusher
Steps to do manicure at home.
Prep your hands:
The very first step in a manicure is to prepare your hands for all the pampering. For this, you need a bowl of warm water. Add some sanitizer, hand wash, and bath salt in it. Soak your hands for 9-10 minutes so that your skin and nails soften.
Clip your nails:
Clipping nails is a simple hygiene requirement to keep your fingernails healthy and in good shape. For this, Belini offers the most basic tool, a nail cutter and a nail scissor at your service. Clip your nails to the desired shape and length with the nail cutter. Clipping nails also maintains overall health when it is cut regularly from time to time.
File your nails:
Make sure your nails are dry. In the next step, you need to grind the edges of your nails with a nail filer to give them a smooth end. You can give your nails your desired shape with Belini’s nail filer which is perfect for shaping both round and flat nails. Ensure that you file your fingernails in one direction only. Avoid filing in a back-and-forth motion.
Push the cuticle back:
Cuticle is a layer of skin that surrounds the base of the nail. Pushing it back will make the nails of your finger look more uniform and longer. Belini’s cuticle pusher is specifically made to prevent hangnails and provide an even look. Take Belini’s cuticle pusher and gently push back the cuticles. Go gentle because the nails of your hands are more delicate than toenails.
Trim the cuticles
Belini has a handy, reliable tool with a curved blade to trim the cuticles. Use a light touch and gently trim away any excess or overgrown cuticles. This will give your fingernails a very neat and polished look.
Buff the nails:
Buffing fingernails is a very important step to achieve a polished look. A buffer can be of many types but Belini comes with a buffer consisting of two ideal sides. One side has a very coarse texture and the other side is quite smooth. Use the rough side and start buffing nails to buff away any bumps or ridges on the surface of the nails. Then with the smooth side, buff the nails to acquire a high shine.
Hydrate your hands:
Then you need to apply a moisturizer all over your hand to make the skin smooth and healthy.
Apply your favorite nail paint:
The last step is to apply your favorite color to the perfectly polished and smooth nails. And you’re good to go.
Steps to do pedicure at home
Relax your feet:
Fill a foot tub with warm water at first. Then add sanitizer, shampoo, and bath salt to it. Soak your feet for 15 minutes. This step will help soften the skin and soothe your tired feet.
Exfoliate your feet:
Pick a pumice stone or foot file and rub it over areas of rough and thickened skin like your heels. Exfoliate by rubbing it in a circular or back-and-forth motion. Rinse your feet again with warm water to get rid of the dead skin that just got sloughed off.
Cut your toe-nails:
Using the nail cutter, cut your toenails into the desired length and shape. This is the basic hygienic act you’re supposed to perform. Cutting nails is good for the overall health of your nails as well.
File your toenails:
Now file your baby’s toenails with a nail filer to remove any rough edges for smooth ends. File them in one direction.
Soften your cuticles:
Since cuticles of toenails are harder than fingernails so a cuticle softener is a must for successful pedicures. If you don’t have a cuticle softener you can simply apply a thick coat of vaseline to your toenails and keep your feet under water for 5-6 minutes.
Push back the cuticle:
With the help of a cuticle pusher, push back any overgrown cuticles to make your nails look healthier, stronger, and longer. Take a towel and dry your feet and nails.
Massage your feet:
Now take any good moisturizer and massage your feet in circular motions gently to hydrate the feet’ skin and improve blood circulation.
Paint your toenails:
Then pick your favorite nail color and coat a thin layer of it on your freshly done toenails.
Important tip: Remember to always sanitize your tools before and after each use to prevent the spread of bacteria and infection. And if you have any concerns or issues with your nails or feet, it’s always best to consult a professional for advice and treatment.