Home manicure and pedicures:

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  1. Hans_Mukh

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    A weekly home manicure pedicure goes a ling way in keeping the hands in good condition. You can also give your hands a luxury treatment at home.
    This section of home manicure and pedicure deals with two things:

    1) home manicure

    2) home pedicures

    What you will need for home manicure:
    A bowl for soaking hands, nail clippers, emery board, cotton wool, An orange stick, polish remover, hand cream, nail varnish.

    Here is how to give yourself ' at home pedicure '.

    • Soak your feet in warm water, adding a few drops of any disinfectant. Scrub your toe nails with a fairly stiff nail-brush. Scrub off any hard skin with a pumice stone. Never try to cut hard skin as this can be dangerous. Dry the feet carefully, especially between the toes.

    • Massage the feet with a little foot cream. You may get one containing menthol which is very cooling.

    • Apply cuticle cream around the nails.

    • Using an orange stick, wrapped with a twist of cotton wool and dipped in cuticle remover, gently press the cuticle back. The cuticle should never be cut unless the edges are ragged.

    • Cut the nails straight across and then smooth the edges with an emery-board. the nails should not be so short that the soft flesh at the ends of the toe is exposed.

    • Use a little varnish remover on cotton wool to dry off the nails and remove any cream.

    • Cotton wool pads can now be put between the toes. This is to avoid smudging and the varnish applied, covering the whole nail and over the tip.

    Special points you should remember during process of home manicure and pedicures.
    * Avoid very hot water to soak your hands, as this can dry out the skin and nails.

    * Avoid hard nail brushes.

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