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Thursday, July 9, 2009

At Home Pedicure Tips

At Home Pedicure Tips. Now that summer is in full swing we all want to show off our toes in cute and sexy sandals. Since we're in a recession one of the best ways to save money is to simply do your pedicure at home. You'll be surprise at how much money you can save and the process can be a whole lot of fun. For even more fun you and your best girlfriend can do your pedicures together. Look below for great tips for performing one.

* Bacteria can flourish in dark, wet places, such as a bathroom medicine cabinet. Be sure to sanitize your nail clippers by soaking them in boiling water and wiping them down with rubbing alcohol every couple of weeks.
* Say NO to self-surgery! Anything that hurts, such as removing deep-set ingrown toenails, will cause more harm to your feet than good. If you have a painful nail, see a doctor right away.
* Check expiration dates for beauty products like foot scrubs, lotions, or soaks. Open containers that sit around for a long time unused can collect bacteria and easily infect any cuts or blisters you may have on your feet.
* Use simple Epsom salt and warm water to relieve and revive tired feet. It often has similar properties as fancy spa soaks but can cost tons less at the drugstore.
* Give your toes time to breathe. Nails are their healthiest when they are exposed to air and water. When changing nail polish colors, check nails to make sure they are not discolored –this is a classic sign of toenail fungus and can go unnoticed if nails are always painted.

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