How To Do A Foot Spa At Home: A foot spa is pure indulgence. It is unimaginable how a little pampering can help you relax and release all the stress and tension that the hustle and bustle of our worldly and mechanical lives can cause. However, going out and going to a spa can seem like a task, especially when all you want to do is laze around. In addition, the spas offered at spas can burn a big hole in your pocket.
But these reasons shouldn’t make you ignore your feet. After all, for all our weight and imagination (those of you who made walking with stilettos a normal affair) endure, they deserve a little love, and a foot spa seems like a perfect idea.
In the beginning, a foot spa is made up of steps similar to those of a pedicure, with the main difference in the ingredients used in the process.
The mention of the spa makes you think of all the exotic things and, therefore, you will use essential oils and the goodness of nature (fruit, dairy products, sugar) when you make a spa at home.
How To Do A Foot Spa At Home – The magical steps involved in a thermal bath
- Prepare the nails
- Soften the feet
- Wash dead skin
- Apply the rejuvenating package
- Intensely hydrate your feet
- Paint your nails
You will need
- A tub of warm water
- Rose petals (optional)
- Your favorite essential oil
- 2 cups of milk or buttermilk
- A cup of sugar or sea salt
- A seasonal fruit
- A cup of oats
- 2 spoons of honey
- Fresh cream
- Nail clipper
- Cuticle pushers
- A nail file
- A nail scrubber
- Pumice stone
- Nail clipper
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton swabs
- A clean towel
- Olive oil / almond oil
- Aromatic candles
How to do a foot spa at home?
Before you start with the foot spa, you need to relax. Find a convenient place to set up the necessary equipment. Make sure it’s not noisy or that you won’t be disturbed. The idea is to pamper yourself.
So, putting on soft music and lighting some aromatic candles will really help raise your mood. Make sure you have everything you need, so you don’t have to get up multiple times.
Now that everything is fine, let’s get started.
Step 1 – Prepare the nails
- Use a nail polish remover to clean the nails and remove the old polish.
- Cut the nails to the desired length using a nail clipper. Remember that cutting straight is the best way. Also, be sure not to cut corners deep – it will only cause painful ingrown nails.
- Insert the nails in the desired shape. While there are many who cut their nails after wetting their feet, shaping them first is a better idea. Otherwise, your nails will tend to soften and, in turn, will break when you archive them.
Step 2 – Soften the feet
This is definitely the most relaxing part of the procedure: you are destined to feel like you are in a spa. Relax and relax. Read a book or watch your favorite show while you are at this juncture of the spa, or just close your eyes and take a nap. Here’s what you need to do:
- Fill the hot water in a tub to cover the ankles.
- Add the milk or buttermilk, along with some rock salt and your favorite essential oil. If you are looking for rejuvenation, choose peppermint oil – it is sure that it will leave a calming effect. Lavender oil will also help you relax and unwind. Lemon oil is more of a stimulator that will improve blood circulation and help you revitalize. In case you are allergic to essential oils, you can completely omit them.
- Use smooth pebbles if you find them or add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice. Epsom salt soothes inflammations and helps reduce aches and pains.
- Leave your feet to soak for about 15 to 20 minutes. Sit down and enjoy luxury. Once you feel completely relaxed, take your feet out of the water and dry them with a clean, fresh towel.
Step 3 – Scrubbing out the dead skin
- Once your feet are dry, massage some fresh cream onto the base of your toenails. This will act as a cuticle cream and soften dead skin.
- While the cream is still on, gently rub the soles of the feet with a pumice stone or a foot file. This will remove all dead skin. This must be done regularly, or the skin will tend to harden, causing cracks and infections.
- Now remove the cream on the cuticles.
- Gently push the cuticles with a cuticle pusher.
- Rub your nails with a nail scrubber and then, clean your feet.
- Use a scrub to exfoliate your feet. You can make your foot scrub by crushing a seasonal fruit and adding sugar. Fruits have numerous vitamins and minerals that will restore skin health and sugar will act as an exfoliator.
- Rub your heels and soles and the spaces between your toes. Don’t forget to rub your ankles too.
- Once you are happy with the scrub, wash it off with water and dry your feet with a towel.
Step 4 – Application of the rejuvenating pack
Time to sit back and relax again. This step really differentiates a spa from a pedicure.
- You can prepare your pack using milk, oatmeal, milk and honey. This is a nourishing pack that will soothe the skin and keep it fresh. You can also use a fresh fruit wort and apply it as a standing package, but if you are using the fruit scrub, use the oatmeal pack.
- Regardless of the pack used, let it dry for about 20 minutes. As it does, it’s time to relax again. You may catch up on some gossip while flipping through a magazine.
- Once the package dries, wash it with warm water and pat dry.
Step 5 – Moisturizing your feet intensely
Your feet are clean and your skin is elastic, but pampering doesn’t end there. You need to intensely hydrate your skin to seal that perfection. Either almond or olive oil, or a mixture of both will be right.
- Massage your feet and calf muscles with one of the oils mentioned above.
- You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
It may be interesting to note that regular massages stimulate nerve endings and stimulate blood circulation. So, your skin is nourished and your muscles are rejuvenated.
Step 6 – Paint your nails
Now that you and your feet are relaxed and your skin is rejuvenated, it’s time to have fun. You could paint your nails with a myriad of bright colors to further lift your mood. But if bright shades are not your thing, you could do an elegant French manicure. Whatever makes you happy!
So here it is – a relaxing spa at home. You can do it once a month if you have a pedicure regularly. It may be a good idea to indulge in this procedure before going to bed, because you may want to go to sleep after such a relaxing treatment. In addition, it will be ideal for your skin to absorb all the goodness of rich oils overnight.
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