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Glossy nails and soft, smooth skin on our feet is a sign of good health and flawless grooming standards. In fact a woman is judged by the way she keeps her feet. Here are few ways for the perfect looking feet.

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o A simple do it yourself pedicure is enough to bring in those perfect looking feet. Choose nail polish that lifts your spirit. Dark and bright colors like red or gold-shot brown look classy and chic, while zesty citrus or corals flatter tanned skin. However, colors like shimmery pastel pinks go with any outfit, saving you the difficulty of polishing your nails numerous times a week.

o Clip nails to a consistent length and, shape nails into rounded squares using an emery board. While filing your nails, make sure you file them in just one direction without the back and forth movement. Leave no sharp edges that might hurt the toes.

o Soak your feet in warm water daily for around ten minutes. Add half a cup of Epsom salt to it. This helps in soothing aching feet and softening the skin, making it look fresh and healthy. Keep your feet moisturized at all times.

o Allot some time for a good foot massage. You can do it yourself by rubbing in some foot cream. Massage from the toe to the heel and up to the ankles and calves. It stimulates blood circulation and reduces puffiness.

o Another option is to gently massage your feet before going to bed at night. After massaging, put on a pair of socks – your feet will take in all the moisture and seal it to your feet so that they are ultra-soft in the morning.

o Toe nails are prone to chip or crack. Hence, it is advisable to re-apply a top-coat every other day. For better effects, massage a little amount of nail oil on daily basis to give the nails some strength.

You can’t always make time for the a spa or salon and it can get expensive at times. But a regular home spa is just what the experts suggest and if there is anything that healthy living can’t cure, seek medical advice.

Take off the old nail polish with a non-acetone remover. Assure your nails are dry before you can cut them, as wet nails can tear. With the help of an emery board, shape nails into rounded squares by smoothing the edges. Gently buff the surface of the nails and, use an orange stick to remove the dirt particles.


When you file the nails file in just one direction, as back and forth movement damages the nails. Keep your feet soaked in warm water for at least 10 minutes. Mix some sea salt to the water as it tends to rejuvenate and soften the skin. Use a scrub thereafter and scrub for five minutes. Never forget to scrub around the toes. If you have calluses, make use of a pumice stone.

Rub a rich foot lotion into the nails and cuticles [gently push the skin with an orange stick and never cut them]. Massage from the toe to the heel and use a thick layer of the foot cream to keep the skin soft for a prolonged period. Remove the excess lotion from the nails with the help of a nail polish remover or a clean tissue [using cotton buds can leave stray fibers].

Try a French manicure on your toes – here the white tips on your toes should be really thin. You can perhaps make use of an old, clean eye liner brush for the thin, subtle line. Separate your toes with tissues and follow with a base coat. Wait for two to three minutes and apply a sheer pink nail polish. Assure that the bristles of the brush are even.

If you prefer a slightly dark nail polish color use two layers of base coat. Make sure that the polish doesn’t touch the cuticles and always finish it with a top coat. Choose a thick, viscous ones and allow it to dry for at least half an hour. Since toe nails chip and crack easily, re-apply a top coat every other day to extend the life of your pedicure.