Pedicure for Men

Pedicures are somehow considered as a woman's thing. But not anymore, as there are salons that cater only to men, providing them with massages, manicure, and pedicure for men. See how you can get one right from the comforts of your home.
Most men believe that pedicures are strictly for women. But I say that nothing can be further from the truth. A simple pedicure helps take care of our feet that tend to get tired and sore after a long week of work. Add gym and other errands to the list, and your feet have had a marathon of things to take care of. Not just women, but men are on their feet all the time as well. So, why should they be left out from the wondrous benefits of enjoying a relaxing pedicure? Pedicure for men not only helps eliminate ingrown toenails, but it also makes those "manly feet" look passable.

However, many of you may not be so comfortable or brave enough to visit a nail spa. To resolve that dilemma, why not get pedicure for guys at home? I'm pretty sure that you care more about your feet being clean and tidy, rather than shaping and coloring the nails. So,instead of spending money on pedicures at the spa, try one at home.

Getting a Pedicure the First Time

Let's try to keep the floral scented water and beautiful fragrant lotions out of your pedicure; why not focus more on the musky or unscented products to start the pedicure. You can ask your girlfriend or wife to give you a pedicure (concentrate on the steps and give her one as well). So, before we see how to do a pedicure, here are a list of things you'll need first.

Materials Needed
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Scented/unscented lotion
  • Measuring spoon
  • Epsom salt
  • Pumice stone
  • Thick towel
  • Scrub brush
  • Large basin
  • Cuticle stick
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Thick socks
Step #1: In a large basin, fill it with warm, soapy water. Mix in a tablespoon of Epsom salt (1 tbsp salt = 1 gallon water). Make sure you have filled enough water so that your ankles will also submerge when inside the basin.

Step #2: Place your feet inside the basin and let them soak for about 10 minutes. This will make the skin little soft and wash out dirt. Take a scrub brush and the antibacterial soap to remove any dirt from your feet and toenails.

Step #3: Now bring both feet out of the basin and place them on a clean thick towel. Empty and rinse the basin to fill it with clean warm water. Keep it on the floor next to you and clean both the feet in it.

Step #4: Take the pumice stone and buff the feet, while they are still in the water, to rid of dead skin and calluses. Work extra around the heel, big and little toe, toe pads, and balls of the feet. Wash the feet in the basin properly.

Step #5: With the help of the thick towel, pat dry both the feet. Let them air dry for a couple of minutes. Now take a good quality scented/unscented lotion to massage each of the foot, ankle, and calf. Make sure you massage the lotion deep into the skin, and don't forget between the toes, arch of the fool, and around the heel as well.

Step #6: Now with the cuticle stick, gently push each toenail's cuticles back. Take the nail clippers and trim the nails as straight as possible. Don't cut them in crisscross manner. With the nail file, slightly curve the nails on the outside.

Step #7: Pour more lotion between your hands and massage again. Wear the thick socks now and let the lotion get soaked completely. You can remove the socks in couple of hours after the pedicure is done.

Normally, for women, we try to end our pedicures by giving each of the toenails cute french tips. On the contrary, I would really advice you not to go for a french pedicure for men. The reason being, although it may look cute, it's not a style statement you would want to make. As a matter of fact, if you wish, you can apply a coat of non-shiny nail polish for men. They help keep your nails strong and protect them from infections like athlete's foot and fungus problems. Doing a home pedicure (or at a salon) is an easy way to relax, unwind, and stay hygienic.
By Sheetal Mandora
Last Updated: 9/26/2011
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