Home Pedicure Kit Walkthrough and Tips for The Perfect Pedi

If you're anything like us, then you probably love getting a pedicure. There's something about having your feet pampered and polished that just feels oh-so-good.

But sometimes, going to the salon can be a bit of a hassle (not to mention, it can be pricey!). That's why we decided to release our very own home pedicure Kit!

It's packed with everything you need for the perfect pedicure to make your experience as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

For flawless feet every time, the Mylee Home Pedicure Kit comes with:

  • Crystal foot file for gently removing hard skin, 
  • Cuticle remover with a touch of peppermint oil that softens and moisturises 
  • Strong metal cuticle pusher to ensure cuticles are removed with minimum discomfort
  • Large pair of nail clippers for the perfect trim
  • Tube of foot cream laced with jojoba oil that keeps your skin soft and smooth all day long.

Our At-home Pedi Kit is perfectly sized to fit into any handbag or suitcase too!

 


 

The Benefits of a Home Pedicure

There are several benefits to doing your own pedicure at home. First and foremost, it is a great example of self-care, and it can be easily incorporated into your routine. Taking some time to put yourself first can do wonders for your mental health.

Performing your own pedicures also saves you a lot of money. Pedicure and other beautifying procedures can be pricey. Learning how to do them at home can save you time and allow you to avoid salon prices.


Lastly, regular pedicures – whether you do them at home or have them done at a nail salon – can help to keep your feet healthier. It prevents the formation of calluses and corns and even ingrown toenails.


  • Benefit One: Acts as self-care
  • Benefit Two: Saves Money
  • Benefit Three: Keeps Your Feet Healthier 

Why You Should Remove Dead Skin

Skin cells are constantly dying and being replenished by the body. However, the dead skin cells often aren't shed properly; they tend to linger on the surface of the skin. When they aren't removed properly, then you are leaving yourself open to a lot of potential issues. 

A build-up of dead skin cells can cause any number of skin conditions like acne, dry patches, eczema, or psoriasis. All of which can have a profound effect on a person's mental health. It can also exacerbate and accelerate your skin's production of wrinkles.  

How To Use a Foot File?

One of the best ways to remove the dead skin cells, hard skin and calluses from your feet is by using a Mylee Foot File, which can be used on wet or dry skin - with no need for soaking.

Gently buff away any dead skin and then moisturise! 

What Does a Cuticle Remover Do?

As the name suggests, a cuticle remover softens your nails so it's easier to push them back to trim them. Dry cuticles are prone to cracking, and this can let in infections. Removing the cuticles completely is arguably the best course of action, but it needs to be done correctly. 

  • Tip One: Remove polish before applying the cuticle remover
  • Tip Two: Push back cuticles instead of cutting to avoid hurting yourself
  • Tip Three: Wash your hands after use to get rid of the excess

A cuticle remover is essentially a solvent that softens the cuticles making it easier to push them back or trim them away. It can help your manicures last longer and protect your nail beds from infection.

How to Use a Cuticle Pusher For a Flawless Pedi

After you have used the cuticle remover to soften the cuticles, you need to push them back. A cuticle pusher is again named aptly; it is a tool used to push back the cuticles. 

 

  • Tip One: No water is required!
  • Tip Two: Be gentle with the cuticle pusher
  • Tip Three: Take your time

Check out Mylee's wooden or metal cuticle pushers. 

Tips For Filing & Buffing Toenails

The shape of your toenails matters weirdly enough. You should always file your toenails straight across. Cutting or filing your toenails in any other way can increase the likelihood of ingrowns.

  • Tip One: File straight across
  • Tip Two: Don't go too short
  • Tip Three: Buff them gently. 

Buffing your toenails helps to prepare them as a base for the pedicure. In addition, it provides the nail polish with a better foundation meaning that the pedicure will last longer. 

Keep Your Feet Sweet with a Moisturiser

Moisturising your feet is super important. In addition to making them look better, it helps to keep the skin softer and healthier, preventing too much dead skin from building up between pedicures. 

  • Tip One: Apply the moisturiser liberally
  • Tip Two: Don't forget the sole of the foot
  • Tip Three: Put socks on to keep the moisture in and avoid transfer.

How To Use The Mylee At Home Pedicure Kit

Start by filling up a large bowl – it needs to be big enough to fit your feet in – with warm water. You can also add a few drops of your favourite bubble bath, soap or soak too. Soak your feet in the water for fifteen or twenty minutes. 

Remove your feet from the bowl and pat dry. Once they are dry, you should then apply the cuticle remover and leave that to sit for a few minutes to penetrate and soften the cuticles. 

Whilst you are waiting for the cuticle remover to sit, you can get to work filing your feet. Be gentle with it and buff the dead skin away from your feet. Next, trim your toenails; remember to trim them straight across to avoid ingrown toenails. 

By now, the cuticle remover should have been on long enough to have softened the cuticles. Use the metal cuticle pusher to gently push your cuticles down your nail plate to the bed of the nail. 

Rinse your feet to remove any excess cuticle remover. Pat your feet dry once again and liberally apply the foot cream to moisturise your feet. Once the moisturiser has soaked in, you can get started with your gel polish. 

Final Thoughts

Pedicures are a great self-care practice. In addition to helping to boost your mood and encourage your self-esteem to improve, it can also improve your overall health. Most people use their feet every day – you have to take care of them.

FAQs

Will a pedicure help cracked feet?

A pedicure will help cracked feet. The skin cracks because it is dry. Soaking the feet helps to bring some moisture back, removing the dead skin cells also helps, and finally, the moisturise softens the skin.

Can a pedicure remove calluses?

A pedicure can help to remove calluses. Calluses are sections of thickened skin which result from repeated friction or irritation. The excess or thickened skin simply needs removing, which is what a foot file is for. 

How do you prevent an ingrown nail?

An ingrown toenail can be prevented by taking proper care of your toenails and the skin of the feet in general. Keep your feet moisturised. Don't cut the toenails too short, and always cut them straight across. 

Are pedicures safe during pregnancy?

Pedicures are totally safe during pregnancy. The chemicals from the nail varnish and other products won't affect the baby. However, if the odours start to make you feel ill, open a window. You also need to sanitise the products and tools before and after using them. 

What is cuticle oil used for?

Cuticle oil is used to soften the cuticles and moisturise the nails. This, in turn, makes them healthier and improves their overall look.

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