A pedicure is a procedure that involves the thorough cleansing, sanitization, massage and care of the feet. Pedicures have evolved from ancient times and have come to be viewed as a form of stress busting as much as it is viewed as a beautification process. Pedicures can be got at beauty clinics and parlors, or can even be done by oneself at home, at your own convenience, privacy, and risk!
One may ask how one can give themselves a pedicure without shelling out bags of money at high end, and expensive beauty parlors. That is the sole purpose of this passage- to introduce pedicure enthusiasts to the concept of giving themselves pedicures – through pedicure kits!
Pedicure kits are of late becoming a rave in beauty conscious households all over the world, and can be seen as a viable threat to the pedicure spas and clinics that have dotted up all over.
Pedicure kits are basically kits or packages that contain anything and well, pretty much almost everything you will need to give yourself a great comfortable home pedicure! With a pedicure kit of your own, then you won’t ever find the need to go to a beauty parlor or clinic ever, for getting pedicures done.
A pedicure kit would contain the following tools, equipment and things:
Nail Cutter: A nail cutter or a nail clipper is a mechanical device that is used to trim and cut the nails of feet. It is used to enhance the appearance of the foot and give it a chiseled look.
Nail file: Pedicure kits come equipped with a nail file or a nail filer, which is used to file or shape the edges and tips of the cut nails by friction. This makes the tip smooth and nails will no longer be sharp.
Cuticle Pusher: A cuticle pusher is a device that is used to push the cuticles of the foot back into place. Always exercise caution while doing this though- you don’t want to hurt yourself.
Cuticle clipper: similar to a nail clipper, the cuticle clipper is used to clip the edges of the cuticles and to shape them.
Moisturizer: This is the most important substance needed for most pedicures. Moisturizers help condition the skin, keep the surface of the feet moist, and supple for the pedicure procedure.
Anti Bacterial soap: Most pedicure kits contain an anti bacterial soap, which is usually chemical based. The presence of Triclosan in such soaps help in disinfection the feet and remove effectively, the dirt on the skin. Always do an allergy test before using such soaps though.
The chemicals in these soaps may react and cause some adverse allergic reactions with the skin.
Orange wood stick: An orange wood stick is a small stick, usually orange in color that is flat at one end and can be used for many purposes, like pushing cuticles back, pushing and shaping nails, for cleaning, etc.
Nail Polish Remover: This is used to remove nail polish from and previous coats of nail paint. Make sure this does not come in contact with any cuts though, it could burn a lot.