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Home Pedicures

 by Nikki Willhite

Pedicures are a luxury.  Most frugal people just cannot afford the expense.  However, the good news is that you can still take care of your feet at home for minimal cost.

All you need for a basic pedicure are some clippers, a few files, exfoliating cream, and nail polish, if desired.

One of the best times to take care of your feet is when you come out of the bath.  Before you go into the bath,  trim your toenails and then file them smooth.

When you come out of the bath, sit in a chair and pat your feet dry.  Begin by pushing the cuticles on your toes back with a cuticle stick while the skin is still soft.

Then use a foot file and pumice stone to remove any rough skin on your heels or the bottom of your feet.  Apply exfoliating cream to your feet, and rub it in until they feel soft.

To remove the cream, either sit on the edge of the tub and run them under the water, or place them in a bowl of water.

Dry your feet again, and then apply moisturizer. 

All the is left is to apply nail polish, if desired.  If you don't feel comfortable doing it, enlist the help of one of your daughters or friends.  You can always do it later.

You can have healthy, nice skin on your feet without the expense of going to a spa or paying for a pedicure.  If you have the money for that kind of luxury, great.  If not, be "pedicure perfect" at home!

About the Author: Nikki Willhite, mother of 3 and an interior design graduate, has been writing and publishing articles on the topic of frugal living for over a decade. Visit her at - where you will find hundreds of frugal living tips and articles. Frugal Happy Families- more than just money!



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