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Custom Nail Care Tips from Cooper Spa

On average we take 8,000-10,000 steps a day. Regular pedicures and nail care are more than pampering—they’re important to your self-care.

Enjoy a spa-worthy pedicure at home with these simple instructions from Cooper Spa Nail Team Supervisor Marcia Lopez. She also provides a sugar scrub recipe you can make in just minutes. Give your feet a little TLC with these tips.

Materials Needed:

• Bath towel

• 2 to 4 cotton swabs

• Polish remover

• Nail clippers

• Cotton balls

• Liquid body cleanser

• Body or facial oil   

• 2 Tbsp. olive or grapeseed oil

• 2 Tbsp. sugar

• 2 Tbsp. water

• Essential oils

• Base coat

• Top coat

• Nail polish color of choice

How to Give Yourself an At-Home Pedicure
1. Remove any nail polish with a cotton ball and polish remover. The most effective remover is 100% acetone.

2. Clip toenails straight across with a nail clipper. Do not round off the sides, as this can cause ingrown toenails.

3. Fill bathtub with warm water and liquid body cleanser; soak feet. This is the relaxing part!

4. Remove feet from the water and dry slightly with bath towel.

5. Apply small amount of lotion to toes and around the heels to soften the cuticles and any calluses.

6. Use cotton swab to gently push cuticles back.

7. Use a sugar scrub to exfoliate feet, removing the dead skin around toes and heels. (Create your own with the sugar scrub recipe below.)

8. Massage body oil and/or lotion into feet.

9. Go back over toenails with polish remover and cotton balls to remove traces of oils and lotions on the nail surface. If you miss this step, the polish will not adhere to the nail.

10. Apply 1 coat of base coat, 2 coats of color polish and 1 coat of top coat.

11. Use cotton swab and polish remover to clean the edges/skin around the nails.

At-Home Sugar Scrub Recipe
1. Mix together 2 Tbsp. sugar, 2 Tbsp. olive oil or grapeseed oil and 2 Tbsp. water.

2. Optional: mix in 5-10 drops of essential oils such as lavender.

Submit questions and nail care product purchasing requests to Marcia Lopez, Nail Team Supervisor, at dallas@cooperspa.com.

Schedule your nail or facial service by calling 972.392.7729 or visit cooperspa.com/Dallas

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