At all times, girls sought to take care of themselves. And even more so for the legs. Who likes when the skin on the feet is dry, rough and flaky? That is why the pedicure procedure is always in demand. You can make it both in salons and at home. And what is remarkable about acid pedicure? First of all, the fact that he has a lot of advantages.
What is the point of the procedure
Everyone who hears for the first time such a name as acid pedicure is reflexively frightened by the word "acid". But in vain. In fact, the whole procedure is carried out using a special cream, which includes soft, non-aggressive, but very effective acids. It is thanks to them that coarsened skin becomes softer and more supple, and is removed faster. By the way, acid pedicure, reviews of which are very, very positive, is considered the best way to date to get rid of corns, calluses and rough skin quickly and safely.
Of course, everyonethe manufacturer creates a line of products according to his own (special and not so) recipes. However, in this case, there is something that unites them. So, acid pedicure, the means for which can be found in specialized stores, is performed using creams that contain fruit acids. They gently affect the skin, making it supple and soft. Glycolic acid, which is also part of the cream, significantly speeds up the procedure. In general, masters in salons most often call this type of pedicure cream, not acid.
Even such a positive procedure has contraindications. Firstly, it can not be carried out by those who have damaged skin. If there are scratches, abrasions, cuts, acid pedicure is strictly prohibited. The substances that make up the cream can harm injured skin or simply add a lot of discomfort during the procedure.
Secondly, fungal diseases are a contraindication. Despite the fact that some types of fungus are treated with acids, such experiments cannot be carried out on the skin. Especially at home. There is a risk of getting an acid burn, the consequences of which are quite difficult to correct later.
Materials and tools
To make an acid pedicure, you need a minimum set:
- cream containing fruit acids (available in specialized stores);
- foot file (preferably a file, not a pumice stone);
- bath with warm waterand nutrient solution;
- food wrap;
- nourishing foot cream.
It is desirable to select the latter with vitamins and minerals, so that the legs are saturated with them in full immediately after the procedure, when the pores are as open as possible.
Steps to complete
First, clean feet are soaked in a warm bath with nourishing oils. This contributes not only to relaxation and cleansing of the legs, but also to active steaming of the skin. After the feet are soaked for 15-20 minutes, they are thoroughly disinfected. To do this, you can use a special tool, and ordinary pharmaceutical formic alcohol.
After that, a cream with fruit acids is applied to the feet. Thick and even layer. To speed up the procedure, the legs are wrapped with cling film. After 10-15 minutes, it is removed, the cream is washed off. While the skin is softened, it is carefully passed with a soft nail file. It is noteworthy that the entire stratum corneum is removed along with the cream. Processing with a nail file is needed only in order to even out the skin. The final step is to rinse your feet in warm water, dry them thoroughly with a towel, and then apply a nourishing cream.
Acid pedicure, reviews of which are positive, has become fashionable not so long ago. It is noteworthy that many girls who tried the procedure were very, very satisfied. Firstly, the legs really became clean and soft. Secondly, there was no irritation, peeling and itching after the procedure. Interesting,that most girls prefer to do an acid pedicure at home rather than in a salon. This is due to the price of the procedure. At home, the cream is enough for several sessions, which makes the procedure quite affordable - you just have to buy the main remedy. In the salon, the procedure will cost several times more than buying a cream with fruit acids.
Naturally, for many, a pedicure is not just putting the legs in order, but also applying a color coating to the nails. That is why there are a couple of points worth remembering. Firstly, the best top coat is biogel. For acid pedicure, this is especially true. The material protects nails, strengthens them, beautifies and reduces the number of color coating procedures. Secondly, it should be remembered that biogel, gel polish, varnish or gel is applied before the legs are lubricated with cream, otherwise the material simply will not stick due to poor adhesion to the surface.