How to give yourself a professional at-home pedicure

April 20, 2020 1 min read

How to give yourself a professional at-home pedicure

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With most nail salons and spas around the country closed, many of us are finding that our feet are starting to look a little rough, much like our hair color, manicure and eyebrows. With family obligations, trying to work remote, or going into work during these tough times, it can be hard to find time for yourself — and your toes.

That's why we spoke with Boston-based nail care experts Jaclyn Duguay-Gordon, from Green Tangerine Spa, and Christine Haddad, from G20 Spa and Salon, to get their tips and tools for giving yourself an excellent pedicure at home. We can't promise the massage will be as great, but your feet will thank you for all the attention.

Start by removing all old polish

"Regular formula polish is easily removed with polish remover that contains a conditioning agent," says Duguay-Gordon. "I have recently discovered Ella + Mila. They have a soy-based polish remover that contains lavender essential oil — two thumbs up!"

This vitamin-enriched soy nail polish remover has lavender essential oil and is acetone-free, promoting healthy and moisturized nails.

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