10 Steps to a Perfect French Pedicure


2. Get rid of dead skin

Getting rid of dead skin on your feet is as important as on your face. Soak your feet for at least 10 minutes in the warm water with added oils or a special foot soak. If you want to soak them longer, add more hot water to keep the water nice and hot. Dry your feet carefully with the towel. Don’t forget about the areas in-between your toes, where dirt and bacteria gather. Pull the corner of your towel through the areas between your toes to clean and dry them. Use the pumice stone to rub away patches of thick, dead skin on your feet. You can use the file and clippers to remove all dead skin around the nails.

Cleaning and trimming your toenails while they are soft from soaking make the process much easier and quicker. If needed, apply your favorite cuticle oil to your toenails to soften the hardened edges, wait a few seconds and then push back the cuticles with a cuticle pusher or orange stick to create a smooth area ready for your French pedicure. If you want to leave your cuticles untouched, it’s okay, but only if your toenails are long enough for a French pedicure.