With so much attention paid to our faces, we often overlook our sometimes very-neglected hands and feet. It's all in the details, so here we take through how to keep your hands and feet looking their best.

DIY Manicure

  1. Start by removing old polish with nail polish remover and clean under the nail. Then wash your hands with soapy water and dry with a soft towel.
  2. Shape you nails using an emery board, rounding the edges slightly. Always file in a single direction to avoid weakening the nails. TIP: If you have weak or brittle nails, angle the file so that it lies slightly under the nail.
  3. Then soak hands in a bowl of soapy, warm water for at least five minutes.
  4. Dry your hands with a clean towel and massage cuticle oil or cream into the cuticles
  5. Using a manicure stick gently push the cuticles back. Never cut the cuticle as this can lead to infection.
  6. Rinse your hands again in the warm soapy water and pat dry, then apply a moisturizing cream.
  7. Wipe the nail surface again with nail polish remover to remove any excess oils then apply a clear base coat and allow this to dry.
  8. Apply polish in two thin coats, waiting one minute between coats. QUICK FIX: Fix smudges on your nail polish by dabbing a drop of nail polish remover over the smudge with your fingertip. This thins out the surrounding polish to cover the smudge. Wait a minute and then reapply colour or top coat.
  9. Finish with a quick-drying top coat. To prolong the manicure, reapply the top coat every other day.

DIY Pedicure

  1. Remove any old nail polish with nail polish remover and clean under toenails.
  2. Trim your toe nails using nail clippers and an emery board.
  3. Soak your feet with warm soapy water for at least 10 minutes and dry with a soft towel.
  4. Gently push back your cuticles.
  5. Smooth stubborn calluses and rough heels with a foot file.
  6. Then exfoliate your feet, heels and legs with an exfoliating scrub.
  7. Rinse well and dry, then apply a moisturiser.

Now follow steps 7 to 9 of your DIY manicure

TIP:  To prevent smudges, separate the toes with toe separators or cotton wool.

So bare your hands and feet with confidence for the rest of the summer!

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