5 Step Manicures and Pedicures for Men

Manicure & Pedicure For Men At Home With These Simple Steps

The modern man is more than just a buff, gruff dude, he is also impeccably well-groomed. Part of that means clean nails. Here are some easy ways to do a manicure and pedicure at home!

In a world overrun by competitive dating and split-second judgments, having even the slightest of edge over other men can really determine whether a first date can transition into a second one. Although it may not seem like it, attention to detail, however minute, can create a favourable impression. An easy way to ensure that you’re always looking neat and amazing is to have clean nails. Nail care for men is a growing sub-industry and, no, it doesn’t make you any less manly! Nevertheless, if you’re still slightly shy about marching down to the nearest salon and demanding better nails, here are some steps you can follow to perform your own manicure and pedicure at home:

How To Do Your Own Manicure & Pedicure

1. Soak your hands and feet
• Start by soaking your hands and feet in warm water. This helps clean them and also loosens your skin a little.
• You should soak your hands for three minutes and your feet for five.
• If your skin is susceptible to losing a lot of moisture, add a few drops of olive oil to the hot water before soaking.

2. Scrub-a-dub-dub
• You can use sugar and baby oil to create a homemade scrub for this part of the process.
• Use it all over your skin to remove dead skin cells.
• This is one of the most important and time consuming steps in a manicure for men, however, the mani-pedi process tends to end soon after as you don’t have to indulge in nail polish (unless you want to! No judgements here).


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3. Cut away the cuticles
You know that part of your nails that you pull with your teeth down the side of your finger only to experience the worst pain (and strongest regret) in the world? That’s the cuticle. Cut those away with cuticle scissors.

4. Clip your fingernails
Use a nail cutter to shorten your fingernails. Not only does this make your hands and feel look neater, it also prevents dirt from accumulating under them. Trust us, there’s nothing grosser than that black line of muck under your nails.

5. Moisturize!
Now, there’s no point in having the world’s neatest fingernails if the skin around them is dry and peeling. Use Olay’s Men’s Multi Solution Revitalizing Cream all over your hands and feet. Not sure about you but this is most people’s favourite part of a pedicure. It is soothing and helps your skin settle back down.

As you can see, men’s nail care can be just as soothing and rewarding as women’s, even without the visually colourful results. When planning to indulge in a pedicure for men, follow the same steps listed above. It’s all about how you take care of your nails and skin at the end of the day. You can perform a mani-pedi at home once a month, but remember to clip your nails regularly.

Now that you know how to get manicure & pedicure done, check out natural face scrubs ideal for men here at our blog.

Read more grooming tips for men here at our blog, Reward Me.

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