How to do Cocoa Pedicure at home

Pedicure has been an age old practice for women to keep their feet soft. Foot pampering is also said to be therapeutic and helps to lift up your mood. But in the hustle bustle of our life and striving to create a work life balance our feet get neglected the most. How often you have slipped into your ballerinas just because your nail paint wasn’t good enough or your feet did not look as attractive as you want them to be.

Cocoa Pedicure has become the new trend in foot care. Though it may sound quite strange but its uniqueness got me trying it in the comfort zone of my home. Sugar has known to exfoliate your skin well and shea butter is one of our favorite moisturizers. So you know when these come together for your feet you quite literally get happy feet. Once you try this I am sure you will thank us later.

What do you need –

  • Face wash
  • Cuticle oil
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • cocoa body butter
  • cocoa powder
  • bournvita
  • vanilla essence
  • sandalwood powder
  • cocoa body milk
  • luke warm water

Procedure –

  1. Fill some luke warm water in a tub or a bucket where you can easily soak in your feet. Add a few drops of your face wash to this water to help clean your feet. I would advise something mild usually or a Himalaya neem face wash would do for you as it did for me. Soak your feet for about 10 minutes.
  2. Now clean your toe nails. I generally use an old toothbrush to clean my nails and chapped skin. It does not hurt as much as the pedicure instruments and cleans better.
  3. Now take a cuticle oil – in my case I got the one from VLCC and massage it well on your feet. You must feel better by now because your blood circulation improves.
  4. Prepare a scrub – Mix sugar, half spoon bournvita and lemon juice. Apply this scrub on your feet and massage gently. Sometimes it may feel a little harsh on your skin but it is for your own benefit. Do it for about 5-7 minutes and wash it off.
  5. Massage your feet with the Cocoa butter body milk, I have used Dove body lotion. Leave it for a few minutes before cleaning it.
  6. Prepare an anti tan pack – Mix cocoa powder, sandalwood powder with little water and add a few drops of vanilla essence to it. It will create a smooth pack that can be easily applied. Apply it evenly on your skin and let it dry.
  7. Once it is dried out, wash it off and wipe your feet.
  8. For best results massage The body shop Cocoa Body Butter for long happy fragrance.

Everyday SkinCare @being25

Last week i got a chance to meet the Skin Expert from Lakme Absolute Salon and she opened my eyes to a lot of things that I used to easily neglect. She put forward the list of things that need to be present in my closet for the summer months. The best thing about her advice was that she did not speak for any brand instead she gave the option to choose at our will. Her list of things are –

  • Anti Ageing Cream

We should start skin care as early as 25 to have a glowing skin later. She stressed on the use of any anti ageing cream from the wide variety of products available

StyleSaaga recommends – Pond’s, Olay or Neutrogena.

  • Face Cream

We should have a dedicated face cream with an SPF of about 15+ to protect us from the Sun rays for summer season.

StyleSaaga recommends – Everyuth,  Olay, Loreal

  • Sunscreen

There should be a sunscreen body lotion which again around 20+ SPF is decent if we have a regular desk job. In case of marketing jobs you can switch to using the same lotion 3-4 times in a day, there is no need for a 50 SPF in daily routine it should be reserved for beach outings.

StyleSaaga recommends – Lotus, VLCC, Kaya, Lakme

  • Moisturiser

It is as important to moisturise in summers as it is in winters so keep your body lotions handy but make sure they are not very sticky or thick.

StyleSaaga recommends – Vaseline, Fab India, The Body Shop

  • Under Eye Cream

This should be an important product in your daily routine. Since all our work has become screen oriented we spend a lot of time on the laptop and not outside.

StyleSaaga recommends – Fab India, Synergy

  • Night Cream

This may not feature in your make up kit owing to our age but we have to get used to it, yes you heard me right. It should be a part of your daily pampering

StyleSaaga recommends – H2o, Olay, Lakme

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