Pedicure tools and products: What they are and what you need to know about them

Pedicure tools and products: What they are and what you need to know about them
Taking care of your feet is not only beautiful, it's also very necessary. We tend to spend a lot of time on our faces and hands, but we often forget about our feet, except during the summer season. One of the criteria in the care of our feet, is a pedicure. Some types of pedicure allow you to enjoy an additional foot massage, which brings even more pleasure to the procedure. Pedicure is quite a rich process, and without the necessary tools and means it is impossible to perform. In this article, we have written in detail everything you need to perform a pedicure. So study up!


Depending on the purpose of use, there is the following classification of pedicure tools:

1. For working on the nails (filing and sanding the nails).
2. For cuticle treatment.
3. For foot care (removing and sanding rough skin on the heels).
4. For treating problem skin areas such as calluses, corns, ingrown toenails or for fighting fungus.

Tools for nail and cuticle work

1. Scissors. Pedicure scissors are different from manicure scissors. You will need straight-edged scissors when working on your toenails, as it is not advisable to trim the corners of the nails. When removing cuticles, scissors with rounded ends should be used.
2. Pliers. An indispensable handy tool for pedicures. They are used for removing the cuticle after softening. In addition, a pair of wire cutters is a good way to remove burrs; however, they are not commonly used on feet. Never use nail clippers because there is a risk that they can get blunt and they cannot be easily resharpened.

3. Nail clippers. These are designed to clip neglected or very hard nails. Unlike scissors, the pliers have a greater degree of compression, and they can cope with the most «difficult» nails.

4. Nail files. Depending on the purpose of use, several kinds will be needed:
- Length correctors. As, nails on the feet have a denser structure, so a coarse-grained file is required. Professionals advise using a glass file. It's not bulky like a Teflon or plastic one and doesn't cause nail plate splitting like a metal one. You can buy them in a professional manicure and pedicure tool shop, e.g. Global Fashion online shop.
- For nail polishing. A special file-sander or baffle is applied.
- To polish (give a shine) of natural nails, it is usual to use a buffing file.

5. A pusher. Most are sold double-sided, with a spatula and hatchet or curette. The paddle is used to push back softened cuticles (it can also be done with an orange stick). The hatchet is used to remove the keratinized pterygium from the nails, while the curette is used to clean the area under the nails.


1. Scraper (loom). Used as an alternative to a good old-fashioned pumice stone for treating rough skin.
2. Pumice stone or foot rub. The problem with the pumice stone is that it quickly becomes clogged when you remove rough skin on the soles of your feet or calluses. The modern version of this tool is a glass or metal grater with micro blades that are arranged at a certain angle. It does its «job» perfectly and retains its qualities for a long time.
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1. A product to soften the cuticles. This can be a special product in a jar like a manicure, or it can be a bath. A soothing cure, such as chamomile or calendula decoction, lemon or sea salt, can be used.

2. Scrub.
Massage the skin, exfoliate rough skin and make it smoother. It should be applied before bathing and remains absorbed into skin, after which we massaging it out.

3. Moisturising cream. Moisturising cream is applied to soften and nourish the skin, massage it in and as a finishing touch to the pedicure. It may also have antiseptic and deodorising properties.

4. Nail and cuticle oils. Restores the balance of nutrition, hydration and saturation with beneficial vitamins and macronutrients. Properly selected care cures nail pigmentation, has a complex antibacterial effect, improves nail elasticity and prevents the formation of cracks and burrs on the cuticle.

5. Nail treatment and restoration products.

Additional products and tools for pedicures include

- bathtub.
- cotton pads.
- foot powder.
- essential oils.
- toe separators.
- toe separator, etc.
This list can go on and on depending on the type of pedicure. For example, a hardware pedicure will also require a special machine and attachments, which are professional tools. (You will find the article «Hardware pedicure - convenient and easy» containing information on the necessary instruments for hardware pedicure.)
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- Sterilisation. All metal tools must be sterilised after use (especially if you work with clients). (there is a separate article about sterilization on our website).
- Sharpening. Sharpen your cutting tools periodically. Do not try to do it yourself, contact a professional.
- Storage. Use the cases in which the tools were sold for storage. Store your tweezers, nail clippers and wire cutters with the blade facing downward to prevent deformation.
- Manufacturer. As in any other trade, professional tools are known by ear by their manufacturer because reputable quality speaks for itself.

Take care of your feet and always be beautiful!

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Published: 29.03.2022 12:08 Times Read: 27