Hardware pedicure - types, technique and care after the procedure

Regular care of the skin and toes has become commonplace for women. Previously, a pedicure was not the fastest and most pleasant procedure. Classical techniques require steaming, cutting off the layers of the epidermis and cuticles, manual grinding, which often ends in injuries. The modern approach is safe, even for those with sensitive skin.

What is a hardware pedicure?

The presented foot treatment technique can have two meanings. The options for what hardware pedicure means are hygienic care or medical manipulation. The procedure provides not only an aesthetic side, but also a solution to most existing foot problems:

  • corns;
  • cracks;
  • calluses;
  • severe roughness of the sole;
  • ingrown nails;
  • plate thickening;
  • onycholysis;
  • fungus (auxiliary procedure) and others.

Hygienic hardware pedicure

The described type of manipulation is intended for systematic foot care. Dry pedicure makes the skin soft and smooth, helps to gently and painlessly get rid of coarsened areas. In the process, a thorough processing of the nails is also performed. Hardware hygienic pedicure involves giving them the correct length and shape, removing the cuticle, polishing the surface. After the procedure, you can apply the desired coating, gel polish is especially successful.

Medical hardware pedicure

This technology was developed for medicinal purposes. Dry hardware pedicure is prescribed for fungal infections of the feet, peeling, destruction and thickening of the nail plates. It is the best way to treat any type of corns, including deep core damage and old cracks. Hardware pedicure is indispensable in the treatment of diabetic foot. It guarantees absolute hygiene and safety of skin treatment.

What is better – hardware pedicure or edged?

What is better hardware pedicure or edged

Experienced craftsmen have not practiced the classic approach with steam baths and sharp tools for a long time. When deciding which is better, a hardware pedicure or a classic one, it is important to be guided not only by habit and personal preferences, but also by objective arguments. The trimming technique is outdated, it is not safe and does not allow you to achieve the most “clean” result. Hardware pedicure has clear advantages:

  • accuracy;
  • no discomfort and risk of injury, cuts;
  • sterility;
  • long-term effect;
  • better treatment of sensitive and hard-to-reach areas;
  • slow growth of the epidermis and cuticle after the procedure.

What do you need for a hardware pedicure?

It is important for beginners to decide on a budget and a shopping list in advance. Depending on the goals of the activity in question, a set for a hardware pedicure may consist of a minimum number of items (home use), or a long list of tools (professional activity). The standard kit should include:

  • apparatus;
  • cutters;
  • antiseptic solution;
  • towels (fabric for home, disposable for clients);
  • brushes;
  • pusher spatula or orange sticks;
  • keratolytic – softener of the upper layer of the epidermis;
  • remover and cuticle oil;
  • non-greasy moisturizer;
  • spray;
  • disposable gloves and masks.

Machine for hardware pedicure

A high-quality milling cutter is the key to a safe and correctly performed manipulation. This is the most important thing that is necessary for a hardware pedicure, so the purchase of a machine should be considered thoughtfully, without unnecessary savings. The power of the router must be at least 40 watts. Even if you plan to do a hardware pedicure at home, only for yourself, it makes no sense to buy less intensive machines. They simply do not create enough force to process the foot. The recommended number of revolutions per minute is 10-20 thousand, the reverse reverse function is required. Good options:

  • Beurer MP 100;
  • Saeshin Brilliant White;
  • Gess 631;
  • Strong 210;
  • Marathon 3 Champion.

What cutters are needed for a hardware pedicure?

Most sold machines come with a set of drills and grinders, but each master forms his own set, which is convenient to work with. To carry out a hardware pedicure at home, at first the basic cutters are enough. Later, you can buy the necessary nozzles according to individual needs. Necessary cutters for hardware pedicure (of different diameters and hardness):

  • cylinder (with longitudinal notches, perforated);
  • truncated and standard cone;
  • ball;
  • flame;
  • needle;
  • felt, silicone polisher;
  • sand caps (disposable).

How to do a hardware pedicure?

The speed and quality of the manipulation are developed only with experience. You can watch video tutorials on how to perform a hardware pedicure step by step, or ask an experienced nail master to show the procedure. In the first few sessions, there is no need to rush, it is better to “bet” on the quality of processing. Hardware pedicure step by step for beginners:

  1. Wash your feet, treat them with an antiseptic and wipe dry.
  2. Adjust the length of the nails. Give them a truncated cone shape. Periodically you will need to use a brush.
  3. Remove the cuticle with a ball. Previously, it can be softened with a remover and lifted with a stick or pusher.
  4. Clean the “pockets”, rollers, remove the pterygium with a needle and flame.
  5. Polish the plates with a silicone or felt nozzle.
  6. Lubricate the skin of the feet with keratolytic, leave for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Remove the rest of the product with a towel, dry.
  8. With a coarse sand cap, work out the most coarsened places.
  9. To avoid discomfort, you need to move from the heel to the toes, not lingering in one zone, it is better to return to it again if necessary.
  10. Polish the skin with a finely abrasive cap to a pinkish-yellow hue, softness and smoothness.
  11. Treat the fingers and the space between them with a truncated cone, first blue, then red.
  12. Brush off the “sawdust” with a brush, remove the remains of the keratolytic with a spray bottle with warm water, wipe the feet dry.
  13. Apply cuticle oil to your nails.
  14. Lubricate the skin with cream.
  15. Get a foot massage.

How to take care of your feet after a pedicure?

At the end of the procedure, you can cover your nails with medical or gel polish, apply a design. Special foot care after a pedicure is not required. To make the effect last longer, it is recommended:

  1. Wear quality hosiery and comfortable shoes.
  2. Keep your feet clean.
  3. Use a moisturizer daily.
  4. Do a light foot massage.
  5. Apply cuticle oil.