Home Pedicure Common Mistakes


Summer is the time of the year to enjoy open shoes and let our feet rest after being snuggled in winter boots. Whether you like to show off your new sandals or just feel comfy in the flip flops, neat toenails are a must have.

So take time to maintain your feet in good shape and walk the streets with confidence your pedicure complements your summer style.

This guide will help you avoid the most common mistakes when doing pedicure at home.

Home Pedicure Tip 1: Look After The Skin On Your Feet

Handsome feet glow with healthy skin. If your heels or toes have corns and callus, remove them instead of hiding in closed shoes.

Hans Kniebes Professional Corn Plane Foot Shaver Solingen Germany Choose quality pedicure tools specifically developed for tough corns and callus removal. Corn plane (also called foot shaver) is one of the most commonly used pedicure instruments. Its principle is removing thin layers of dry skin from your heels so they feel soft and smooth.

However, the blade in the corn plane may not be suitable for everyone. For example, if you have sensitive skin or certain conditions like diabetes, using the corn plane is not recommended because accidental cuts can result in infection or even limb amputation.

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In this case, use professional foot file Podorape. It is specially developed to remove very dry skin on your feet without any risk of cuts. Two sided filing surface is highly durable and amazingly effective at making your feet soft and smooth.

Comfortable large handle fits perfectly in the palm and gives you excellent control over scraping the dry skin. Developed by a professional podiatrist, Podorape is an essential pedicure tool for use at home and is easily washed and disinfected. 

And of course, remember to apply your favourite foot cream after every shower to keep the skin moisturised and soft.

Home Pedicure Tip 2: Use Right Pedicure Instruments

Choosing the right tools is paramount to well groomed toes, whether it's pedicure for men or women. Don't try to cut your toenails using fingernail scissors or small clippers – they are simply not designed to do the job. Invest rather in high quality German podiatry clippers that will give you long and excellent service.

Here are a few tips about suitable toenail cutters:

For Very Thick or Mature Toenails:

Niegeloh Solingen Clippers Set For Very Thick Toenails Germany

Use specially designed clippers to trim thick toenails. These are also called heavy duty nippers, like Niegeloh Solingen Heavy Duty Toenail Nipper Topinox.

Made from specially tempered stainless steel, it features strong blades that open widely to grab very thick nails. Reinforced barrel spring helps achieve a smooth and easy cut. It measures 13cm and fits perfectly in the palm.


 The beauty of TopInox is that it is rust proof, anti allergic and very durable steel that will last many years without sharpening.

For Claw Shaped Toenails:

Hans Kniebes Professional Podiatry Clippers Solingen Germany

Use podiatry clipper with arched blades to trim claw shaped toenails easily. HK Solingen Toenail Clippers are perfect at getting under the nail and clipping curvy toenails easily thanks to the special design with adjusted blades.

Hot forged stainless steel is a very strong grade steel and this means you'll enjoy your clipper and perfectly sharp blades for a very long time.


For Ingrown Toenails:

Hans Kniebes Stainless Steel Ingrown Toenail Nipper Solingen Germany

Use professional clippers to remove ingrown toenails, like Hans Kniebes Solingen Ingrown Toenail Nipper. It is made of rust proof stainless steel with slim edges to get under the ingrown part of the nail and trim it easily without disturbing the nail plate.

Thanks to smart design and strong blades, this nipper can be used to remove ingrown nails as well as for regular nail cutting. Generous size and reliable double spring ensure a perfect grip and very comfortable nail care.

Home Pedicure Tip 3: Clean Your Instruments

If you happen to have fungal toenails or if there are cracks on your skin around the foot area, you need to ensure the instruments are well cleaned to stop nasty bacteria spread. Simply wipe the tool with a cotton round dipped in alcohol or sterilise it, paying particular attention to the hinge and blades.

It's also a good idea to clean the tools regularly if they are used by more than one person. In this case, you take care of not spreading germs around and your efforts to keep the family protected will be highly praised.

Hans Kniebes Professional Manicure Pedicure Set Solingen Germany Finally, if you frequent a salon and don't do your own pedicure often, play it safe and bring your own pedicure kit. That way you can rest assured it's only you who uses the instruments and maintain your nail care hygiene.

We hope these tips will help you avoid most common mistakes when doing your at home pedicure. We'd be happy to answer any questions. Simply call us 0450 578 128 or email sales@germanmanicuresets.com.au and we'll assist with your enquiry.