Pedicures are designed to give the basic care for your toes. It is done to keep your toes healthy and clean. During the procedure, the beauty therapist massages the toes, takes good care of your skin and helps your feet relax.
Why are pedicures necessary?
Pedicures keep your feet clean and healthy. Feet are that part of the body which are greatly exposed to dust from the ground. Over time dirt accumulates in your toes, making it a good breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. This increases your chances of contracting an infection. A pedicure cleans all the dirt to keep your toes risk free. While there are apprehensions on the pedicure itself leading to infection, that is not entirely true. Some parts of your skin are opened during the procedure. However if your pedicure is done in a clean environment with properly sterilized tools, you would not have to worry about this.
● It keeps your skin moisturized
Nobody prefers dry skin. And they have reasons for it too; dry skin is itchy and rough. It also looks unhealthy. The key to having good skin is moisturization. Moisturization revitalizes your skin making it look flawless. A pedicure can improve your skin by moisturizing it well and leaving you with healthy toes. It prevents your skin from developing cracks and blisters. Your cuticles are also well taken care of in a pedicure.
● It exfoliates your feet
Our body shed dead skin cells continuously. These dead skin accumulate on top of the epidermis making it difficult for your skin to breathe. The lack of exfoliation can cause bunions and foot corns in your body, which is undoubtedly painful. During a pedicure, the beauty therapist will exfoliate your feet that will encourage the growth of new cells making your toes and heels smoother and healthier. Thus get a pedicure once in a while to keep your skin clear of dead skin.
● It improves blood circulation
Perhaps the best part of a pedicure from a nail salon is the foot massage. It counters the tension that builds up in your feet and calves. The massage also helps your feet by improving the blood circulation along with reducing pain and spreading the heat throughout the body evenly. This not only helps your feet but also improves the overall health of your body.
● Removes the calluses
Calluses are formed when you expose your feet towards hard surfaces. The friction thus created makes your skin rough and leads to calluses. A pedicure is effective in removing the calluses and making your skin even and soft.
● Prevents ingrown toenails
Ingrown toenails or Onychocryptosis occurs especially in athletes. This is a painful condition that might also get infected, if not treated properly. It can also be formed when you use improper footwear. Having your toenails trimmed by a skilled therapist reduces the chances of ingrown toenails.
● Early detection of foot problems
Your beauty therapists are skilled people. They are trained in understanding the abnormalities, if any, present in your foot. A pedicure can help them in understanding the problems in your feet like fungal infections, corns, and bunions. Early detection means less pain and easy treatment.
Each day millions of women and, increasingly men too, are flocking to nail spas and salons to get their hands and feet cleaned. A healthy pair of feet is an inspiring sight in itself. Not only are they clean, but also smooth and strong. So make sure that you get a pedicure once a while to pamper your feet and feel relaxed.