It might seem like an indulgence but did you know that pedicures are not only important to make your feet worthy of beautiful sandals, they are also important for the health of your feet and your overall well being!
During a pedicure, your feet will be moisturised, and while this is relaxing it also prevents cracks from developing and causing infections. Pedicures also clean dirt and bacteria from your feet to prevent fungi from growing. The nail technician will also be able to detect early signs of corns, bunions and fungal infections, conditions that are easier to treat when they are identified in their early stages. Professionally cleaning and cutting your nails will also help prevent ingrown toenails and infections. It is also important to keep your cuticles moisturized to prevent nails from growing out with ridges or split ends which can cause the nails to lift out of the nail beds.
Calluses form because an area on your foot is being rubbed. This is the body’s way of protecting that area, but if it continues long-term, the skin can break down and can form a painful ulcer or sore. Pedicures provide the extra moisture to help prevent calluses from forming, and they also remove calluses before they cause issues. In the same way, exfoliating the dead skin on your feet will prevent it from accumulating and causing bunions or corns which can also be painful. The removal of the dead skin on your feet, especially on the heel, promotes new cell growth, which creates smoother and more attractive feet.
Another huge benefit of a pedicure is that it promotes circulation. The warm water and massage distribute heat around the area, encouraging better circulation. What’s more, massaging your feet promotes movement of the joints which reduces stiffness. This can help to relieve any stress your joints were experiencing and reduce its associated pain.
Finally, as you juggle the pressures of your career and life, a good pedicure can be very relaxing. It helps you relieve stress and can be therapeutic, which promotes well-being and overall healthier life.