Pedicures are a popular treatment in the beauty and nail industry and it is just as important as the manicure. The word pedicure is derived from the Latin word “pes” which means ” foot”, and “cura” which means “care”.
During the pedicure treatment dead skin cells, hangnails, excess cuticle are removed from the feet. The skin is nourished and hydrated using nourishing lotions, oils, mask or paraffin wax.
Some treatments include massage which is very advisable to reduce tension and helps promote general relaxation of the body.
Why is pedicure important?
Even though our feet are in our shoes 80% of the day and isn’t considered to do as much as the hands, we still need to pay attention to them.
It is an important part of self grooming and also effective in treating hard skin, corns, calluses, reducing the pain of sore feet, etc It is also a stress relieving treatment
Softer and better looking skin and feet
Identifying skin diseases or disorders
Enhance the outlook of the nails
Improves circulation of the blood and lymphatic system
Aids efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen to cells
Encourages better sleep
Relieves muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness
Home care advice after pedicure treatment
It is important that you take care of your nails and feet in between appointments after the pedicure treatment.
- When changing nail polish a non-acetone nail polish remover should be used to avoid constantly dehydrating the nail plate.
- To prevent ingrowing toe nails, cut and file your nails in one direction
- Constantly check your feet for any unusual changes, discomfort or foot conditions.
- Go for pedicure treatment regularly
- To prevent build up of hard skin, use a foot file at least 3 times a week.