The Importance of the Pedicure
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Summer is on the horizon! You can see it in the longer daylight hours and feel it in warmer breezes. Time to pack up all those heavy winter clothes, coats and shoes and set free your favorite summer clothes and – YES! – sandals! Oh, how glorious to set your toes free and . . . ACK! Are those toenails or talons? You, my friend, are in dire need of a pedicure!
If you’re like most of us you’ve been a bit of a slacker over the winter when it comes to your feet. Who sees them anyway? The truth is that pedicures do far more for our overall health and well-being than just that boost of confidence you get by having pretty toes. The following are some of the benefits a regular pedicure can provide:
Your toenails aren’t going to trim themselves. Aside from just being horrible to look at, toenails that have been left to fend for themselves over the winter when closed shoes, heavy boots and heavy socks are compressing the feet can suffer painful ingrown toenails. Combined with dirt and bacteria that gets trapped under the nails and you have a breeding ground for infection, nail diseases (fungi) and foot odors. Regular pedicures keep those toenails strong so that they can protect your little piggies from trauma.
Is that a fungus among us? If you’re not getting regular pedicures and changing your polish regularly, you can easily miss the early signs of nails disease and foot disorders. Polish that hasn’t been changed in months could be hiding nails that are brittle, dull, thickened, or dark in color. Your pedicurist is trained to see early signs of fungal infections, as well as corns and bunions, conditions that much easier to treat when caught early.
Say “No” to cracked heels. If your heels look like geriatric alligator hide, you’re setting yourself up for cracked, bleeding skin that will cause a lot of discomfort. Exfoliating encourages new cell growth making your feet healthier, more attractive and prevents or delays the onset of painful bunions and corns and moisturizing your feet by soaking them in warm water and massaging them with oils and lotions will prevent blistering and cracking.
Massages aren’t just for your back. A foot massage promotes circulation which can reduce pain and it also relieves tension in the calves and feet and – let’s be real -- who doesn’t need to ease a little tension?
Healthy feet are vital to our overall health, yet we tend to take our feet for granted giving them far less care than our hands and face. Well, it’s time to start giving those hard-working tootsies the time and care that they deserve. Whether at home or a salon, be sure to get at least one pedicure a month to keep your feet in top condition.
Call us today to schedule an appointment at any one of our locations in Kenwood, Deerfield or Liberty. Whether you want a relaxing Peddisage, a Rejuvenation Pedicure, or you only have time for an Express Pedicure come on in and let us get your feet back on the path to being healthy and beautiful. Get your summer started off on the right foot J