5 Health Bonuses From Having
Your Toes Tantalized!
Painted toes are abundant all summer, but pedicures offer so much more than just pretty feet! Having regular pedicures all year long means good foot health and overall well-being.
#1 Early Exposure to Potential Problems
Your pedicurist is knowledgeable in skin and nail conditions, infections, and disorders that can affect your feet. Regular pedicures help detect potential corns, bunions, and fungal infections, which ensure easier treatments in their early stages.
#2 Nail Health
The three C's of toenail care are professional clipping, cutting, and cleaning to prevent a multitude of toenail problems. Regular pedicures help to avoid ingrown toenails, blackened toenails (a running-related injury that can be prevented with regular nail care), and other nail conditions. Buffing your nails not only makes them nice and shiny; it stimulates blood flow to the area - and blood carries vital nutrients for nail health and growth.
A therapeutic soak and good sloughing aid in the exfoliation process. Removing dead skin cells prevents the cells from accumulating, which could potentially cause bunions or corns. In fact, exfoliation stimulates new cell growth, which creates smoother, more attractive feet. Calluses can cause uneven weight distribution, which can lead to pain while walking or standing. Filing unwanted calluses can prevent these pressure points from forming. Removing dirt and bacteria will also help deter nail diseases, disorders, and foot odours to improve the overall health of your feet.
#4 Retain Skin's Moisture
A moisturizing massage to the feet and lower legs helps maintain the moisture and integrity of your skin. This means you're less likely to get blisters, cracks, or other foot problems. Add paraffin wax to your pedicure treatment and you'll ease the pain and stiffness of arthritis, a definite benefit while getting smooth and supple skin.
#5 Relaxation and Feeling Good!
Taking time to regularly de-stress is vital to everyone's health. Pedicures, which include a therapeutic massage, are a great way to relax and release tension. With massage comes increased circulation throughout your body, reducing pain and stiffness in some circumstances and releases toxins from the lymph nodes. (To flush those released toxins from your body, always drink a glass of water after your massage!)
The scents used throughout the pedicure are just as significant and go beyond the physical benefits. Studies show various scents can improve focus, memory, and mood. It's remarkable how your feet feel when professionally treated. Being clean and pampered gives you a feel-good sensation and boosts your self-confidence, which is always beneficial!
Stuffing toes in warm boots and snuggly slippers over the winter does not mean you can neglect those unseen parts. Healthy feet are a vital part of your overall health - all year long.