We all love being pampered with a pedicure, from the moment you slip your toes into the hot aromatherapy water, to the relaxing massage, we can all agree, a pedicure is a great way to relax. Originating from the Latin words pedis meaning of the foot, and cura meaning care, pedicures often fall into the category of ‘pampering.’ Although it’s often very relaxing to restore your tired, aching feet, there are many benefits as to why this should be more than just the occasional luxury experience, for both men and women.
If you don’t moisturize your skin on a regular basis, the dry skin on your feet will be more prone to infection due to cracks that may form. Additionally, the clipping, cleaning, and cutting of your toenails will prevent your nails from growing inwards and causing an infection.
Promote Blood Circulation
During your pedicure, you will receive a massage that helps promote the circulation of your blood. Increased blood circulation can prevent things like pain, arthritis, and varicose veins. Healthy blood flow also helps evenly distribute heat throughout your body. Finally, increased blood flow can help your lymph nodes clear toxins out of your body.
Improved Nail Health
With regular pedicures, the chances of your nails developing fungi and other infections are reduced. Also, the exfoliation that takes place during this appointment will remove any dead skin cells and encourage new cell growth, leaving your nails stronger and healthier.
Improved Mental Health
Whether it’s for self-care or to just to relax, taking the time to treat yourself (or bring a friend along) can do wonders for your stress levels! Being stress-free for an hour or so out of your day can do wonders for your mental health. The massage, relaxing experience, and pampering will free your mind from any tension, boosting your mental health.
Besides all these benefits, you will have pretty toes! Having professionally groomed and polished toes is always nice and can make you feel confident when wearing a nice pair of open-toe shoes or sandals. Get creative with your colour choice, or add some sparkle. With all these benefits, it’s no wonder we recommend pedicures monthly.