DON'T NEGLECT YOUR WINTER FEET
Now is the time to start taking care of your feet. Ever think just because it's winter you don't need a pedicure? Well that could not be further from the truth. We are more dry in the winter months than summer months, so it's good to get a regular pedicure to keep up on those dry cracked heels. We walk an average of 8,000 steps a day which can be harmful on your feet if not properly maintained. Here are some other health benefits to getting a regular pedicure that you must read.
Receiving regular pedicures can help your pedicurist detect early health problems such as corns, bunions, and fungal infections. These problems can be treated easier if detected earlier.
DECREASES THE CHANCE OF INFECTION
Proper maintenance such as clipping, cutting, and cleaning the toe nails prevents them from growing inward and causing infection. Have you ever had an ingrown toenail? They can be very painful. Keeping them clean by eliminating dirt and bacteria can prevent nail diseases, fungal infections, and foot odors.
Pedicures commonly include a soak in warm water while using lotions, and scrubs which help preserve moisture in the feet. This will help by preventing blisters, cracks, and other foot problems. Also keeping your cuticles moisturized can help prevent the growth of ridges and cracks.
Exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells prevents the accumulation of the cells that cause bunions and corns. These can be uncomfortable and painful if not treated early. Removal of dead skin, especially on the heel, encourages new cell growth which can lead to smoother more attractive feet.
A favorite and most enjoyable part of the pedicure is the massage. Massaging helps promote circulation and helps relieve tension on the calves and feet. Increase of blood circulation can reduce pain and help distribute heat thoroughly through the body.
A great pedicure can help relieve stress and can be very therapeutic. Massage therapy can be therapeutic to your overall health.