#Selfcare Why You Need a Pedicure

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Did you know that on average, people tend to take between 8,000 and 10,000 steps each and every day? This adds up to around 115,000 miles in a lifetime! All of that wear and tear on a person’s feet can be very damaging if that person doesn’t take good care of their feet. That is where a pedicure comes in.

Pedicures are a magnificent way to provide the basic care that your feet need. What is a pedicure? This is the name for a cosmetic treatment for the toes and feet that will clean them while providing nail and foot, and sometimes calf massages, all while sitting in a luxurious spa pedicure chair. And, it doesn’t matter if you are male or female, anyone can get a pedicure. These are for anyone who cares enough to take care of their feet.

Getting a regular pedicure will not only ensure that your feet remain great looking, it will also keep your nails trimmed, get those calluses under control, and moisturize your skin. Additionally, the foot massage will assist with relieving tension while stimulating the circulation.

Let’s take a look at these and some of the other benefits of getting a pedicure – beyond the most obvious one, which is getting that fresh new color on your toenails!

Circulation

The most obvious reason to get a pedicure is so that your feet will look nice. However, the benefits go beyond that, though. There are quite a few medical issues – including diabetes – that will hamper the circulation to and in your feet. While you are getting a pedicure, you are also getting a foot massage that will assist with stimulating the circulation in your feet. This is critical to your overall foot health.

Early Detection

Getting a regular pedicure can help your pedicurist in the detection of the early signs of things like fungal infections, bunions, and corns. These are conditions that are easy to treat when you can identify them while they are in their early stages.

Decrease the Chances for Infection

Cutting, clipping, and cleaning your toenails will prevent them from growing inward and leading to an infection. Getting rid of the bacteria and dirt from your feet will also be beneficial in the prevention of foot odors and nail disorders and diseases. It is also critical to make sure that your toenails stay healthy due to the fact that they protect your toes from trauma.

Preserve the Moisture in the Skin

A pedicure includes your feet being soaked in warm water and getting massages with lotions and oils that will assist in preserving the moisture and the overall integrity of the foot. Feet that are moisturized will be less apt to get cracks, blisters, and other foot maladies. It is also helpful to make sure that your cuticles stay moisturized if you want to prevent your nails from growing with ridges and or split ends that can cause the nails to actually lift right out of the nail beds.

Foot Exfoliation

Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells and this prevents those dead cells from accumulating and causing corns and or bunions, which can both be painful and uncomfortable. Removing the dead skin from your feet, and especially from your heels, encourages the growth of new cells and this creates feet that are smoother and better looking.

Full Body Relaxation

Getting a good pedicure can go a long way towards relaxing your entire body. It can assist with relieving stress while also being very therapeutic. The British NHS has even released information regarding how massage therapy, such as that seen in pedicures, can ease stiffness and tension to enhance well – being.

Feet get very little care when compared to the other parts of our bodies, like our face and hands. Having feet that are healthy is vital to your overall health so it is important that they not be neglected. Whether you do it yourself or go to a salon, be sure to get at least one pedicure each month to help your feet stay in great condition. What are you waiting for? Schedule your pedicure now!

 

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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