As we go about our daily activities, tension builds up in our hands and feet. Most of the times, this tension is ignored as we focus on more important things. However, it may be the cause of many diseases in the future. Understanding more about manicure and pedicure may help you release this tension and help your feet and hand muscles relax.
Pedicure is the process of rubbing, exfoliating, moisturizing and massaging of the feet and the toenails. It is aimed at removing dead cells from the skin and stimulating the replacement of these cells with new ones. It is normally done in saloons or massage parlors. However, you do not have to go to a massage parlor to have your feet pedicured. You can do it at home.
However, I will be honest- it will not be as heavenly as it would have been if it was done in a spa. To start with, you will have to improvise the pedicure tools that you don’t have. Professionals mainly keep tools like pumice stone, paper towels, toe spacers, toenail clippers, nail buffer and footbath. You will also have to take shortcuts, which is not recommended in any beauty procedure.
Types of pedicure
There are several types of pedicure. The different types depend on the substances used for the pedicure, or the origin. For instance, paraffin is used as a moisturizer in paraffin pedicure. Ice cream is used in ice cream pedicure while wine is used in wine pedicure. Where chocolate foot soak is applied, we have the chocolate pedicure. There is also French pedicure where the nails are polished in white. We also have the athletic pedicure, margarita pedicure and stone pedicure, to name but a few.
While pedicure involves the treatment of the feet, manicure involves the treatment of the hands and fingernails. It also aims at removing dead skin cells from the skin and replacing them with new ones. Most of the tools used for pedicure are used for manicure too. Naturally, you will need a pedicure if you have had a manicure. That is why these procedures are normally done together.
Safety tips when having pedicure or manicure
It is important to note that you can easily get bad cuts on your skin as you scrub it using the pumice stone. This may lead to bacterial infection. People with diabetes should be particularly careful. They need specialized pedicure and manicure treatments.
The importance of pedicure and manicure
Manicure and pedicure are both beauty and therapeutic procedures. Most people are interested in the beauty part more than the therapeutic part. For instance, every woman wants to have beautiful legs. That is why pedicure is very popular among women. They also want their hands to be as soft as butter.