Health Benefits Of Manicures and Pedicures
Updated: May 18, 2021
Manicures and pedicures are often considered a “pampering session” but what you may not know is that getting professional nail treatment has long-term health benefits and that it’s not just about aesthetics. Our hands and nails are the most exposed portions of our bodies as we’re constantly using them in our daily lives so why not take care of them by having regular nail treatments to help prevent and eliminate common conditions such as fungal affected nails, bitten nails, thickened or brittle nails and the damages caused by improper removal of artificial nails.
4 health benefits of getting a manicure and a pedicure:
Our hands are exposed to dirt daily, this means that they accumulate grime and they’re constantly creating new skin cells. The skin on your heels can harden without regular maintenance and this hard skin can crack, and peel. Regular pedicures can prevent this since our feet are generally only exposed during spring and summer times. A professional manicure will remove any grime and all the dead skin cells. A professional pedicure will remove any callouses on the bottom of your feet. Taking care of your skin isn’t just for cosmetic value, but also important for good health.
We all need good circulation to maintain a healthy body. It’s quite vital for both our hands and feet. As part of your manicure and pedicure, you receive cuticle treatments which are massaged into the skin. This massage is very relaxing and it also helps to improve blood circulation to your extremities.
Fungi often grow on toenails when your feet are exposed to excess moisture. It usually takes a few weeks for the infection to become noticeable but our professional manicurist will be able to identify a fungal infection in its early stages and treat it.
Time to Yourself
Life can be so busy that it’s often so hard to find time for yourself. Getting a mani-pedi can be a great way to relax and be pampered. It’s important to have time that’s entirely yours after a stressful day or week. Book a session to relieve your stress and enjoy the benefits of having gorgeous nails. The physical and mental health benefits of getting a manicure and pedicure are amazing as your feet and hands will both look and feel great.
According to Medical Daily, you may consider getting a manicure and pedicure monthly if your nails are pretty low maintenance. This is the perfect schedule for you if you lead a life with chores that are not too harsh on your hands. Of course, should there be an event coming up, you would be more than happy for a quick gel manicure.