Your feet are a part of your body that takes the most stress. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime. Comparing in terms of a car, not everyone will drive a car 115,000 miles without maintaining it. Pedicures are an essential way of properly maintaining healthy feet.
There are many health benefits in properly maintaining your feet. Cutting, clipping, and cleaning of the nails will prevent nails growing inward and causing infection. The elimination of dirt and bacteria from your feet will also help prevent nail diseases, disorders, and help eliminate foot odor. Exfoliation of dead skin cells prevents cells from accumulating and adding to corns and calluses (which can cause pain). Removal of dead skin cells also encourages new skin cell reproduction, which creates smooth attractive feet. Cutting, clipping, cleaning, and exfoliation are all important to healthy foot hygiene.
Now let’s get serious, what’s the best part of receiving a pedicure??? The massage! Who does not love getting their tired toes, achy feet, and tight calves rubbed? I know I do. The lotions and oils used in the massage help moisturize newly exfoliated skin. The massage promotes circulation in feet and calves. It can reduce foot pain from being on one’s feet all day and can help maintain the health and performance of muscles. And let’s face it, it’s a nice timeout for pampering and stress relief.
Nail color is optional. The options of polish colors, and combinations of colors, from classic French tips to artistic custom designs are endless. Nail color is fun for the ladies, and mostly avoided by most men. Men typically like a natural buffed nail or a matte polish without shine.
Whether or not you polish your piggies, the health benefits of pedicures are not imagined and are a part of proper foot care. Gone are the days when this kind of foot care was only a luxury for the ladies, pedicures are for the manly man too. Everyone deserves healthy attractive feet.