Benefits of Manicure and Pedicure
We often come across the manicure and pedicure service thinking to get a good massage and get our nails done by the experts. But studies suggest that these treatments have got health benefits as well. We are here to know about the wonders manicures and pedicures do to our hands and feet.
What are manicures and pedicures?
Manicure and pedicure is a cosmetic beauty treatments for the hands and feet including the nails. It mainly consists of treating your nails and the skin and removing your dead skin cells and tan. As our hands and feet are directly exposed to the dirt and polluted environment, taking care of the hands and nails becomes necessary.
Though these treatments are popular among women, having these treatments once in a while is necessary for both men and women. Let’s dig into the benefits of these treatments.
Tools & products required for mani-pedi treatment:
- Nail polish remover
- Nail cutter
- Nail filer
- Warm water & soap
- Cuticle pusher/ cuticle trimmer
- Steel scraper
- Wooden Loofah
- Nail buffer
- Cotton Basecoat, nail polish & topcoat
The mani-pedi session includes:
Removing the nail colour with a good nail polish remover. Even if the nails aren’t painted the cotton ball of the remover helps to get rid of the dust and oil from the nail.
Clipping of the nails if required. This gives the basic size and structure of the nail.
The nails are filed in one direction. This step helps to get the nails in the shape of, square, round, or somewhere in between.
After applying the cuticle cream with the help of a cuticle pusher, the hands and feet are dipped in warm water with added cleanser in the tub for 5 minutes. Followed by massaging the cuticle cream in a circular motion. This helps your cuticles to soften and loosen up the dirt and dead skin, which is later removed with a gentle brush.
Dead cell & Cuticle removing
The cuticle cream is cleaned with a pusher. A cotton ball is used to remove the dead cells from the nails. The cuticles are cut to protect your nails and skin. The heels are scrubbed with a foot scraper to remove the dead cells and cracks from the heels.
The leg is treated well with the help of a scrub. This process helps in the removal of superficial dead cells. Applying the scrub makes the skin of your leg, tan-free and moisturized, leaving a good texture.
After scrubbing the skin is massaged with good massage cream. This step helps in blood circulation and locks moisture in the hands and legs.
The nails are buffed from the tops and sides. Buffing helps you to get smooth and shiny nails.
A clear nail polish base coat is applied to get the colour of nail polish pop and prevent the nails from getting stained from the bright colours. A Toe separator is used while applying paint to the nails of the feet. Having applied your favourite nail colour a topcoat is applied to secure the nails from chipping or flaking.
Why should you get a manicure-pedicure service?
Getting a manicure and pedicure session not only enhances the beauty it also possesses a lot of health benefits. Let’s dive into the matter of why you need it!
Removing dead skin cells
During the process, the dead skin cells are removed from the nails and the skin. Removing the dead skin is necessary. As it makes the skin prone to dryness and itchiness which leads to an uneven skin tone. Removal of the dead skin stimulates new cell growth, and it improves the texture of the skin making it soft and clean.
Just like our faces, our hands and feet are equally exposed to the direct sun. We know how important it is to de-tan to get healthy glowing skin. Let’s confess we do feel embarrassed to get tanned hands and feet which mismatches your skin texture. This treatment helps you to get tan-free even-toned skin.
Helps in de-stress
Soaking the hands and feet in warm water and getting a stimulating massage promotes blood circulation. The exfoliation during the treatments helps in making your skin healthy and rejuvenated. Soaking your hands and feet in warm water ensures to draw away all your tiredness and stress, nurturing your physical health.
Hydrating skin has always been every woman’s skin goal. The overexposed dry skin leads to deep cracks. A proper manicure and pedicure service helps you get a relaxing massage which helps to restore hydration and keep your skin well moisturized and nourished.
Prevents infections and disease
Our hands and feet are exposed to a lot of contamination in the environment. Removal of the dead skin cell around the nails, by maintaining the cuticles, cuts off the chances of developing fungi and other infections. Dry skin also invites a lot of diseases from the exposed skin like excessive dryness, psoriasis, sensitivity etc. This treatment is ideal for getting rid of dry skin and protecting your body from unwanted harmful invaders.
Now, being aware of the benefits of manicure and pedicure treatment, the most common question pops up in our mind, how often should we take a mani-pedi service?
Studies say that a professional service should be scheduled every 4-6 weeks. To get a safe and relaxing pampering treatment at home you can always have it from Yes madam with a simple click.