Pedicure

Pedicure Benefits: How to do a Pedicure at Home?

Benefits of pedicure

Let’s be honest, everyone loves themselves a pedicure once in a while.

I mean the feeling of someone rubbing and massaging your feet after a long hectic day isn’t just amazing? it makes you feel so relaxed. On top of that, it makes your feet so soft and pretty! That’s a win-win situation right there.

But sometimes you neglect getting a Pedi because you’re too busy or you have errands to run – because you think of it as just a little beauty treatment. Well, you are not aware of the benefits of pedicures then. This amazing treatment just doesn’t feel incredible but has a lot more to it.

Want to know what a pedicure really is? What it can do for you and your health? Well, you’re at the right spot. So, get ready for a ride because some of these benefits that you are going to learn about will blow your mind.

Let’s get right into it, shall we?

What a Pedicure is exactly?

A pedicure is a therapeutic treatment. It helps in removing dead skin and toenails are sharpened and treated during this treatment. Pedicures include care not only for feet; skincare is provided up to the knee which includes massage, exfoliation, and moisturizing the skin of your lower legs as well.

Pedicure Types:

There are many types of pedicures that range in methods but generally, a classic regular pedicure is done at a salon rather than a spa.

How much does a pedicure cost?

For a basic pedicure, the price can start from 35$; however, for additional services, it can even go up to 75$.

Is pedicure good for feet?

Yes, when having a pedicure, your lower legs and your feet are being massaged which helps promote the circulation of blood. It helps in getting relief from pain and also reduces a chance of catching bacteria.

How often should you get pedicures?

Pedicures should be scheduled after a time period of 4 to 6 weeks. It’s a very standard time period for Normal people and it keeps the feet healthy.

How do professionals do pedicure? 

A good pedicure involves a whole pedicure kit which is why professionals keep a variety of tools for an effective pedicure.

Benefits of Regular Pedicure

 Here is a list of some benefits that pedicures can provide you;

  • Appearance

You might feel a bit hesitant and conscious while wearing your open-toe shoes. But getting a fresh pedicure can change that feeling really quickly. Your feet look amazing after a pedicure and having soft and clean painted toenails makes you feel confident. And feeling confident is the key to being happy.

  • Helps to detect problems early

Foot conditions such as corns, bunions, and fungal infections are really common. These conditions can be hard to deal with once they are severe. However, receiving regular pedicures can help you detect early signs of these conditions. This way it can be easier to treat and eliminate such conditions. So start booking that salon appointments regularly ladies!

  • Prevents infections

A regular pedicure doesn’t just help you detect infections early on but also helps you in preventing them. This regular cutting, clipping, and cleaning of your toenails avoid them from growing inwards and causing irritation. Also removing the dirt and bacteria from your feet will help prevent fungal infections in nails as well as bad foot odor.

  • Regulates blood circulation

Well that relaxing foot massage you get during a pedicure doesn’t just help you relax but it also circulates your blood flow. It stimulates your blood and lymphatic fluid. As you may or may not know, our bodies have lymph nodes present throughout it. These lymph nodes help process and clean toxins from your blood that gets taken back to the heart.

  • De-stressing and relaxing

Body massages are the best way to relax and de-stress your body. Sometimes, a quick little hand and foot massage can do wonders. Manicures and Pedicures are an excellent way to unwind while improving the look and feel of your hands or feet. Especially after a long day of work, nothing will make you feel better than a nice spa day. Honestly, sometimes you need to spoil yourself by doing such things to keep yourself mentally healthy and to blow off some steam.

  • Helps with joint pain

Suffer from arthritis? Well, don’t worry because regular pedicures can help you with that. Joint pains can cause you a lot of discomforts but just by taking an hour or two to get regular pedicures can really help in relieving the stress on your joints and decreasing arthritis pain.

There are a lot of places where they offer you special pedicures for such conditions, which are done by experienced professionals. We would really suggest looking into that if you suffer from arthritis.

  • Removes callus and prevents it

Those layers of dry skin under your feet can be really bothersome to some people. Though they aren’t a major health concern at first when left unchecked, they can cause major infections. Plus they can look really unflattering sometimes. Luckily calluses can be removed easily by even a quick pedicure at home.

Can you do a pedicure at home?

Good news for all the working ladies and housewives who barely get time at any time for themselves. You can easily give yourself an at-home pedicure. All you need to do is follow some simple steps and order yourself a pedicure kit.

How to do a pedicure at home:

    • Get started by removing any nail polish currently present on your nails using an acetone nail polish remover.
    • Now Massage your feet and toes in a circular motion. Massaging the bottom of the foot using the thumb in a circular way will help relieve tension in the muscles of the foot. Continue massaging your feet for about 3-4 minutes.
    • Take a container and fill it with lukewarm water, add a few drops of essential oils or dead sea salts. Soak your feet in this container for at least 7-10 minutes.
    • After you are done soaking your feet, take them out of the water and rub them in a circular motion with a foot brush to get rid of dead skin. If the dead skin is thicker in some areas, such as the heal or the edges of the toes, use a pumice stone or a foot cooler, make sure to be patient with it, and do it gently.
    • It’s time to clip the toenails. Trimming them should be easy as they are soft after being soaked in water by now. Also, don’t forget to cut it straight and not too short.
    • Use a nail file, we would suggest using a crystal or glass file instead of a mineral file because it can cause cracks in the nail. File your nail in your desired shape.
    • Bring out your cuticle pusher and push the extra skin around your cuticles down.
    • Take your favorite nail paint color and paint your toenails with it and wait for them to dry.
    • Once your nail paint is dry, Use any moisturizer or lotion of your choice and apply it to both of your feet.

And just like that, you are done with your pedicure.

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Suhira Munshi

Suhira heads the editorial department of SheBegan Magazine. She joined SheBegan Magazine as an author in 2017, and her writings also appeared on cosmopolitan, lifefalcon and other mags. Suhira loves to write on wellness-related topics, skin/hair/beauty tips, and bridal grooming niche. Later, in 2019, she became the head of our editorial board and also holds the position of Growth analyst. Having had sufficient experience with fitness and nutritional balance, Suhira has worked as a fitness trainer at local Gyms, we utilize her experience in our fitness and nutritional recommendations.

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