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The Benefits of Manicures and Pedicures

The Benefits of Manicures and Pedicures

Do you consider manicures and pedicures as just an occasional way of pampering yourself? Though many people think manicures and pedicures are just a luxury pampering session, regular manicures and pedicures actually provide great benefits for your overall health and well being, especially in harsh winters. They also help keep hands and feet looking young and beautiful. Here are some benefits of manicures and pedicures:

01 CIRCULATION BOOST

The process of having a manicure and/or pedicure usually involves a massage, either to the hands or feet (or both). Massaging is a fast and effective way to boost blood circulation, which can be especially slow and sluggish during cold winter months. Poor circulation can result in cold or numbness in hands and feet, as well as swelling or joint pain. The effect of the massage is to increase blood flow around the body to improve joint mobility and help to reduce swelling and pain.

02 IMPROVES THE HEALTH OF YOUR NAILS

With regular manicures and pedicures, the changes of your nails developing fungi and other infections are reduced. Our hands, especially, are exposed to a lot of elements and products on a daily basis. Itโ€™s a good idea to have a deep clean so the dead skin cells on your hands and/or feet can be removed. This encourages new cell growth, leaving the nails stronger and healthier.

Besides working hard for us, our hands and feet are also exposed to a lot of dirt and bacteria, moisture, and other pollutants that can build up under your nails and cause problems. Regular mani-pedi sessions remove dirt from under your nails and hard-to-reach places, thus keeping your nails strong and healthy. This in turn will reduce your changes of getting an infection.

03 DE-STRESS

Itโ€™s no secret that massages are a great way to relax and rejuvenate your nerves, but sometimes all it takes to relax is a hand and foot massage. Manicures and pedicures are a great way to relax while improving the look and feel of your hands and feet. If you are feeling stressed, some of us tend to pick at our cuticles, leaving them dry, cracked and bleeding. Plus, having great looking nails can always help to put a smile on your face, making stress levels decrease.

The act of soaking your hands and feet in warm water and getting a stimulating massage at the end of the treatment promotes blood circulation. Gentle exfoliation with a scrub also increases the flow of blood, thus giving your skin a healthy and rejuvenated look – keeping hands soft and smooth.

You already know that a mani-pedi makes your nails look fantastic. What you may not know is that a professional nail treatment actually has long term and health benefits as well.

Maintaining your hands and feet with frequent mani-pedi treatments help you look more presentable and well-groomed. A beautician will clip, clean, buff, polish and paint your nails as well as remove cuticles, thus instantly enhancing your appearance.

As you can see, a mani-pedi session is not just an occasional treat you should indulge in, but a regular act of self-care that offers lasting benefits.

04 SKIN CARE

Your hands are more exposed to daily dirt and weather than any part of your body, except maybe your face. That means that they accumulate grime easily, as well as constantly create new skin cells and slough off the old. Your feet are generally only exposed in the spring and summer times, but walking on them all day can create callouses and other uneven skin conditions.

A professional manicure includes a thorough cleaning and lotions designed to exfoliate your skin. Any grime will be removed, as will dead skin cells. Keeping your hands smooth and reducing any appearance of wrinkles. A professional pedicure will also exfoliate your skin, as well as remove any callouses on the bottom of your feet. This not only makes your feet more attractive, it also helps you distribute your weight more evenly across your feet, which can reduce leg and back pain after standing for long periods of time.

After a stressful day or week, these can completely relieve your stress, and the benefits of having gorgeous nails can last for weeks. A great nail colour is a perfect accessory to any outfit, so you can cross painting your nails off your list of things to do.

Both the physical and mental health benefits of getting a manicure and pedicure are incredible. Your feet and hands will both look and feel great, your stress levels will decrease and your blood circulation will increase. The whole procedure takes relatively little time out of your day.

Contact Eva Pro Salon and Academy today to book your appointment.
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