Health Benefits of Manicures & Pedicures

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Health Benefits of a Manicure

Other than aesthetic benefits, manicures in today’s world also have health benefits.  The trimming of cuticles and dead skin near the nail areas can help to decrease the chance of dirty buildup of particles and cut down on the chances of getting diseases. It can help prevent hang-nail formation, which can cause pain in many cases and can strengthen the hands and nails preventing damage. Lotion and massages in the category of manicure can also help to improve the skin health, circulation and help slow down or decrease wrinkling of the hands.

Health Benefits of Pedicures

Pedicures aren’t just for pampering. Good foot and nail care equals healthy feet. Cutting, clipping and cleaning of the nails prevents nails from growing inward and causing infection. The elimination of dirt and bacteria from your feet will also help prevent nail diseases and disorders and helps eliminate foot odor.

Exfoliation, or the sloughing off of dead skin cells, prevents the cells from accumulating and causing bunions or corns, which can be painful. Removal of the dead skins cells also encourages newer skin cell growth which creates a smoother, more appealing foot.

The most enjoyable part of the spa pedicure is the massage. The lotion used in the massage moisturizes your newly exfoliated skin, and massaging promotes circulation in the calves and feet. It can reduce foot pain from being on one’s feet all day and can help maintain the health and performance of the muscles. And let’s face it, a nice time out for this pampering can reduce stress.

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