Benefits of a Regular Manicure and Pedicure

By on September 18, 2015
Regular manicures and pedicures keep nails healthy and improve circulation.

Regular manicures and pedicures keep nails healthy and improve circulation.

We all love to be pampered, and treating ourselves to a manicure and pedicure is just one way to indulge. But what if the benefits went beyond simple relaxation? What if the benefits of getting a manicure and pedicure enhanced your overall health? Well, that just so happens to be the case.

The truth of the matter is that your hands and fingernails are your most exposed part of the body; your feet don’t get much of a break come flip flop season, either. It’s important to maintain healthy fingernails and toenails to promote faster growth and maintain well moisturized cuticles.

In addition to appearance, getting a manicure and pedicure helps to prevent nail diseases or nail disorders. Some common conditions include ingrown toenails, fungal nails, curved nails and bitten nails. And if you’re someone who spends a majority of the day on your feet, you might be familiar with the aches and pains that result from calluses and uneven surfaces. Generally, manicures and pedicures include an exfoliation process, which helps to shed the feet of dead skin and smooth out unwanted calluses.

Beneath the surface, massaging lotions into the skin also improves blood circulation, helping to reduce any pain or discomfort in your extremities and allowing your body to keep you heated during the winter season. Of course, we all selfishly enjoy a little me time, and it turns out the mental benefits are just as important as the physical benefits. Relieving weekly stress keeps you calm and focused and ultimately allows for a better night’s sleep.

Now, gentlemen, this beauty regimen isn’t just for women, you can benefit from a little pampering as well.  So, don’t hesitate another minute. Head over to your closest nail salon, and polish your hands, toes, heart and mind. If you’re not sure where to begin look towards Grand Spa or The Red Door Spa at The Shops at Willow Bend.

About Aly Payne (681 Posts)

I am a Hockaday alum and graduate of Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. I am an aspiring writer and journalist, and, as an avid reader, I constantly exercise my imagination and whet my appetite for creativity. I am outgoing and personable, and I look forward to incorporating my innate enthusiasm for creativity into my work!


One Comment

  1. Ernest London

    May 19, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I had no idea that getting manicures could help prevent nail diseases and disorders. Those things sound pretty nasty, so it makes sense that you would want to take action to avoid them. I have been considering going in for a manicure with my wife for a while. I will make sure I set an appointment soon!

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