Manicures are often seen as a luxury and not as the necessary form of self-care that it is. Manicures provide many benefits for those who get them done and should be performed more regularly than many may realize. The same can also be said for pedicures—it is important to care for the parts of ourselves that we put through so much during the day. Consider everything your hands and feet do each day, do they not deserve to be treated well to continue to provide what you need from them and look good while doing it?
Professional manicures and pedicures have many benefits and yes, one is that you are provided an opportunity to feel pampered, enjoying this “luxury” while receiving adequate self-care and maintenance. This in itself is a benefit—a psychological one.
Manicures and pedicures also help to keep your nails and nail beds healthy and strong, growing firm nails that don’t chip or peel. Nails are made up of a protein called keratin, which grows in layers. When not well cared for keratin can begin to become brittle, peel, or not grow in even layers. When this happens, your nails can look unkempt. Routine pedicures can also help reduce the growth of ingrown nails and the painful side effects and infections it can cause.
Regular manicures and pedicures also serve to care for the cuticle—the small crescent shape layer of skin that grows at the base of the nail. When not well cared for, the cuticle can split or crack, which can be quite uncomfortable until it heals and leaves the skin open to an infection.
Manicures and pedicures are the fine details of self-care that are often overlooked but when not well cared for can have a great and lasting impact. A simple manicure and pedicure can ensure you shake with clean, professional looking hands and always putting your best foot forward.
Schedule your manicure and pedicure appointment with us and let our nail specialists take care of the fine details of your self-care and management.