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June 1, 2013

Are Pedicures Good For You?


Pedicures are not just a luxury, they keep the feet healthy too, but how are pedicures good for you? Taking care of feet with regular pedicures keeps them healthy and strong, and healthy feet improve overall well being. Pedicures are almost essential for people who work in jobs that require them to stand on their feet all day.

The Health Benefits of Pedicures

Many people think of pedicures as an occasional treat, but a regular pedicure has many health benefits. Pedicures

  • Remove dirt and bacteria from the feet
  • Prevent nails from growing inward
  • Eliminate foot odor
  • Remove dead skin cells
  • Improve circulation
  • Make the skin softer
  • Remove and prevent corns and bunions

How Pedicures Are Good For You

Pedicures are a part of every beautician’s training. A typical pedicure includes

  • A foot soak
  • Exfoliation
  • Cutting and trimming the nails
  • Cuticle treatment
  • Foot massage
  • Moisturizers
  • Nail polish (if the client wishes)

Avalon School of Cosmetology offers comprehensive training in all areas of beauty, so that you will be able to offer a range of pedicures from normal salon pedicures to luxury spa pedicures.

A Foot Soak

The foot soak cleans the feet and softens the skin. It is also refreshing and relaxing at the end of a long day. Soaking the feet also prepares them for the exfoliation, which removes dead skin cells. When old skin cells are removed, new cells can grow better and faster, and exfoliation keeps the skin soft and smooth. Sloughing off dead skin cells also prevents corns and bunions, or removes existing ones.

Cutting and Trimming the Nails

Cutting and clipping toenails regularly is important to prevent the nails from growing inward. Inward growing nails can cause infections and are more susceptible to diseases, such as toenail fungus. Pedicures also clean the dirt and bacteria from under the nails and from between the toes. People who suffer from excessive sweating in the feet and from foot odor can benefit from pedicures.

Foot Massage

Pedicures usually include some massage. The massage works on reflexology points in the feet, which helps overall health. Many spas now use aromatherapy lotions in the foot massage, which help to relieve muscle aches and re-energize or deodorize the feet. Foot massage also improves circulation, improves lymphatic flow and prevents swelling.

If you have been standing on your feet all day, massage relives aches and pains and. Foot massage can also be very relaxing and a good way to relieve stress. It is important to include some massage in each pedicure. The moisturizers used at the end of the pedicure soften the feet and rehydrate them after the treatment.

Pedicures are a part of everyday well being and they are good for both men and women. Pedicures are not just the occasional luxury, pedicures are good for you and your feet.

How Avalon We Can Help

If you are looking to treat yourself to a pedicure, you’ll find yourself in great hands at Avalon School of Cosmetology. Our well trained students offer professional salon services at a fraction of the price of other salons. Contact us today and begin your your pampering.

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