The average American walks about 2.5 miles day, and when you are living in the Valley of the Sun; you are probably wearing flip-flops for most of that time. All this wear and tear on your feet can be harmful if not maintained properly.
Here are some reasons why you should add pedicures to your health care regimen.
Nourishes & protects. Moisturized feet are less likely to get blisters, cracks, calluses or other foot problems. Repeated friction, like walking or working out, coupled with a lack of attention to those areas, can cause the skin to break down which may lead to sores or ulcerations. It is equally important to keep your cuticles moisturized to prevent nails from growing out with ridges or split ends – often the cause of nails lifting out of their beds.
Removes dead skin. Exfoliation or removal of the dead skin on your feet, especially on the heel, encourages new cell growth, which creates smoother and more attractive feet. It also prevents the cells from collecting and causing bunions or corns, which can be uncomfortable and painful.
Prevents infection. By clipping, cutting and cleaning your toenails, you inhibit the likelihood of ingrown toenails and infection. Removing dirt and bacteria from your feet helps prevent nail diseases or fungal disorders and foot odors. Even leaving the same polish on for extended periods of time can lead to a nail fungus. In addition, keeping toenails healthy protects toes from trauma.
Catches issues early. Getting regular pedicures can help technicians discover early signs of corns, bunions and fungal infections. As with most conditions, they are easier to treat with early detection.
Assists in circulation. Pedicures involve soaking feet in warm water and massage. Both help promote circulation and relieve tension in the calves and feet. The increase in blood circulation can reduce pain and help distribute heat throughout your body.
Improves overall health. A good pedicure can be very relaxing to the entire body and mind. It helps you relieve stress and enhances your wellbeing.
Healthy feet are essential to your overall health – take care of them. Whether you go to a spa, salon, or you do your own pedicure; make sure you schedule time for a pedicure at least once a month for optimal condition.
Millennium offers a variety of nail services to keep you and your feet pampered, happy, and most importantly healthy.