Whether it’s your funky hippie sandals, more formal open-toed wedges or just plain old flip flops, summer time is when you get to step out in footwear that cwould literally freeze your toes off at other times of the year.
But those same toes have been hiding behind pumps and boots all year and, if you bring them out before they’re ready, it could be a big fashion faux pas. Still, going straight to the nail salon without treating your feet to a proper pedicure is, well, like putting nail polish on little piggies!
In addition to being cooped up inside shoes, your feet and toes take a pounding every day. And because they are ‘out of sight, out of mind’, you probably don’t give them the nearly as much attention they deserve. The result is swelling, calluses, dry skin, potential infections, you name it.
The Beautiful Benefits of a Pedicure
Before you simply paint over your poorly neglected feet, remember to show your them some love and enjoy the benefits you’ll get.
1. Great Looking Nails
The better your nails look before polish, the better they’ll look after. Get them shaped, buffed and your cuticles treated so that they are ready for the final touch.
2. Moisturized Skin
If you can’t go a day without skin moisturizer, when was the last time you moisturized your feet? If there is one thing your feet suffer that can lead to other complications, like calluses, it’s dryness. A moisturizing foot bath replenishes the skin, deep cleans the feet and is oh-so relaxing too.
3. Better Circulation
Gently massaging the feet and toes improves the blood circulation in your feet to bring the much-needed nutrients and oxygen that make your skin healthier – and make it look that way too.
4. Callus Removal
They look even worse than they sound – and they are thick, hard collections of dead skin cells. Not only will a good pedicure get rid of them, but you’ll enjoy more sensation in your feet.
OK, now you’re all set for the polish! If you’re ready to treat yourself to the ultimate therapy for your feet, and step out in style, call us here at Ashgrove Spa, our professional nail technicians are ready to help.