Our toes come out to say hello in the summertime. We bury them in the sand and we love to feel the dewy grass between them. Your feet are about to get a lot of exposure and getting a pedicure serves multiple purposes. After a pedicure at Greentoes in Tucson, your feet both look and feel better. Before you go shopping for a new pair of flip flops or sandals, you might want to book a pedicure for happier, healthier feet.
Clean Feet Are Healthy Feet
Even if you aren’t a big fan of walking around barefoot, your feet have likely accumulated some dirt. Your shoes are breathable, and any moisture or dirt they absorb will make its way right to your toes. This can lead to things like fungus and bacteria, and it’s relatively common in people who spend a lot of time on their feet. Pedicures are important for foot hygiene.
Cleaning Up And Preventing Ingrown Toenails
In the colder months, you probably don’t see your toenails as much. Your feet are probably in warm, closed-toed shoes. Improperly fitted footwear often leads to ingrown toenails. Improperly clipped toenails can also have the same effect. If you use the wrong clippers or you cut your toenails at an angle, you’re a lot more vulnerable to ingrown toenails.
During a pedicure, your toenails are evenly clipped straight across. The sidewalls of the toenail are tended to, and ingrown toenails can be properly treated. Ingrown toenails are painful and unsightly – especially if they become infected. Your nail pedicurist can spot if you’re at risk and keep the cut of the nail nice and clean.
Removing Dead Skin Cells
The skin on your feet is a little tougher than most of the skin on your body. Feet have a very important job to do, and all that work leads to the accumulation of dead skin cells. All those rough patches make it difficult for the skin to breathe and absorb moisturizers. It can even result in things like corns and bunions, which are painful to deal with.
When you’re getting a pedicure, your feet are exfoliated. The removal of dead skin cells keeps the skin beneath nice and healthy. This regular exfoliation is important for the new growth of skin cells.
Moisturizing Your Feet
After all of the dead skin cells have been exfoliated away, the skin underneath needs some moisture. Many people frequently experience rough feet or cracked heals, and an intensive organic moisturizer can help combat the problem. Since the upper layer of dead cells has been removed, your feet will be eager to soak up the nourishing moisturizer and feel smooth and soft.
Getting Rid Of Calluses
Calluses have a tendency to sneak up on people. Constantly walking on hard surfaces, or even walking in uncomfortable shoes, can cause a callus to form from the friction. This thick layer of skin is formed to protect vulnerable areas of the foot, but they’re not necessary. As long as you’re wearing proper footwear, there’s no need for a callus. By removing your calluses, your pedicurist is making the surface of your foot smooth, soft and even.
Spotting Foot Problems Before They Worsen
Pedicurists see a lot of feet. They’re familiar with the bones and muscles of the feet and they’ll know when something looks a little off. If you’re starting to develop a problem with your feet, your pedicurist will be able to tell you if it’s time to see a podiatrist. Pedicurist can also spot things like fungal issues, food infections, or the appearance of corns and bunions. Catching them early on will save you a lot of trouble later.
A Relieving Foot Massage
As a part of your pedicure, your pedicurist will rub your feet. Tired feet can massively benefit from a mini massage. While the muscles are being stimulated, blood circulation is improving. Any swelling in your feet will be reduced, and tension will be released from your muscles. Both your feet and your ankles will feel soothed. If you see the benefits from this small foot massage, you might even want to consider booking a full body massage to promote healing and circulation throughout your whole body.
Because You Deserve One
Self-care is important. Pedicures at Greentoes are both relaxing and necessary – you’re keeping your feet healthy, and you’re also finding some time in your day to relax. Whether you’re looking to walk away with brightly painted toenails or you simply want to buff away the dead skin, a pedicure will leave you looking and feeling better.
Need A Summer Pedicure?
If you need a Summer pedicure, Greentoes would love to see you. You can book a pedicure with us right here on our website or give us a call. Come find your calm at Greentoes.