The Benefits Of A Professional Manicure And Pedicure
The most exposed part of your body is your hands, as they are always on show. In summer, with pretty sandals and bare feet the order of the day, your feet are exposed to scrutiny as well. The benefits of a professional manicure and pedicure include much more than just the appearance of your hands and feet.
There is a lot more to a manicure and pedicure than just filing your nails and adding a coat or two of polish. Most treatments will include exfoliating the skin to remove dead cells, smoothing the surface and stimulating regeneration. Calluses and dead skin are removed from the feet with pumice, which not only makes your feet look much better – it makes them feel much better too. Many aches and pains in feet result from standing on calluses and uneven areas all day.
Special cuticle treatments and moisturizers are used to hydrate the skin, massaged into the forearm and hand or lower leg and foot, as well as nourish the nails and cuticles. Massaging improves blood flow and helps to relieve aches and pains. It is also very relaxing.
Fungal nail infections are easy to deal with if they are spotted early and your manicurist will be able to advise you on treatment if you appear to be susceptible. Because some nail diseases are highly infectious, you may have to seek medical treatment before you can have a manicure and pedicure. Some diseases will need professional medical advice and medicine.
Once your massage is complete, the manicurist will start on your nails. They will be cleaned, buffed, trimmed, shaped and polished if required. Using professional products and trained manicurists, salons can produce astonishing results with damaged or untidy nails. You can choose from their nail colours, or bring your own for them to apply. The manicurist will apply a base coat, at least two coats of colour and a top coat. Sometimes a treatment oil is added on top of the last layer to condition the nails and cuticles.
Although you may be able to apply nail polish yourself, it is unlikely that you will take the time or trouble to apply all the other treatments and procedures that a professional manicure and pedicure provides. In addition to all the extra pampering, you can expect a professional manicure to last about three weeks, and a pedicure can last up to 5 or 6 weeks. During that time you will be able to proudly bare your hands and feet, comfortable with the super soft condition of the skin and the quality of the treatment.
For special occasions or summer vacations, get a professional manicure or pedicure at a salon. Mobile salon services are a convenient way to get a manicure or pedicure in the comfort of your own home or at the office. A last minute invitation or time constraints are easily dealt with, as the salon will send a technician to your location to give you the same professional treatment you would get at the salon. It also saves you travelling time, and helps to prevent smudges before the nails are properly dried.
Try as you might, a home manicure is unlikely to look as good or last as long as a professional manicure and pedicure. Professionally applied, using superior products, salons offer a superb service that not only gives you great looking hands, feet and nails, it also gives you a relaxing opportunity to be pampered.