In today’s society where kale is more popular than Doritos and “organic” is the new “fat free,” a plethora of health pointers and products inundate our everyday lives. With everyone so conscious about their health though, it’s surprising how many people don’t know one simple way to improve the overall health of your entire body. Hint hint: It’s not just eating avocados.
Getting a manicure and pedicure takes a multi-pronged approach when tackling the issue of staying in good health. Your hands, one of the most exposed areas of your body, are daily weathered by dirt and grime that sometimes a simple hand washing may not scrub out. Manicures deep clean your cuticles and nail beds, scraping out hard to reach dirt that gets embedded behind and around the nails. Trapped dirt can often lead to unsightly problems down the line for your hands.
Your feet take regular beatings all day, especially when trekking through subway stations in dress shoes or Converse, creating uneven skin and callouses on the bottoms of your feet. Pedicures exfoliate these conditions away, helping distribute your weight more evenly. This can reduce leg and back pain for those who depend on our feet to keep us upright for long periods of time.
The oils and moisturizers that are massaged in during a mani/pedi don’t just feel good, they actually help improve blood flow to the extremities. This can diminish aches and pains and help your body circulate heat when it’s more than just chilly out, like this New York City “spring” for example.
One of the most serious problems cleaning your nails can prevent are fungal infections that grow under the nails. If not caught early, they can discolor and eat away at your nails, sometimes needing special lasers to remove the fungus. Getting manicures and pedicures don’t just help stop these from happening, but are a surefire way to catch anything starting to develop early so it can be treated.
Your body’s health is a great thing to stay on top of. Regular mani/pedis promote lasting health benefits, not to mention keep your hands looking sharp when you go to grab those kale chips.
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