PEDICURE – WHAT TO EXPECT?
Your style of pedicure is dependant on the salon you choose, so if you want your treatment to go the extra mile be sure to do your research first. From luxurious massaging water jets to a simple hot foot bath, there’s a host of different pedicures you can take your pick from. Once your feet have been fully soaked for a few minutes, your therapist will use a hard pumice stone or buffer file to remove hardened skin from the heels and balls of your feet, and then use a cuticle clipper to banish all other dry areas around your toes and cuticles. After this, your toenails will be trimmed and filed to perfection, followed by (in most cases) a relaxing exfoliation treatment to ensure your skin is next level smooth and fresh. The last stage before polish is usually a soothing cream that’s massaged into your feet to keep them soft and hydrated for days to come. After this, polish and top coat is applied, then all that’s left for you to do is wait patiently for them to dry!
Dry, cracked feet is not a condition that can be treated immediately. There is no quick fix. Cracked heels are usually a result of aging, health issues such as thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency, or excess weight. Many clients seek pedicures as a corrective service to reverse the signs of neglected feet. However, pedicures should be seen as a preventative service. It is important to understand the dangers of cracked heels, and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.
Cracked heels are not as common with clients who receive pedicures on a regular basis. Cracked, callus heels are a sign of neglect. A good pedicure can soak and file, but this condition requires regular maintenance to heal. The callus is not just dry skin and cannot heal on its own. The callus can develop a fungus and would need regular maintenance to improve.
Not only are cracked heels unattractive, but they can also be a health concern.
Here’s what we suggest to correct it:
- Add a monthly pedicure regimen to your grooming routine/habits
- Keep your feet moisturized
- Use a professional grade product like CND Cucumber Heel Therapy
A monthly pedicure would keep your feet filed, buffed, moisturized, and your nail professional would be able to catch any signs of an irregular foot condition before in worsens. Visit Valentino Nails in Totton for a professional quality pedicure experience.
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