Put Your Best Foot Forward

Everyone knows that it feels great to get a pedicure. Spending some extra time pampering your toes and legs is always welcomed and goes beyond just aesthetic appeal. Nail health and foot health is incredibly important. There are several physical benefits to getting a pedicure on a regular schedule.

Walking around everyday creates natural wear, tear and stress in your feet, so it is logical to want to take care of them. Your feet endure quite a bit on a daily basis. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime. Having calluses on your feet can cause uneven pressure when you walk or stand that can contribute to the pain felt when on your feet all day.

During a pedicure, cutting, clipping and cleaning of the nails prevents nails from growing inward and causing infection. The elimination of dirt and bacteria from your feet will also help prevent nail diseases and disorders and helps eliminate foot odor.

Exfoliation, or the sloughing off of dead skin cells, prevents the cells from accumulating and causing bunions or corns, which can be painful. Removal of the dead skins cells also encourages newer skin cell growth which creates a smoother, more appealing foot. Haven carries several products that can help with exfoliation. Elemis Devils Mint Body Scrub is a refreshing peppermint body polish that can be used all over the body as well as your feet. Elemis Lime and Ginger Salt exfoliates and mineralizes the skin. Molton Brown carries a product called Ambusca Wash & Scrub which also helps to exfoliate and cleanse your skin.

The most enjoyable part of a salon pedicure is the massage. The massage in a pedicure or manicure is one of the most important parts. The lotion and oils used in the massage help to moisturize the newly exfoliated skin. Massaging promotes circulation in the calves and feet. Massaging certain spots on someone’s foot sends signals to other parts of the body to encourage overall health improvement throughout the body. Massage can reduce foot pain from being on one’s feet all day and can help maintain the health and performance of the muscles. And let’s face it; taking time out for some pampering can reduce stress.

Nightly, you can put Elemis Treat Your Feet Foot Cream or Molton Brown Desert Bloom Intense Foot Rescue on before going to bed. This will help to intensely moisturize your heels and hydrate the rough dry areas. Having a regular appointment makes caring for your feet even easier. If you have never thought of the health benefits, it is time to reconsider and make an appointment for a pedicure today at The Spa at Fearrington.