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Pedicure FAQ

Jul, 12 by Nidhi Jain in
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And it is that time of the year again! Bright skies and warm winds: the time for beaches and bright dresses. And it is also the time for a pedicure. Summers call for a pedicure because it allows you to flaunt your beautiful toes and toenails.

However, if you have never had a pedicure before, your first pedicure experience can be quite confusing. Here we have made it easy for you understand the basics of getting a pedicure. Go ahead!

Why do I need a pedicure?

Unlike manicure which is mainly oriented towards the beautification of hands, pedicure has clinical benefits. As the main support and foundation of the human body, keeping your feet healthy is a good thing to do. Pedicure relaxes your foot and removes the dirt from nails, giving you flawless and hygienic toes and toenails. Having a pedicure regularly prevents excessive drying of your skin on the feet. Cracks and dry skin attract infection. Therefore, moisturization of feet is a good habit for healthy feet. Besides, the foot massages that comes with the pedicure improves the blood circulation in your feet.

Is it safe to have a pedicure if I have diabetes? 

Wounds take much longer to heal for those people who have diabetes. Since pedicure involves procedures that can cause tiny wounds, most women with diabetes do not opt for a pedicure. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before getting a pedicure. Fortunately, new clinics and nail salon exclusively for patients with diabetes are coming up today. You can easily get a safe pedicure from these establishments.

What should I do before getting a pedicure?

More than what you should do, there are more things that you should not do before getting a pedicure. Do not shave your legs at least two days before getting your pedicure. Also, avoid cutting your cuticles. Cutting your cuticles and shaving your legs right before a pedicure can increase your chances of catching an infection.

How often should I get a pedicure?

It is advised to get a pedicure every two weeks. Dirt accumulates easily in your toes making it an abode of bacteria and fungus. If you find it difficult to do it every fortnight, you can also opt for a professional pedicure every month. You can also do minor pedicures for yourself with a nail toolkit.

How to paint your toenails?

Nail paints are an important part of your nail beautification process. But it you don’t pay good attention, your nail paints can make your toenails worse than not having a nail paint. Start by applying a base coat to your nails. After it dries completely, put a second coat to intensify the color or to get your required finish.

What is the approximate cost of a pedicure?

Usually, the cost for a pedicure varies from $20 to $25, depending on the procedure you choose. You will also have to tip your nail technician which may cost around $3 to $5.

What is the difference between a traditional cosmetic pedicure and a medical pedicure?

A cosmetic pedicure focuses on removing some of the dead skins from your toes and making it look beautiful. In simple words, a cosmetic pedicure is more concerned with the aesthetics. However, a medical pedicure is much different in its approach. In a medical pedicure, foot care specialists combine podiatry with nail care to provide you clean and healthy toenails. It is used to address problems in the feet such as cracked heels, fungus, nail discoloration, ingrown nails etc. A medical pedicure is often recommended for athletes, diabetic patients, dancers, doctors, and nurses etc.