Why You Should Have Been Getting Pedicures All Winter

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By Stacelyn Jones

Salon Lofts - Ballantyne Village

When the cold temperatures hit, there's an upside to winter for busy women. We don't have to shave our legs as often (lol) or tend to our feet as much as we did with the hotter temperatures because we all know the percentage of people who will see our feet in the winter months is small. But here's the problem with that way of thinking. Pedicures do way more than keep our toenails looking polished and pretty with shades of fire engine red or deep sapphire blues; they nourish our poor overworked feet -- which take an even more brutal beating during the winter months.



1. Your feet are enclosed in heavier shoes and boots during the winter months and are more prone to accumulating calluses and corns. These not only look unattractive, but they can be quite painful and develop more problems for your feet. One important factor to keep calluses and corns at bay is exfoliation. A good pedicure includes removing hard skin on your feet and leaves them feeling silky smooth and less like sandpaper.

2. Regular trimming and filing will ensure strong, healthy nails and help your technician keep a regular health check on your nails. If you maintain at least a monthly pedicure routine, your nail technician will be better able to detect any problems with your feet, including any fungal infections. A pedicure doesn't take the place of a certified podiatrist, obviously, but your nail tech can alert you to get your feet checked by a health professional.

3. Pedicures promote healthier skin and joints. Pedicures should always begin with a spa foot soak to soften the skin and promote circulation in your lower leg, ankle, and foot while disinfecting your feet. A foot soak will increase circulation and reduce pain and possibly swelling in your feet due to sitting, standing, and walking all day. Pedicures will get your blood flowing. Think about it this way, with the cold temperature threatening to freeze our bodies, and we can all use a circulation boost. Does anything sound more amazing than the thought of soaking your feet in a warm whirlpool bath fragrance with a relaxing oil?

4. Pedicures relax and relieve stress. Massaging your feet and lower legs loosens the muscles and helps with joint performance. Getting a massage after a pedicure also helps with the foot and lower leg circulation, which helps us relax and ease tight muscles, reduce swelling, and aids in improved joint mobility. The increased blood flow that comes with receiving a massage brings oxygen to the tissue in the feet and legs.

5. Lastly, you're the most important person. Take care of yourself! Pedicures give you that added boost of confidence. For the occasional, but always appreciated, 65 - 70 degree weather that sprouts up in the winter, rest assured you'll be ready to throw on a pair of open-toed shoes. Plus, with spring right around the corner, you can be sure that your feet will be healthy and beautiful.

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