Pedicure is the method used to make the feet look beautiful and appear soft and smooth. Basically pedicure means to take a good care of feet as the name implies. The word Pedicure came from Latin word pedis and cura which literally means, of the ankle and care respectively .Its basic purpose is to make the feet look more beautiful and the nails shiny and well maintained. The feet are given special care and treatment by using different kind of creams and lotions and some special kind of pedicure equipments.
A pedicure is very good way to maintain the cleanliness of your feet. Pedicure on regular basis help prevent certain nail and skin disease of the feet. Dead skin at the bottom of the feet is also treated so that it may not become hard and rough. By rubbing properly this dead skin can be removed. Then the feet are properly moisturized and washed. This helps prevent the bottom of the feet from becoming dry and cracked. So the germs cannot enter through the cracked areas and certain skin diseases can be prevented.
Several equipments are used for pedicure. Nail filer for giving proper shape to the nails. As the nails if not properly shaped become easy to break and ugly in appearance. The foot nails usually look good if the shape given to them is square and the edges are made round. Pumice stone is used for rubbing off the dead skin from the bottom of the feet.
Nowadays pedicure also include the leg care. It includes waxing and moisturizing the portion of legs below the knees. It is also appreciated by most of the people as it helps become the legs more beautiful and the massage treatment helps the blood flow faster in the legs and the foot regions.
You can have a pedicure treatment at home. What you have o do is to simply take a bucket filled with warm water. Add some salt in it and keep your feet in it for five to ten minutes. Use the clean foot file to smooth your heels and toes. Then use a towel to pat your feet dry. Use a nail file to push the cuticles back and use a scrub to clean the joining area of your nails and the skin. Then wash your feet with warm water and pat them dry with a towel and apply some moisturizing lotion. After sometime wash your feet with soap and warm water again.
After having your pedicure you can apply a nail polish to your nails and make them look beautiful and soft. You can feel the difference in your feet before having a pedicure and after having a pedicure. If you don’t have pedicure regularly then you are doing no good to your feet, they will become dry and ugly. As the face and hands need proper care the feet also need care and proper treatment. So you should give time to your feet and make them look beautiful, so that you don’t have to feel embarrassment while wearing your sandals.