How Often Should I Get a Manicure & Pedicure

 Manicure and Pedicure-Meaning

   The word Manicure was derived from Latin “Manus” which means hand and “cura” means cure. Thus manicure emerged as a beauty treatment for hands and the fingernails that could be done at home or a beauty salon. It involves filing of nails, shaping them of free edges, massaging of hands and polishing the nails. Similarly Pedicure came again from Latin-“pedis” means feet and “cura” for cure. Pedicure is a feet care treatment to enhance the appearance of the feet and also the toenails. Not only this, pedicure these days are expected to include leg care starting from knee and below.

Process of Manicure and Pedicure

Manicure-Here the fingernails are trimmed first after which the hands are soaked in a bowl of warm water with soap or lotion added to it. Then the nails are filed and cleaned up making the cuticles softened to be pushed back or removed possibly. After brushing the nails, hands are given a good massage. Apart from the beauty factor, manicure helps in a better blood circulation relieving the aches in hands, arms, fingers and wrist.

Pedicure-Though very similar, pedicure is a little different from manicure. Not limiting to nails, the dead skin cells at the bottom of the feet is also removed by rubbing with a pumice stone. The whole leg care process includes various steps like removing rough skin, scrubbing otherwise called exfoliation, applying of moisturizer and giving a leg massage.

How often can one go for manicure and pedicure?

Having seen a brief of these treatments let’s understand how frequently we need them and also their benefits. Deciding on when to go for a manicure and pedicure naturally depends on one’s own choice for natural reasons that you are considering the growth of nails as to how quick they grow, what length of nails you would wish to keep, nature of one’s work etc.Thus somebody with a faster nail growth can visit the salon only once in three weeks. Whereas pedicure can go long as not too much work is done directly using feet so may be lasting to 5-6weeks. But apart from this, there is lot more to manicure and pedicure which can help you in deciding when next to fix your appointment.

  • Helps the skin on forearm, feet, cuticles and nails to hydrate and get nourished.
  • Exfoliate the skin to be free from dead cells and calluses and get a smooth  and soft surface
  • Stimulates new generation of skin.
  • Relieves of aches and pains caused from standing on uneven surfaces, calluses or over-stressful work.
  • Helps in relaxing and relieving stress.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Spa pedicure goes beyond in improving focus and memory also by using certain oils and extracts.