Pedicure - Hygiene of feet

Pedicure is the care of the feet, legs and toe nails.

Pedicure is a cosmetic treatment focused on the care and grooming of the feet and toenails. While pedicures are often associated with relaxation and aesthetics, they offer several important benefits beyond cosmetic enhancements:

1. Foot Health and Hygiene:

  • Removal of Dead Skin and Calluses: Pedicures involve exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells, calluses, and rough patches from the feet, promoting smoother and healthier skin.
  • Trimming and Shaping Nails: Proper trimming and shaping of toenails during a pedicure help prevent ingrown toenails and maintain healthy nail growth.

2. Improved Blood Circulation and Relaxation:

  • Massage and Relaxation: The foot massage included in pedicures can help relax muscles, relieve tension, and promote overall relaxation and stress relief.
  • Stimulated Blood Flow: Massaging and soaking the feet in warm water can stimulate blood circulation, reducing swelling and promoting better circulation in the feet and lower legs.

3. Prevention of Foot Problems:

  • Early Detection of Issues: Pedicures provide an opportunity for professionals to inspect the feet and identify early signs of foot problems like corns, bunions, infections, or nail diseases, allowing for timely intervention.
  • Moisturization: Hydration and moisturization of the skin during a pedicure can prevent dryness and cracking, reducing the risk of fungal infections and other foot ailments.

4. Aesthetic and Confidence Boost:

  • Enhanced Appearance: Pedicures enhance the appearance of the feet, nails, and cuticles, boosting confidence and self-esteem.
  • Nail Polish Application: Application of nail polish or nail art during a pedicure adds to the aesthetic appeal and allows for personal expression.

5. Stress Reduction and Self-Care:

  • Relaxing Experience: Getting a pedicure can be a relaxing experience, providing a break from daily stresses and serving as a form of self-care and pampering.
  • Sanitization and Hygiene: It's crucial to ensure that the salon or spa follows proper sanitation practices to prevent the spread of infections. Properly sanitized tools and hygienic practices are essential for a safe pedicure experience.

Regular pedicures, combined with proper foot care practices at home, can contribute to healthier and more attractive feet while providing relaxation and self-care benefits. However, it's essential to seek pedicures from licensed professionals and prioritize hygiene to avoid potential risks of infections or injuries.

Purpose of pedicure :

    *  To keep the feet in good condition and to make the skin soft and smooth.

    *  It improves blood circulation, nourishes the skin and the leg and foot muscles

    *  It  discourages foot ailments.


   1. Nail cutter

   2. Nail filer

   3. Cuticle cutter

   4. Cuticle pusher

   5.Nail brush

   6.Orange stick

   7.Pumice stone

   8.Foot scrapper

   9. Two basins large enough for foot bath


   1. Acetone

   2. Liquid soap or shampoo

   3. Luke warm water

   4. Antiseptic lotion

   5. Oil or cream

   6. Nail polish

   7. Foot powder

   8. Hydrogen peroxide


   1.Remove the old nail polish using acetone with lotion

   2. File the nails and cut the nails if necessary.

   3. Place both the feet in Luke warm water containing liquid soap and hydrogen peroxide.

   4. Clean the foot using nail brush, foot scrapper and pumice stone.

   5. Remove the foot from the basin and clean thoroughly using a soft towel.

   6. With a cotton dipped in Antiseptic lotion and with the help of an orange stick apply the lotion under the
        free edge of each nail

   7.Buff the cuticle to soften the cuticle

   8.Loosen  the cuticle back gently

   9.Massage the legs for five minutes

  10.Apply the first coat of nail polish and allow it to dry and then apply the second coat

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