If you have to stare at your nails all day on the keyboard make sure they look good!

If you have to stare at your nails all day on the keyboard make sure they look good!

 

You already know that a mani-pedi makes your nails look fantastic.  What you may not know is that a professional nail treatment actually has long-term and health benefits as well!

Skin Care

Your hands are more exposed to daily dirt and weather than any part of your body, except maybe your face.  That means that they accumulate grime easily, as well as constantly create new skin cells and slough off the old.  Your feet are generally only exposed in the spring and summer times, but walking on them all day can create callouses and other uneven skin conditions.

A professional manicure includes a thorough cleaning and lotions designed to exfoliate your skin.  Any grime will be removed, as will dead skin cells, keeping your hands smooth and reducing any appearance of wrinkles.  A professional pedicure will also exfoliate your skin, as well as remove any callouses on the bottom of your feet.  This not only makes your feet more attractive, it also helps you distribute your weight more evenly across your feet, which can reduce leg and back pain after standing for long periods.

Blood Flow

In addition to exfoliating, moisturizers and cuticle treatments are massaged into the skin in a professional mani-pedi.  This massage action is not only incredibly relaxing, it also helps to improve blood circulation to your extremities.  This can reduce pain and help your body distribute heat during cold months.

Fungal Infections

Fungi often grow on toe nails when your feet are exposed to excess moisture.  Often, it takes a few weeks for the infection to become noticeable.  However, a professional manicurist will be able to identify a fungal infection even in its early stages, when it is most easily treated.  Getting regular pedicures is actually a great way to maintain the health of your toes.

Mental Health

A mani-pedi is a great way to relax and be pampered.  At The Health and Style Institute, with manicures starting at only $8.00, pedicures at $16.00, you can save money too, while getting your hands and feet pampered.  After a stressful day or week, these can completely relieve your stress, and the benefits of having gorgeous nails can last for weeks.  A great nail color is a perfect accessory to any outfit, so you can cross painting your nails off your list of things to do.

Both the physical and mental health benefits of getting a manicure and pedicure are incredible.  Your feet and hands will both look and feel great, your stress will go down, and your circulation will increase.  The whole procedure takes relatively little time, so contact the Health and Style Institute today to schedule your manicure and pedicure.