We also need to take care of our nails as much as we take care of our skin and hair. Every time you feel like pampering yourself, check out your nails if they too need a much-needed manicure or pedicure. Remember that getting a manicure and pedicure does not only mean to make it look prettier. During a manicure or pedicure, your nails are being treated so that lost supplements are replenished. When you get a foot or hand massage after a manicure or pedicure, you also make sure that your hands and feet are rejuvenated. There are 4 types of manicures and pedicures and these are the following:
1. Regular manicure and pedicure – you can call these the basic treatment. It involves soaking your hands and feet in soapy water. This process helps soften dead cells so it can easily be removed. Afterwhich, your nails will be clipped and your feet and sole will be scrubbed. The nail technician will also apply the nail polish that you like. Then, a short hand or foot massage will be performed. If you don’t like to use nail polish, you can go for a more natural look by opting for nail buffing.
2. French manicure or French pedicure – this is the most common and perhaps the most popular type of manicure treatment especially among women. It’s classic, elegant, simple, clean and chic and perhaps this is the reason for its popularity. A French manicure or French pedicure involves application of neutral translucent colored nail polish and then white tips.
You have the freedom to choose the shape of your nails. Oval, square or round, the choice is yours. When the process is done, your hands and feet will be moisturized to maintain its health. Usually, a nice and quick massage will also be included in the treatment.
3. Nail spa – this process is usually longer and more costly compared to other manicure and pedicure treatments. Your fingers and toe nails get special treatments and it’s usually a relaxing process. Depending on the salon, there are special ingredients added to this treatment just to make them more unique and special than the other salons.
Of course, regular mani and pedi treatment is included in this special spa treatment. Aside from these, you may also enjoy a short reflexology massage. Other salons also include a hydrating treatment to maintain and rejuvenate your nails, cuticles and skin.
4. Paraffin – this is a waxy substance that is used to hydrate the skin. It’s an alkaline substance that is wrapped the feet and the hands so that it can thoroughly seep in through the skin. Aside from this treatment, a regular mani and pedi are also included in the treatment.
by Peter Q Smith