What Are The Health Benefits Of Pedicure

Pedicures for men: 6 simple tips for beautiful feet (even in winter)

Pedicure for men: 6 tips for perfectly manicured feet

Men have finally realized the importance of foot care and nail care. And not just in summer, when you spend the day exposed wearing sandals, flip-flops and other open-toed shoes, but all year round. Because, like a manicure, a pedicure is not just about aesthetics or nails, but a comprehensive protocol that addresses all of the foot's needs.

The feet are one of the most stressed parts of the human body, resulting in very specific problems in this area ranging from corns, calluses, and cracked heels to fungus, bacteria, or ingrown nails. (Read here: This really helps against sweaty feet)

Pedicures for men: these are our 6 tips for beautiful feet

In any case, runners and crossfitters as well as couch potato kings can enjoy the diverse health and aesthetic benefits of a good (homemade) pedicure and start 2021 on the right foot. Here we show you how to do it step by step like a pro at home.

Pedicure Step # 1: Cleansing

To remove dirt, bad smells and soften both nails and corns, fill a bowl with hot water and soak your feet for 10-15 minutes. To turn a simple foot bath into a relaxing foot bath, add an effervescent tablet or a few drops of essential oil to the water.

Foot bath from LCN (around 10 euros) via Douglas

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Pedicure Step # 2: Exfoliate

After the feet AND the spaces between the toes are towel-dry, it's time to exfoliate. Apply it all over the foot (especially on the heels and other hardened areas) in a circular motion with your fingertips, then rinse off with warm water. In this way, you not only promote the elimination of dead cells and make the skin softer, but you also activate blood circulation. (Also interesting: What is the point of a foot peeling?)

Peeling for the feet by Margaret Dabbs (around 26 euros) on Amazon

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Pedicure Step # 3: Removing Hardness

The corns that appear on the feet are a defense mechanism. When a particular area is exposed to constant friction, the skin is protected by developing a greater amount of tissue that minimizes the damage caused by friction. To remove roughness and calluses, use a pumice stone or an (electric) file on areas where the skin is drier.

Callus file from Valneo (around 10 euros) via Amazon

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Pedicure Step # 4: Cut and Shape

The first thing to know is that toenails only grow half as fast as fingernails, so they require less maintenance. And whether you use scissors, nail clippers, or pliers, the cut should be straight and not too tight so the edges don't dig into the skin and cause small wounds. Then remove the irregular corners and use a file to give them a square shape.

Nail set from Three Swords (around 25 euros) via Amazon

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Pedicure Step # 5: Grooming

To combat cracked heels and dryness, apply a moisturizing and nourishing cream that minimizes and prevents the occurrence of hardening. If you do it with a foot reflex zone massage, you encourage the penetration of the active ingredients and also achieve a pleasant state of relaxation. Choose formulas with active ingredients that reduce water loss and accelerate exfoliation (such as urea) and with antimicrobial properties to prevent athlete's foot.

Dr. Hauschka (around 15 euros) through Douglas

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Pedicure Step # 6: Extra Care

A couple of times a month, increase the level of your care by applying a special foot mask. These cosmetics come in a sock-shaped fabric that is impregnated with moisturizing, nourishing, repairing or exfoliating ingredients. Choose the one that's right for you, put on the sock for the time recommended by the manufacturer. When you take them off, massage in the excess product until it is completely absorbed.

Foot mask from Kocostar (around 7 euros) via Douglas

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The article “Pedicura para hombre: 6 pasos para tener unos pies bonitos (y presumir de ellos también en invierno)” by Javier Guerrero is originally onGQ.espublished.

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