Spring is here! And we want to show off our toes with beautiful colors that compliment our skin tones. Even men get in on the act of showing off their feet and toes. But just like some men, some women, shouldn’t show off their feet without first getting a proper pedicure.
WHAT IS A PEDICURE?
Pedicure is derived from the Latin words pedis, which means “of the foot”, and cura, which means “care”. It can be the second best thing you will ever feel. This is a typical Dew Drop Nails pedicure: feet are soaked in warm water and aromatic foot softening flakes. Calluses are discussed, reduced and smoothed. Toenails are shaped, smoothed and reduced, if needed. A cuticle softener is applied then feet are placed back into the warm water. Unwanted cuticle is removed using a nipper. Nails are then buffed smooth removing ridges, stains and/or imperfections. Dew Drop Nails exfoliating crystals are applied to feet, ankles and lower legs. Light leg and foot massage follows using Dew Drops Shea Butter Creme. Finally, color of your choice is applied to the toenails.
People have been pedicuring their nails for more than 4,000 years. In southern Babylonia, noblemen used solid gold tools to give themselves manicures and pedicures. The use of fingernail polish can be traced back even further. Originating in China in 3000 BC, nail color indicated one’s social status, according to a Ming Dynasty manuscript; royal fingernails were painted black and red. Ancient Egyptians have been manicuring all the way back to 2300 BC.
A depiction of early manicures and pedicures was found on a carving from a pharaoh’s tomb, and the Egyptians were known for paying special attention to their feet and legs. The Egyptians also colored their nails, using red to show the highest social class. It is said that Cleopatra’s nails were painted a deep red, whereas Queen Nefertiti went with a flashier ruby shade. In ancient Egypt and Rome, military commanders also painted their nails to match their lips before they went off to battle.
You will feel warm, relaxed and maybe in need a little nap after experiencing the above pampering pedicure at Dew Drop Nails, where natural nail-care is the specialty. Because I’m in the beauty industry, concentration in nail technology of hands and feet and their beautification, I believe the benefits of a pedicure is unparalleled. Not only will it rejuvenate and beautify but improve circulation and appearance of the skin of the legs and feet. A pedicure can be quite relaxing if done in a calm, private atmosphere. Lastly, there will be an overall feeling of well-being.
Think About It: Schedule your pedicure today!