What is a pedicure good for?
A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails, analogous to a manicure. Pedicures are done for cosmetic, therapeutic purposes. They are popular throughout the world, and especially among women.
Pedicures include care not only for the toenails; dead skin cells are rubbed off the bottom of the feet using a rough stone (often a pumice stone). Skin care is often provided up to the knee, including granular exfoliation, moisturizing, and massage.
The word pedicure is derived from the Latin words pedis, which means “of the foot”, and cura, which means “care”.
Different kinds of pedicure:
- French pedicure: a classic which uses long-lasting nail varnish, whitens the tip and squares off your toenails
- Intensive paraffin wax pedicure: warm wax is rubbed into your nails, feet, and lower legs to moisturise and soften them
- Gel pedicure: clear or coloured gel is bonded to your nails with UV light for a long-lasting glossy finish
- Luxury pedicure: a whole-foot treatment usually including massage, softened paraffin wax and heated towels, or a wrap which warms and soothes your feet as well as softening and hydrating your nails.