Most men ignore their feet, but keeping your feet in tip-top condition is important to your overall health. Besides, nobody likes ugly toenails and stinky feet.
Pedicures that are performed to trim nails, smooth rough skin, as well as to beautify the feet and provide relaxation, are fantastic.
In general, pedicures are safe and everyone can benefit from regular foot maintenance.
Pedicure Foot Care Tips For Men
1. Get a pedicure in the morning
Nail salons are cleanest at the start of the day. But use common sense, if the nail salon looks dirty or doesn't use safe sanitizing procedures, your best off going to the next salon.
2. Cut your toenails the right way (or be sure the pedicurist does).
Trim your toenails regularly (about every 3 - 4 weeks). Don't round the corners of the toenails or dig down the side of the nail because this can cause ingrown toenails. Trim to the natural contour of your nails, not necessarily straight across.
The important thing to remember: Don't to trim where you can't see. Don't dig down the side of your nail or under the toenail, and don't allow the pedicurist to do so either! This can cause ingrown toenails and make your nails susceptible to fungus.
3. If you get a pedicure at the nail salon, take your own instruments or be sure the salon sterilizes their instruments.
4. Don't let the pedicurist cut your cuticles.
What are cuticles? Cuticles are the thin layer of skin at the base of the nail, it sits over your nails growth matrix and helps protect the nail. Cuticles are there for a reason.
5. Keep an eye on your feet following a pedicure.
Skin irritation, skin or nail infections and even ingrown toenails can creep up days, even weeks following a pedicure.
Don't hesitate to see a podiatrist if you have foot problems. Toenail pain, redness, drainage, thick and discolored toenails are all medical conditions that should NOT be managed by a pedicurist.
Foot infections such as toenail fungus, athlete's foot, ring worm and plantar warts are contagious, and may spread to other areas of the foot and other people.
So, before you seek medical advice from your pedicuris, visit a podiatrist, they are the foot EXPERTS.
For more information or to schedule a consultation with a podiatrist, call (562) 433-0478.