Three Health Benefits of Manicures
Manicures and pedicures are the go-to activities when you think of how you’d want to treat yourself at a spa or before a special occasion. Maintaining your fingernails and regularly attending to the well-being of your cuticles and nails is an easy and relaxing way to keep your hands healthy, to look professional, and to always help you make a great first impression. But what are some of the other benefits of a manicure?
- Exfoliating your hands and fingers: Hands are regularly exposed to grime and germs, sharp or uneven surfaces that can damage the skin, and weather. Quality manicures include moisturizing and exfoliating the skin on your hands and fingers to remove dead and damaged skin, and to encourage the creation of new healthy skin cells. Not only does it make your skin stronger and healthier, it makes your skin softer and looks much smoother.
- Moisturizing cuticles and increasing blood flow: Because the exfoliating lotions and other moisturizers are applied to the skin through hand massages, the increased motion of your hands and fingers improve blood circulation to your fingertips, which in turn ensures your fingers have greater access to nutrients. Regular manicures can even help encourage increase blood circulation during cold months and for continued effect even after the manicure is over.
- Reducing the risk of fungal infection: Sometimes even fingernails can be overexposed to moisture and run the risk of fungal infections. Not only can professional manicures lead to the identification of a fungal infection far earlier than you might notice it otherwise, manicures can also reduce the build-up of a burgeoning fungal infection in the first place.
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