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Most people get pedicures for cosmetic reasons. Nobody wants to have unattractive feet, and pedicures are a great way to keep your feet and toes looking their best. Something that many people don’t realize, however, is that pedicures can improve their overall health in many ways. Here are a few examples of this.

Improved Circulation

If you experience chronic pain in your feet, then a pedicure is an easy way to help with that. The process of soaking your feet in warm water helps improve the circulation of blood to all parts of your feet, reducing soreness and aches. This is why so many doctors today recommend regular pedicures for their patients who experience foot pain.

Stress Relief

Getting a pedicure is the perfect way to relieve stress. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and let your pedicure specialist do what they do best. You are able to escape the pressures of your day-to-day life for a while, and leave your appointment feeling recharged and ready to take on whatever comes next. A pedicure is something you can always look forward to, no matter how hectic and stressful your life is.

Consistent Foot Care

Regular pedicures will eliminate calluses and other rough patches of skin on your feet. While calluses may seem harmless, they make you susceptible to infection. When you don’t take care of your calluses, they can crack, bleed, and create a way for infections to enter your body. Pedicures also help keep you alert to any harmful nail conditions and infections that could be forming underneath or around your toenails.

Feel More Confident

When your feet look good, you’ll feel more confident about your overall appearance. This boost in confidence may seem insignificant, but it can be quite meaningful. Confidence in your appearance will improve the way you look at every aspect of your life, thus leading to happiness and better health.

A pedicure is a proven way for both women and men to be healthier, not just have attractive-looking feet. It will help you stay ahead of conditions that could harm your feet and the rest of your body, improve circulation, reduce chronic pain, relieve stress, and increase confidence.

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Homemade Sugar Scrubs: Trick Of The Trade

Once upon a time, farmers kept a jar of soap, water and sugar next to their sinks for cleaning off motor oil, paint and other hard-to-clean stains. The grainy texture of the sugar in the scrub helped to lift dirt better than regular soap could.

Today, gritty soaps with pumice provide the same service to mechanics and farmers, and spas use sugar scrubs for their rejuvenating properties. Sugar scrubs help to exfoliate dead skin. After using a sugar scrub, your own skin will feel softer and look younger. Best of all, the ingredients for a sugar scrub can be found in your own kitchen pantry.

A sugar scrub makes a nice gift for expectant mothers at baby showers, a housewarming gift for a new neighbor, or a great Christmas gift for multiple female friends. Here are several good recipes that you can try.

Lavender Sugar Scrub

1 tablespoonful of dried/crushed lavender petals
1 cup sugar
Olive oil

Combine lavender and sugar in a jar with a lid on it such as a canning jar. Place the jar into a cabinet well away from sunlight. Shake the jar every day to perfume the sugar. After 1 week, add enough olive oil to moisten the sugar. The moist sugar should be the same consistency as damp sand. Place the scrub into a smaller jar for presentation and seal with a ribbon.

Honey Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

1 tablespoonful of dark organic honey
4 tablespoonfuls of sugar
½ fresh grapefruit

Peel the grapefruit and place it into a blender. Add honey and sugar and pulse until the contents are blended into a smooth paste. Scrub your face and body for 2 to 3 minutes. Wash your body with alternating blasts of hot and cold water. Finish with cold water and pat dry before toning and moisturizing. Use this scrub immediately, or refrigerate for no more than 3 days.

Old Fashioned Homemade Sugar Scrub

1 ½ Cups Sugar
¼ Cup Olive Oil
Essential oil for Scent

Mix all the ingredients and store in a decorative bottle. This sugar scrub is good for removing stains on your hands such as oil and paint. Using it frequently in the winter helps to prevent dry, cracked and chafed hands from dry, winter air.

Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub

2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Mix the sugars together until they are smooth with no lumps. Add olive oil and vanilla. Mix until the concoction is thoroughly damp. Place in a sealable container and add a decorative bow.

by Tracy S. Morris


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