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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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Sun Protection 101: Hair, Eyes, Skin & Nails

Being out in the sun all day is often unavoidable. Most people are well aware of the possible skin damage, including wrinkles, burns and premature aging. Fewer people are aware that the sun can damage other parts of the body too, from your nails to your hair.

Overexposure to the sun can cause your hair to become dry, brittle and discolored. UV rays permeate your nails, which may eventually become yellow with raised ridges. Your lips also feel the wrath of the sun — they have almost no melanin, so they’re not protected against sunburn. Excessive UV rays can also cause eye diseases such as cataracts.

Prevention is key when it comes to sun damage, so follow these tips for thorough protection.

Skin & lips

Sun protection is especially important during summer months, but even cloudy days can damage your skin and lips. Young people are particularly vulnerable, though the damage doesn’t show up until later. In addition to arming yourself with a high-quality sunscreen to prevent burns, wear a wide-brimmed hat to provide all-day shade. Use a chapstick that contains SPF, and apply it regularly throughout the day.


To prevent hair from becoming brittle or discolored, you can use a conditioner that contains sunscreen or simply run sunscreen through your hair. A more practical solution, however, is to wear a hat or scarf when you’re outside for long periods of time. This protects your scalp as well as your delicate hair.


Nails are one of the most-often neglected areas of the body when it comes to sun protection. Excessive sun isn’t any more healthy for your nails than it is for your skin. Luckily, the solution is simple: protect your nails with an opaque nail polish. There are also top coats on the market that are specifically designed to handle extra UV rays.


You may already be doing everything that you need to do to protect your eyes from the sun –wearing sunglasses. To reduce the risk of eye damage even further, however, make sure to choose sunglasses that block at least 99% of UV rays. The lenses should be dark, as well as large enough to shield your entire eye. Make sure to wear your sunglasses whenever sunlight is reflecting into your eyes, even if the sun isn’t high in the sky.

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