Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Manicure and Pedicure Tips

I am sure you must have noticed the celebrities' hands and feet when they pose for pictures on the red carpet. If you wondered why theirs possibly looked different from yours, it's basically because the go for manicures and pedicures. These two procedures are more or less the same and are actually beauty treatments that leave your fingernails, hands, feet and toe nails sparkling.

A Manicure basically is a procedure that entails; cleaning of hands by washing or soaking, hand lotion application and shaping of the nails after filing and nail polish application. On the other hand, a pedicure involves soaking the feet, applying lotion, filing, shaping of toenails and applying nail polish. Nevertheless, it's recommended for one to visit a beauty supply or a drug store to get the materials required.

In manicures and pedicures, the obvious steps are first to remove the old nail polish which is done with the help of a cotton band dipped in acetone remover. The nails are then cut leaving about 1/8th of an inch length so that the nails don't extend over the tip of the fingers. They are then filed around the edges to give them a smooth and soft look. Next, the hands or the feet are soaked in in a bath containing salt and aroma oils which help in loosening the dead skin.

Trimming of loose skin can also be done using cuticle nippers. Nail polish is then applied and a massage should be given using oils and lotions so as to give a relaxing and soothing effect. Basically if you want to improves blood circulation and nourish your hands skin, legs and foot muscles, then you've got to go for manicure and pedicure.

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