Manicures and Pedicures

 


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Manicures were first invented nearly 5000 years ago in India. Since then this beauty practice has spread around the world. Manicures have also evolved with the times and now they include a variety of services that range from nail care treatments to nail beauty treatments.

A manicure addresses the needs of fingernails including nail nutrition and maintenance. The most commonly requested manicures include fashion nail treatments, paraffin treatments, and hot oil manicures. The supplies and tools used for these manicure treatments include: warm water finger bath, nail clippers, cuticle knife, hoof stick, nail file, buffer, scissors, brush, cuticle remover, cuticle oil, cuticle cream, massage lotion, nail polish, nail polish remover, air brush, hand cream, sanitizing spray, cotton balls and hand towels.

While caring for your fingernails is important it really is only represents half the nail care that is needed. Next you need to take care of your toe nails. To do this you can get a pedicure. A pedicure is similar to manicures, however, instead of treating your fingernails a pedicure treats your toenails. Some of the tools and supplies used in a pedicure include: towels, cotton balls, toenail clippers, tow spreaders, cuticle cream, cuticle pusher, orangewood sticks, acetone, antibacterial soap, foot bath and white block buffer. There are three basic parts to a pedicure cleansing, maintenance and polishing.

When you are giving yourself a pedicure you want to make sure that you keep things safe. Make sure that you take extra precautions to protect yourself from bacterial and fungal infections by using antibacterial soap and antiseptic. To protect yourself from scratches file down the sharp edges of your toenails with an emery board. However, don’t file your nails down too far. To avoid ingrown toenails make sure that you trim your toenails straight across.

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