Feeling comfortable in his skin is considered one of the most important things to go through life confidently, our feet are not exempt from that either. In fact, our feet have to do a lot on a daily basis.
The word “pedicure” (pedis = foot) comes from the Latin and means foot care. The pedicure is an aesthetic enhancement of the feet with the right therapy. Foot care is therefore more likely to fall within the beauty and wellness treatment.
Creams and other care products as well as appropriate treatment of the toenails (cutting, polishing, painting) help to show the feet at every appropriate opportunity. Especially in the summer, where you like to go barefoot and show your feet during the weekly swimming pool visit, it is important that they are also cared for. A visit to the pedicure is therefore certainly not a mistake.
What is part of foot care?
In order to be able to offer professional foot care, a course or course is required in any case. Especially in the spa, foot care is very popular at the moment. The price of a professional pedicure is between €30 and €40,-. People who are already active in the cosmetics industry usually practise the profession of foot-care professional. The training as a feer usually takes place at an educational institute, such as the wifi.
In Austria, footkeepers complete a three-year apprenticeship at the School of Applied Sciences for Cosmetics, Foot Care and Wellness, an apprenticeship as a physically certified specialist in foot care can be completed. Here you will be taught everything about the care and health of the foot. The profession of foot-and-foot nurse is practiced in health centers as well as wellness and spa hotels. There are also foot care institutes where you only care about the health and care of your feet from early to late. A pedicure includes the following points:
- Cutting the toenails
- Feicing the toenails if necessary
- Removing the cornea
- Creating the feet
- Painting the toenails (as needed)
Do pedicure yourself?
Not only the cosmetic but also the health aspect plays a decisive role in foot care. The first thing you should do is make sure your feet are pure. This is a large bath, shower or foot bath, which promotes blood circulation.
A foot bath should last 10 to 20 minutes. If your skin is soft and supple, efficient care can be provided. Products that are particularly suitable for pure feet are mild soaps, essential oils and sea salt from the Dead Sea.
In the next step, you should take care to shorten your nails and carefully remove cornea. You can use a nail scissors or a nail clident to shorten the nails at will. Nails should always be cut straight so they don’t grow in. If uneven spots arise, remove them with a nail file. If you are not of the subject, it is advisable to proceed only with mechanical aids when removing the cornea.
In the case of electrical means, there is a risk of injury. Since we are particularly sensitive to our feet, this would lead to an unnecessary impairment of our daily lives.
When you’re done with the pedicure, you can beautify your nails with translucent or color-like nail polish. Very popular with women are French Nails. Especially in summer, however, red or pink toenails also look very attractive. In order for your feet to remain beautiful for a long time afterwards, regular care is worthwhile.
What needs to be paid attention to when maintaining your foot?
The daily cleaning of the feet should be taken for granted for every person. It not only serves hygiene, but also helps prevent infections and diseases.
Don’t forget to include the area between your toes. This is where unwanted germs can form. After a pleasant foot bath, you can safely dry healthy feet to remove already unwanted excess skin. Rough and cornea can be carefully removed with a foot file.
Regular cutting of the nails and subsequent filling is very important to keep the toes healthy and cared for. If the nails are not cut regularly, there is a risk that these will harden and injure the surrounding skin. When cutting the nails, be careful not to injure the nail bed. A small crack can already be very painful here. With specially designated foot care rods, excess skin on the nail bed can be carefully pushed back. A massage with a special moisturizing foot care cream will do your skin particularly good.
In the elderly, foot care literally plays a major role. The focus here is not on the aesthetic aspects, but much more on the health aspects. If you are careful in old age to maintain your feet regularly, problems such as foot fungus, inflammation etc. can be avoided.
Of course, good and matching footwear goes a long way to keeping your feet healthy. If you’re on your feet a lot, you should wear sturdy footwear, where the skin has enough air to breathe at the same time. Through adequate foot care, seniors can make a significant contribution to overall well-being.
If you keep something on astrology, you can also tune the data of your foot care afterwards. For beauty care according to the lunar calendar, increasing moon – the body, dissipating the moon – from the body. Friday is a good day for foot care, ideally it should be a Capricorn Day. On full moon days, the skin’s receptiveness is highest. If you don’t invest a lot of time in beauty care, you should use this very day to do so. With decreasing moon is the best time to cleanse the body and rid it of legacy issues.
Avoiding problems and diseases
Corneal formation on the hands and especially on the feet, where often a great deal of stress arises, is quite natural. However, if an unnatural amount of cornea forms, this can lead to skin bites and subsequently to diseases. In most cases, dry skin is the reason for this.
Wrong footwear, obesity and misalignment of the feet can also contribute to increased formation of the cornea. By regularly adding moisture, you can avoid unsightly cracks in the skin.
If your skin itches and burns or you struggle with blisters, sofbels, chicken eyes and fungal infestations, this may stem from the fact that you have disregarded foot care for an extended period of time.
In people with diabetes, this often results in a nerve disease that impairs the perception of cold, heat and pain. Problems with the feet are often the result of rheumatism, venous disease and obesity. All too often, people take these “little woes” lightly. If you suspect any of these diseases, you should immediately consult a doctor or doctor. He will be able to tell you immediately what you’re missing.
Pedicure in diabetics
If you have a serious problem with your feet that cannot be solved by foot care, you should contact a so-called podologist. The podologist is a specialist for all diseases that affect the foot. Especially people suffering from diabetes often have problems with their feet.
Diabetic foot syndrome is a follow-up disease in people with long-term elevated blood sugar levels. People with diabetes are more prone to suffer injuries, which is because the skin is dry and cracked due to damaged nerves. Injuries are often not noticed by the affected and therefore cannot be cared for in time.
In addition, the immune system is often weakened. Cracks in the skin can spread ulcers in the body and foot fungus can develop. The fact that many patients gradually lose their sight also leads to many diseases being ignored. In the past, various amputations had to be carried out in diabetes patients. A far too high number of surgeries, where a large proportion would presumably have been to be avoided by regular foot care.
However, if you choose to take a foot care course on your own, be careful and gentle. Here are tips to prevent inflammation and diseases on your feet:
- Check every few days with a mirror to see if your feet have abnormalities such as pressure points or corneal floats.
- In a foot bath, make sure the temperature is not too high, diabetics have often lost the feeling of warmth and cold.
- The foot bath should last a maximum of three minutes.
- Remove cornea with gentle agents such as a pumice stone.
- Chicken eyes, warts or excessive formation of cornea should be treated by a podologist.
- If you suspect foot fungus, you should consult a doctor immediately.
- Nails can be honked but not cut. The risk of injuring yourself is too high.
- Be sure to polish the nails straight and not round, otherwise they will grow in.
- Maintain the feet with products that contain urea. This moisturizes the skin and prevents the formation of cornea.
- Try to avoid going barefoot in public places such as the swimming pool.