The words pedicure and manicure are derived from Latin words. Pedicure came from the latin word pedis meaning feet and cura meaning care. Thus pedicure means the care of the feet. Manicure came from the latin word manus meaning hands and, again cura, meaning care. So manicure is the care of the hands.Manicures and pedicures are similiar but not quite the same.
In a manicure your fingernails are trimmed (if desired), soaked in a finger bowl with warm soapy water, filed, and ridges are buffed off the surface of the nail. The cuticles are softened, pushed back, and possibly removed. Dirt is cleaned out from under the free edge (the part that hangs over and extends beyond your fingers) of your nails and brushed with a nail brush. As is the surface of your nails. A hand massage is performed with lotion and in some cases an arm massage too. Then fingernails are painted with a base coat, two coats of desired color, and a top coat. That’s a basic manicure.
There are also ones where fake nails or fake nail tips are applied over your natural nail. I’m not very educated on how they do those types so I won’t go into that. Regular manicures have many benefits other than the beauty factor. They can help with circulation or muscle aches in the arms, wrists, hands, and fingers, and may help relieve pain due to tendonitis in the wrists. Pedicures are slightly different. Your toe nails are clipped if desired or needed first. Then your feet are soaked in a small bubbling, vibrating, heated tub of warm water.
Think of a hot tub for your feet. Many salons have the chairs that are attached to the big tubs that have back massagers in the apolestry. Toenails are filed and cuticles are pushed back and then comes a series of treatments that are all massaged into your feet and your legs up to but not past your knees. A cosmetologist that performs pedicures is not licensed to massage any area above the knee. First in the lotion treatments is what’s referred to as a slough. It needs to be completely rubbed in until it flakes off. The slough removes dead rough skin and dead skin cells. That’s what flakes off and why it is necessary to be rubbed in completely. A scrub is applied next which continues to remove dead skin cells by bumping them off the surface and it also is used to break down calluses on the bottom of your feet. This process is exfolliation. A pumice stone or foot file is used at this time in conjunction with the scrub in order to remove or at least smooth calluses. Not all calluses can be completely removed in the first pedicure if feet are severely damaged. Only routine pedicures can mend this problem.
One every week to two weeks is reccommended. This part of the pedicure can be very ticklish if you are in fact ticklish on the bottom of your feet. A cooling gel is then applied and it soothes the feet after all the scrubbing maintainence on your feet is performed. It feels like a cool breeze blowing on your feet. A treatment is applied next and your feet are wrapped in towels and needs to set for a few minutes. This helps soften your feet further. Then a moisturizing lotion is applied and a foot and leg massage is performed.
After the massage they will place disposable flip flops on your feet clean the excess lotion from your toe nails with nail polish remover and paint them in the same manner that it is applied to finger nails. Routine pedicures can relieve back and leg pain, help with circulation in the legs and feet which is especially beneficial for diabetics, and actually may help you sleep better at night. I am a cosmetologist and I hope this detailed definition helps answer your question.
Solar nails are the best option for the women who like to keep long nails but can not keep long nails due to different reasons. Sometimes, the women get their nail broken while they are growing. For this reason, they prefer using artificial nails on certain occasions. It has been found that artificial nails are not healthy. Along with this, most of the artificial nails do not give a natural look. This affects the overall personality of women using artificial long nails.
When it comes to apply nail polishes, women usually try to use artificial nails instead of applying nail polishes on their original nails. This is done to avoid the harmful effects of chemicals in nail polishes. The excessive use of nail polishes makes the nails pale colored. Artificial nails are used to avoid this yellowing of natural nails. Also the women, who are health conscious, do not keep long nails. And on special occasions, they use artificial nails. But the artificial nails never gave perfection in the beauty of hands. This problem has been solved by solar nails.
You must now be thinking that what solar nails are! What are they made of! And how they are superior to artificial nails? Now you can enhance the beauty of your hands with solar nails. The benefits of solar nails would surely surprise you. Actually the artificial nails are stuck using several types of gels and glues. Solar nails are similar to the acrylic made nails but it is different in the way that it uses improved material. The material of solar nails makes it durable for around four weeks maximum. When you feel that your solar nails need a refill, you can get them done with great ease.
The artificial nails turn out to be yellow but solar nail do not. Another benefit of using solar nails is that they are durable. The material of solar nails is quite similar to healthy natural nails which do not break off while working. So you can wear them all the time without fearing the breakage. Another important thing about them is that solar nails are not like extension nails. The artificial nails are applied on the natural nails as extensions which is unhealthy for your natural nails. Where as the solar ones can be applied on the natural nails as they are not extensions. Usually the artificial nails require transparent nail polishes to shine. The solar nails do not require anything else to make them shine as they are made of material which shines like original nails. They always give you fresh and polished look. But excessive use of anything can be harmful. If you will continue using the solar nails or any kind of artificial nails, you may develop several medical problems. So be moderate in its use.
Nails are considered as the most important aspect of hands’ beauty. The women are always beauty conscious. For the beauty of hands women usually get manicure, use artificial nails and apply nail polishes. The hands with ugly and irregular nails are covered mostly with artificial nail extensions. But, due to many reasons, the artificial nails were not the best alternative to natural nails. Usually they are unattractive, uncomfortable and hard to wear. But now the research has found better option than using artificial nails.