I know, I get it. Cooler weather is a great excuse to let your pedicure slide. No one will actually notice chipped nail polish under your leather boots right? You'd rather spend the money on a haircut or a new pair of jeans. But while it may seem unnecessary, there are actually some pretty important reasons why you should be getting regular pedi's.
1. Those toenails aren’t going to trim themselves.
Winter boots and heavy socks can be quite compressing on feet, and toenails that are left to grow wild can become ingrown from the pressure of shoes. Be sure to keep toenails neatly trimmed in a straight line across the edge of the toe (not too short!), squaring off the corners to stop them growing inwards.
2. You could be missing some important signs.
If you’re not changing your toenail polish regularly, you might miss a toenail fungus developing under that old coat of chipped red polish. Your nails could be brittle, dull, thickened, or a dark colour and you might not even notice if your polish is three months old, hanging on by a blob.
3. No one likes cracked heels.
The benefits of a pedicure go way beyond just having pretty feet. A winter pedicure could protect your skin from several dry skin related foot problems. It prevents cracked heels, which if ignored for a long time might bleed, crack, and cause some serious pain. Exfoliating your feet helps control and prevents the growth of calluses and corns, which not only looks unattractive, but also causes discomfort. Massaging your feet and lower legs loosens your muscles and helps with joint performance—often adversely affected in cold weather. The massage also helps with circulation of the foot and lower leg.
And remember: It’s also important to make sure you don’t sit about with wet socks on during the rainy and snowy months. Wet socks are the quickest way to get athletes foot and other foot fungi, so get them off as quickly as you can!
And if this still hasn't convinced you the importance of footcare...... how about sinking into a cozy leather chair, staring into a blazing gas fireplace, sipping on a chai tea, while having every single pressure point of your foot massaged encouraging you to slip further into a deeper state of relaxation. Dreamy right?