Manicures and pedicures are a great way to pamper yourself, but they also keep your cuticles and nails healthy. At MBY Empire Inc. in Valley Stream, New York, you have access to a team of trained aesthetic professionals who offer outstanding manicures and pedicures. If it’s been a while since you treated yourself to a salon service, schedule an appointment online or by phone and make some time to relax.
A manicure is a salon treatment focused on taking care of your hands and fingernails. Your hands are the most exposed area of your body and are subjected to changing weather, harsh soaps, and a multitude of toxins as you move through the course of a normal day.
Far too often your hands and fingernails are overlooked and can become dry and brittle. A manicure is an opportunity to give your hands the TLC they deserve.
The process usually begins by removing any existing nail polish. A soak will soften your skin, and exfoliation removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells. A massage stimulates your circulation and relaxes the muscles in your hands.
Your nails are trimmed and filed into the shape of your choosing. Finally, you select a polish and your manicurist expertly applies it to your nails.
When you come in for a pedicure your practitioner begins by removing your old polish. You’ll soak your feet, which is not only a great way to soften your skin but is also an opportunity to relax and focus on your experience.
Your dead cuticle skin is gently pushed back and trimmed if necessary. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and ensures your feet are squeaky clean. Calluses are removed using a file or other smoothing tool. Your feet are massaged, which is the portion of the process most men and women look forward to the most.
Next, your toenails are trimmed and shaped with a nail file. Your desired polish is used to add a bit of color to your nails, and you have time to relax as the polish dries.
Your cuticles are the layers of skin at the base of your fingernails and toenails. This skin performs a critical function of preventing bacteria from entering your body at your nail bed. This skin is thin, delicate, and subject to injury.
Keeping your cuticles healthy requires a bit of attention. It’s important to soak your hands and feet and use a moisturizer to hydrate your skin. When trimming cuticles, take care to only remove dead skin or hangnails.
Cuticle care not only leaves your fingernails and toenails looking their best, but it’s also an important part of staying healthy. A professional manicure and pedicure can ensure your cuticles are at their best, so book an appointment today. Scheduling takes just moments online or over the phone.