Call me vain, but I really love getting my nails pampered to the max. At least once a month, I make it a point to visit my favourite beauty salon in Doncaster in the suburbs of Melbourne where I live and give my nails the kind of care and attention that they deserve. Some of my friends think that I am only there to make my nails more beautiful. What they don’t know is that this is the last thing in my mind. Here are my top 5 reasons why I always get professional nails treatment and you should, too.
- Facilitates blood circulation
Contrary to what many people think, nails treatment isn’t only focused on the nails themselves. Since the nails are actually extensions of the bones of the appendages or the fingers, these have to be taken care of, too. As such, whenever I get professional nails treatment, my hands and my fingers always get the massage that they need. Whether it is with the application of a moisturiser or even a soothing cream to help prepare for the nails treatment, a simple rubbing action on the fingers is all it takes to help improve the blood flow in the hands. And you’ll actually notice your nail beds turning a rosy pink as proof of the improved blood circulation.
- A great way to relax and unwind
Have you tried squishing stress balls? Can you remember how you felt afterwards? Well, nails treatment may not actually be stress balls, but it does provide such similar effect. You see, when your nail treatment specialist starts focusing on your appendages, she will usually be holding and applying pressure onto your digits. It’s like acupressure, but centred only on the pads of one’s fingers. Experts say it’s all about stimulating certain dermatomes in the fingers that will help you relax. Moreover, the atmosphere in a beauty salon is quite relaxing. It helps me unwind, just lying back and allowing the specialists to do their thing. I’ve also been known to doze off during such sessions. That’s the power of a relaxing massage on your fingers.
- Improves the overall health of nails
Every day we pick up things, grab items, and throw objects with our hands. We cling onto fixtures, dig inside our purses, and what have you. The point is that throughout the course of a single day our hands get all of the abuse. Dirt, grime, dust, and even microorganisms can actually lurk underneath our nails. Not only are nails affected, even the skin in our hands is affected. It becomes dry and dull-looking. Nail treatments bring back the health to these parts of our bodies, making them look healthier and definitely younger-looking. Now, who among you doesn’t want to look and feel young?
- Prevents hangnails and brittle nails
Some folks freak out when they see a piece of skin tissue protruding from the sides of their nails. This is hangnail and is actually quite common. However, it usually presents itself in winter or when the individual happens to love staying in the water much longer than absolutely necessary. It’s common among folks with dry skin, too. The same is true with brittle nails. Thankfully, if you do manage to get professional nails treatment you’ll be able to avert these issues since part of your treatment is giving your hands and fingers the moisturising they deserve. This helps prevent drying.
- Invaluable pieces of advice
Perhaps the most important reason why I get professional nails treatment is that I get pieces of professional advice on how to better care for my hands, fingers, toes, and nails at no extra charge. These invaluable pieces of advice are based on their years of experience, technical know-how, and professional competencies required of their job. These are invaluable bits of information that you won’t get from the internet.
If you’re thinking of pampering your nails, too, get some professional nails treatment instead of doing it on your own. Believe me, it’s the least you can do for the nails on your hardworking hands and feet.