Better Nails For A Better You — 5 Health-Related Reasons To Get A Manicure
Feeling a little guilty about wanting to go get your nails done?
Well you shouldn’t — in fact, you should feel good about it.
It’s important to take care of yourself, and your hands are an important part of your body that often don’t receive the care they deserve.
Getting a manicure, and a fabulous set of nails, does a lot more than just boost your self esteem — it can help to improve your health in some surprising, and some not so surprising, ways.
I’m here to tell you that your hands, and your health, are certainly worth a trip to a top-notch salon for a little pampering.
Don’t just take my word for it — check out these reasons that experts agree a manicure can be good for your peace of mind and your health.
- Healthy Hands
We use our hands every day, in every way, and they can take a lot of abuse even if we try to be gentle with them.
As our primary way of interacting with the world, they should receive an extra high amount of care to help keep them in peak condition.
A high-quality salon won’t just slap on some new nail polish — they’ll exfoliate away the dead skin cells, rehydrate your dried out hands, and massage away your problems.
Nails are often overlooked, but they serve a vital purpose in keeping our hands — and the rest of our bodies — healthy.
If you don’t take care of them they can start to harbor bacteria in the cracks and crevices, become discolored, brittle, and more likely to break.
Unhealthy nails are more than just an eyesore, they can be an open pathway to bacteria from all the things we touch, so it’s important to keep them strong and healthy so they can keep you protected.
3. Personal Time
Getting your nails done isn’t just about the end result — it’s about the process.
Taking a little time for yourself to relax, destress, and socialize at the salon is just as important as keeping your hands healthy.
If you’re short on time, a quick touch-up can help, but if you have the chance — pamper yourself and get the full spa session to really relax your mind as well as your body.
4. The Spice Of Life
They say variety is the spice of life, and it’s true — a meal can be incredibly boring without spices, and so can your life without a little variety.
When you’re getting a fresh set of nails, the world is your oyster, and a well-stocked salon will have more options than you can shake a stick at.
Go crazy, pick something absolutely wild — sometimes the little details can really make a big difference.
5. Winter Woes
Now more than ever, during the cold months, it’s important to take care of your hands and yourself.
Cold weather can do terrible things to your hands if you’re not careful, and it can have serious emotional and mental effects as well.
Most people experience a lot less sunshine during the winter months, and it can even cause mood changes or depression if you’re not careful.
While getting your nails done won’t increase your Vitamin D intake — other than the drive to the salon — it can do wonders for your mood just to get out there and do something exciting.
There are lots of reasons to get a manicure, and not all of them are health related.
You’ll also be supporting local businesses at a time when they really need it, getting some of the social interaction we’ve all been missing lately, and improving your confidence with a brand new look.
For all these reasons, and so many more, it’s worth checking out a top-notch local salon and seeing what they have to offer.
Your hands and health are important — take care of them, because you’re worth it.