Most females love to decorate their nails with nail polish in attempts to beautify their hands. What most females do not know is that there are actually benefits of using nail polish. Nail polish, along with other cosmetics, can make a woman feel beautiful and confident inside and out.
The Benefits of Getting a Manicure (Pedicures, Too!)
The obvious benefit of getting a manicure is that by the time you are finished your nails will look gorgeous and healthy. While going to the spa to get manicures and pedicures is pampering, it is simultaneously beneficial to treat yourself to a little self-grooming, and to have someone immerse you in luxury can go a long way for the mind, body and spirit.
While a manicure and pedicure are not a full body massage, they can be incredibly relaxing. Many good nail salons will offer a range of services including the very basic manicure and pedicures or a more expensive treatment including hand and foot massages, warm cloths, and aromatherapy. A simple hand and foot massage can perform wonders if you are having an extremely stressful day.
The Elements of Using Nail Polish – Cuticle Oil
Painting your nails can make them look enticingly beautiful. However, the elements involved are also beneficial to your hands and nails. Most of the nail polish remover that does not contain harsh chemicals has multiple vitamins and minerals that can actually help strengthen and condition your nails as you remove your polish. Painting your nails involves cleaning up the cuticles and giving your hands and nails plenty of moisture. The same goes for your feet and toenails as well. They need just as much attention!
One of the main elements of using nail polish, or getting a manicure, is the cuticle oil. Although it was once disregarded as being too awkward and messy to use, it is now a regular aspect of any nail treatment. Cuticle oil can be painted on, like nail polish, or applied with a stick or pen. Cuticle oil comes in a variety of formulas including but not limited to almond, tea tree, tangerine, jojoba, rice bran and plain vitamin E oil. While most cuticle oil is in traditional oil form, many now are offered as gels. It is important to know that not only do these cuticle oils and creams keep your nails and the surrounding skin soft and conditioned; they can also prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria. Fungus and bacteria can cause infection so severe that your nails could even fall off.
The Nail Massage
Part of any good manicure is the nail massage. This actually goes hand in hand with the use of cuticle oil, as it is often applied directly to the cuticles and nails. At most salons, instead of just allowing it to soak in, it is often gently massaged in for the full benefits. This nail massage is not only great for distributing the moisture of the cuticle oil, but also stimulates nail growth.
Any massage increases the blood flow to that particular region of the body, and the same is true for a hand and nail massage. Increased blood flow to the region allows toxins to be removed as well as the conditioning effects of the blood. Try it by giving yourself nail massages once a week, or even once a day, and you will see an increase in the strength and length of your nails.
Other Benefits of Nail Polish
Regularly maintained hands and nails give a great impression of the amount of care you treat your body to. Remember, while looks are not everything, the way you look is often part of any first impression that you give. Many people notice your face and hands first. Unkempt nails may allow people to think the rest of your life is just as messy.
There are other reasons to wear nail polish as well. If you have flawed or unattractive fingernails or toenails, nail polish can help disguise that. Obviously, you will always want to keep your nails clean for hygienic reasons, but nail polish can cover up unsightly flaws. Perhaps you have a calcium deficiency that causes your nails to be specked with white. A quick coat of nail polish can cover that up instantly.
Many nail polishes produced today, as well as some nail polish removers, are packed with vitamins and conditioners. The days when nail polish was thought to be “poison” for you are gone when people all over realized that it can actually help your hands in more ways than just aesthetically. Beautifully kept nails can be a real confidence booster and a great way to feel good!