The curative pedicure, unlike the aesthetic one, is used to eliminate problems such as corns, calluses and ingrown nails. Here’s how it’s done.
The aesthetic pedicure allows you to have beautiful and manicured feet, with impeccably enamelled nails. However, when there are problems such as corns , calluses and ingrown toenails, a curative pedicure is needed.
To do this is usually a podiatrist or a beautician expert in podiatry, who have had the opportunity to study which are the best techniques to solve the problems of the feet, without causing damage. Doing the healing pedicure yourself at home is not recommended, because, as we said earlier, you need to have the right skills. However, it is possible to make a “simplified” version, suitable for feet with not too serious problems. Here’s how to do it!
How to do a “simplified” curative pedicure
First, cut your nails like a podiatrist would: straight and precisely , with a nail clipper. The nails must never be very short and the corners must not be rounded, otherwise they will tend to grow under the skin. If your nails are already ingrown , it is best not to touch them and contact the podiatrist. If, on the other hand, they tend to flake off and are yellowed, you could have mycosis, so you need a dermatological examination.
Corns and calluses are removed by the podiatrist using different tools (scalpels, gouges, micromotor or turbine), depending on their nature. If used improperly, these tools can seriously irritate and damage the skin, so don’t use them at home alone. To get rid of calluses, take a foot bath with hot water and coarse salt or baking soda and then rub the areas where the skin is thickened with a pumice stone .
Once this is done, don’t forget to moisturize your feet with a special nourishing cream every day, to prevent the calluses from returning. If you want, you can complete the pedicure by applying your favorite nail polish.