Most men and most especially in Nigeria, believe that getting a pedicure is just too girly or just not a manly thing to do.
If as a man, you’ve always felt this way, you need to know that paying attention to how you look and looking after your nails or any other type of grooming rituals isn’t going to dim your masculinity or make you less of a man in the eyes of many.
You should definitely change your perspective.
Going for a pedicure session at the spa is a MUST-DO routine for every Nigerian man (as well as every woman also). It should be part of your grooming routine ritual.
WELL, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GENDER, RACE OR SEXUALITY.
So, let’s explain what a pedicure is…
WHAT IS A PEDICURE?
Pedicures are therapeutic treatments for the feet that are done to remove dead skin, soften your feet, care for often ignored cuticles, treat and shape your toenails.
The average person should get it at least once a month. Depending on how quick your toenails grow, you can get a pedicure as often as you want.
5 REASONS WHY EVERY MAN SHOULD GET A PEDICURE
#1. IT RELIEVES STRESS
To be candid, getting a pedicure or a manicure is a great way to relax your body muscles and relieve stress. They are extremely therapeutic and gives you the feeling of being pampered. Simply see it as a way to sit back, relax, and be happy without the usual stress of carrying the whole world on your shoulders.
Make sure you do yourself a favour and stop by at the spa before the week runs out. It’s going to be a relaxing experience you’ve had this week. Thank me later!
#2. IMPROVES FOOT HEALTH
Our foots are breeding homes for lots and lots of bacteria. Pedicures help get rid of dirt stuck directly under your foot and most especially the toenails. It also removes dead skins that can cause problems to your health. Pedicures also serve as anti-bacterial protection.
#3. MAINTAIN SOFT, SMOOTH AND CLEAN SKIN
Getting regular pedicures every now and then will maintain your skin and make it look very smooth and fresh.
Moisturizing your feet and hands dailly reduces the chances of getting the regular blister, peel or crack. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin, smoothen skin, and soften rough spots such as heels and nail beds.
Some men have sadly cultivated the habit of not cutting their nails and have kept it very long and dirty such that bacteria found their abode there. This is one of the bad grooming mistakes men make, and a big turnoff for women.
While you can decide to cut your nails yourself, it is, however, advisable to meet a professional pedicurist for a wholesome and befitting treatment. This is because you may cut your nails too short or leave tiny pieces at the edges which can lead to ingrown toenails. A professional will take better care of your nails and also cut to the correct length. Plus you will get a calf and foot massage to improve blood flow in your feet.
#5. REMOVES FOOT FOUL ODOR
Imagine removing your shoes in the office so your legs can breathe and receive fresh air, then the whole place starts to smell like dead fish. Hmmm, you don’t want to be that guy because nobody likes a stinky foot!
And don’t tell me you’d rather not remove your shoes to cover up the ‘dead fish smell’…Nah!
Your feet need extra care and protection, especially in the rainy season. You need exfoliation to remove the bacterial infection, which you can’t get rid of in normal washes and this can only be achieved through a pedicure.
Getting a pedicure once every blue moon would not chase away the bad odor from your feet, make it a monthly routine.