The Best Types of Pedicures To Give Your Feet What They Truly Deserve

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A good pedicure can turn a bad day into a good one very quickly. But sometimes, especially if it’s your first, it can be hard to know which one to go for. So what are the different types of pedicures? From the basics to Shellac, this guide will talk you through them so you can give your feet what they truly deserve.

The Benefits of a Good Pedicure

It’s easy to forget how much time we spend on our feet. Just walking around the house barefoot can take a toll on them, drying out skin, building up calluses, and exposing our toenails to more germs, pollutants and dirt than we like to think about. A good pedicure helps take care of your feet and can provide three major benefits.

  1. Foot Massage: In basic, gel and shellac pedicures, your technician will start your treatment with a massage to increase circulation, which helps to increase joint mobility and reduce muscle strain.
  1. Nail Care: Our nail technicians use a variety of tools and skills to remove dirt from your nail beds, where bacteria love to hide. This helps keep your nails healthy and reduces the chance of infection, nail fungi, or illness.
  1. Exfoliation: Exfoliating any calluses on your feet, which are common after wearing heels for a long time or walking barefoot a lot, can improve your weight distribution. This, in turn, can help alleviate any leg and back pain you might be experiencing. Exfoliation also removes dead skin and smooths wrinkles. All from a pedicure!

What Is a Basic Pedicure?

A basic pedicure is exactly what the name suggests. It’s a quick, affordable, no-frills foot treatment that will still leave you feeling relaxed and your feet looking beautiful. The basic pedicure normally consists of a warm water soak, foot massage, and nail care such as clipping, filing and shaping, as well as a nail polish of your choice.

What Is a Gel Pedicure?

A gel pedicure includes everything offered by a basic pedicure, with the added benefit of semi-permanent gel for your nails. The gel is usually applied in three different layers: a base coat, a color and a top coat. Each layer is cured under UV light which helps the gel to last longer than regular polish, typically around three weeks.

What Is a Shellac Pedicure

If you want the durability of gel but the gloss of polish, a Shellac pedicure is your best option. Shellac is a hybrid brand that uses half regular polish and half gel. Typically applied with two color coats and a top coat, each layer of Shellac is cured under UV light to increase durability. This is a semi-permanent polish that usually lasts around two weeks.

Book Your Pedicure Today

At Alux Spalon, we offer all these different types of pedicures, and more, taking expert care of your feet. Book an appointment today.

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