A pedicure is not just about painting your toenails, it involves cutting, trimming and shaping your toenails, tending to your cuticles, exfoliating, hydrating and massaging your feet.
Regular pedicures can help prevent infections and nail disorders like ingrown nails. It can also help promote healthy blood circulation, reduce muscle tension and tighten your skin, making your feet look and feel younger.
Gel pedicure and acrylic pedicure refer to the technique through which the toenail polish is applied. Gel nails are thinner, creating a more glossy and natural look; whereas acrylic nails are thicker and sturdier. Both types last about 2-3 weeks on average.
If you have long nails or are going for extensions, gel nails offer good strength and flexibility; whereas acrylic nails are strong but won’t be flexible, making them easier to break.
A pedicure every four to six weeks is usually sufficient for those with healthy, happy feet. For those with foot or nail problems that they would like to address, a pedicure every three to four weeks is usually sufficient.