The historical birthplace of pedicure is considered to be Ancient Egypt. There archeologists found the first tools – small tweezers and small knives. Pedicure there was of particular relevance, because as an expression of love and obedience, the Egyptians traditionally kissed feet, not hands!
In ancient times, pedicure was practiced in ancient China. There he served as a peculiar insignia: the higher the status of a person, the brighter were the nails on his feet. In Europe, foot care began to be practiced there only in the Middle Ages.
Barrels were engaged in it, and then on the residual principle. The first “pedicure master” in 1780 proclaimed himself the Englishman David Lowe.
Cutting corns became his “ridge” – he even wrote a scientific work on this topic. In 1830, an American doctor, for the first time, used special tools — scissors and a metal hoof — for treating nails and the skin around them as a preventive measure for skin diseases.
But only 62 years later his “know-how” migrated from the medical office to beauty salons.
In our climate, pedicure is more like a summer story associated with the beach season and the “walking” of new sandals. Before going through the bottles with ecstasy, choosing the color of lacquer, it is necessary to get rid of the winter “legacy”: corns, corns, cracks and dry skin. What kind of pedicure is right for you?
The classic pedicure (“modified by time” version of Zittz and Low) provides for the processing of feet, nail plate and cuticle with the help of scissors, tweezers and nail files. The main advantage of the trim pedicure is maximum efficiency when the foot condition is neglected.
With the help of the “piercing and cutting” arsenal, it is possible “at the root” to remove the hardened calluses and solve the problem of the ingrown nail. “Pay attention: before starting to process the feet, the master must thoroughly wipe your feet with a towel,” insists Svetlana Stolyarenko, Nailsoffice salon nail service teacher. “Cleaning“ on dry ”will allow you to gently cope with coarsened areas and will not provoke a rapid growth of renewed skin.”
Apparatus pedicure appeared in Germany in the late 60s of the XX century. The developers of the first device risked using the achievements of the dental equipment in caring for the feet – and they did not lose. This method is the most common today in Europe! – involves the treatment of problem areas stop grinding and polishing nozzles of different sizes.
Apparatus pedicure has a lot of advantages: the process is quick (about 40 minutes) and painlessly, the risk of “injuries” is minimized. Due to soft polishing, the result is maintained longer than after the trimming option, when the skin often turns on the protective function and its new layer begins to grow even faster.
Bonus: foot massage, which occurs during the procedure, is not only pleasant, but extremely useful.
Preparative pedicure is recommended for people with minor “flaws” on the feet. Special scrubs and cosmetics with keratolics (substances causing active exfoliation of dead skin cells) are used. They act quite gently, naturally softening the skin and eliminating corns, but very effectively.
Files are used only to shape the nails.
Spa pedicure, a more “advanced” version of the preparation method – a combination of the pleasant and the useful! Its zest is a reflex manual massage of the feet with the use of aroma oils, which is performed to the sounds of nature (the sound of the surf, the singing of birds) and allows you to relieve stress and relax. “Spa pedicure has another important advantage,” specifies Irina Dedeneva, training manager at ORLY. – Any drug that is included in its complex, natural – is based on minerals, algae extracts (kelp, spirulina) and plants (chamomile, calendula, mint, plantain, tea tree) that have been used in body care in different cultures since ancient times. ”
To prolong the life of the salon pedicure, make it a rule to massage the feet with a stiff brush during water procedures – you will remove impurities and improve blood circulation in the legs. Once every two weeks peels will help get rid of new coarse skin cells. Do not forget about foot creams, but remember that they have a very rich structure.
To the cream the next day did not leave behind a “evidence” in the form of stickiness and greasy traces, apply it overnight, and in the morning treat your feet with deodorant for the feet. In addition to the antibacterial effect, many of his “models” are equipped with moisturizing (aloe, avocado) and refreshing (mint, juniper, pine essential oil) components. A good way to prevent the appearance of natoptysh – use for shoes with high heels special silicone or gel pads in-ear.
Well, if the corns still have chosen your feet, a mask from the “grandmother’s chest” on the basis of celandine will come to the rescue. Crush the leaves in a blender and apply the mixture on problem areas, wrap with cling film, put on cotton socks and go to bed.
The logical (and most welcome!) Stage of any pedicure is nail polishing. According to experts, the summer awaits us hot and bright.
True, so popular a year ago, neon colors will remain in the past. In the new season, fresh and juicy “natural” shades are relevant: from muted mint and peach (Blossom Dandy, ESSIE; Salmon Run, CND) to bold coral, tropical green and shimmering blue (Hawaii collection, OPI; Only in Florida shades, Midnight Ocean , MAC; GardenVariety, ESSIE).
Nacre is also sunk into oblivion. He was replaced by coatings with sparkles, effectively playing in the sun (line Be brilliant, MAYBELLINE; Million Brilliance, CATRICE).
Red does not go out of fashion – this summer choose its saturated deep tones (Red Flare, ORLY; Carmin Escarpin, GIVENCHY, Sunset Sky, M.A.C). To keep up with the times, combine pink shades of lacquer with lavender, mint with blue.
According to Nelly Shilova, Senior Lecturer at the OleHouse Training Center, nail design is gaining momentum. At the peak of popularity, there will be color stains imitating water reflections. A pedicure decorated with multicolored stripes or peas in the style of the 60s will add zest to the fashionable image.
As for the combination of a pedicure with a manicure, today it is not necessary that their colors match, but try to select shades in a single scale: light ones for hands, darker ones for feet.
If you wear shoes with heels or on the platform, find your “own” option. Keep in mind: shoes with a sharp toe add caviar a couple of centimeters.
And sandals with a strap visually shorten the legs and complete the ankle. But in models with open toe and heel, they seem slimmer.