Manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands, it could be done at home or at a beauty salon. Manicure is an exercise which includes filing and shaping of the free edge of the nails, pushing and clipping (with a cuticle pusher and cuticle nippers) any non-living tissue (but limited to the cuticle and hangnails), treatments with various liquids, massage of the hand, and the application of fingernail polish. When the same is applied to the toenails and feet, the treatment is referred to as pedicure.
Nails are a specialized form of skin, they ensure the sensitivity of the fingers and toes. We use our hands for all intents and purposes, and our nails probably for little things as scratching among others. But while dealing with nails, hands and toes, we most times, do not care for them as needed. Unhygienic nails can not only harbor diseases but also can eventually carry germs and bacteria into our mouth without being noticed because these germs and bacteria are microorganisms.
Personal hygiene includes taking care of small areas of your body, such as your fingernails and toenails. Appropriate hand hygiene includes diligently cleaning and trimming fingernails, which may hide dirt and germs and can contribute to the spread of some infections, such as pinworms. In some cases, these infections may be serious and require immediate attention of a physician.
Before clipping or grooming nails, all equipment (for example, nail clippers and files) should be properly sterilized before and after use.
Here is why we should have a Manicure and pedicure:
1. It prevents fungal and bacterial infection
2. It prevents injury if properly trimmed
3. It encourages good hygiene
4. It prevents food poisoning
I am off to have my manicure and pedicure and I hope you have yours too.