Let’s be honest, most guys don’t think about getting a pedicure, nor does it typically come up during happy hour conversations. However, there are at least 4 reasons why men should get a pedicure.
1. Your significant other will appreciate and love you for it!!! (Honestly I could just end the blog post there, but there are more reasons to continue).
It’s the season of sandals and flip flops, which means your feet will be exposed to the world and no one wants to see what your socks and shoes have been hiding all winter long. Before you think about going sock-less at the baseball game, sports bar, pool, barbecue, or beach you need to get those feet taken care of.
2. Getting Rid of Foot Oder
Letting the soapy water run down to your feet during the shower does not clean your feet properly, even if you “use a scrub brush” on occasion. Feet are a breading ground for lots of bacteria and getting rid of dirt stuck under toenails is important. Part of the pedicure process includes a salt scrub that exfoliates your feet getting rid of dead skin helping to those things that attribute to odors. A good pedicurist can also alert you to potential issues like corns, bunions and fungal infections. They are easier to treat when you catch issues early.
3. Prevents Ingrown Toenails
I have been lucky enough to have never dealt with this issue. A main cause is due to improper cutting of your toenail length so having a professional do this can help a lot. I can’t speak from experience but I don’t want toenail diseases or fungus that can cause all kinds of problems. I also didn’t realize that healthy toenails are there to protect your toes from trauma. Not something I really thought about until I was talking to a specialist.
4. Foot and Calf Massage
Do I really need to explain how good getting a massage feels? The foot massage promotes circulation that is good for your entire body. Let’s put it this way, once you have a pedicure you will ask yourself why it took you so long and you will hopefully schedule our next appointment while you are checking out.
Think about this for a moment. Our feet are the foundation of the body and we rely on them everyday to take us everywhere. They deserve a break and some special pampering!!! I don’t care if you are a “Closet Pedicure Recipient” as long as you get them.
Color is optional!
Pro Tip: Find a place that serves beer and cocktails!
I host an annual men’s pedicure event and here are some pictures and a video from one of them.