Keeping Your Hands and Feet Hydrated
The cold days are here — which means zipping up more jackets and buttoning up more sweaters. Very few like the never-ending shivers and bitter breeze that seems to get through even our thickest socks, and many of us hide in our homes throughout the winter. But, we have the perfect way to warm up: relaxing spa pedicures & manicures.
Being exposed to the cold air can lead to different consequences for the hands and feet. One of the leading issues for our fingers and toes is dry and cracked skin. Although dry skin is mostly harmless to the internal part of the body, it can be painful and uncomfortable to the external part of the body. Drying skin can cause cracking, and oftentimes bleeding, if not hydrated properly. In fact, during the colder months, the skin loses the ability to hold 25% of its usual moisture!
Reserving a spa manicure and pedicure will help rid the issue of damaged skin around the hands and feet. Neroli’s spa services include a warm foot soak of aqua salts and Aveda’s Rosemary Mint Hand & Body Wash, followed by a mask specifically designed to conquer your skin trouble of the day, accompanied be a wonderfully relaxing massage. The masks available during the service are paraffin, Beautifying Radiance Polish, Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Masque, and a callus removing gel. Each mask is designed to tackle a different skin trouble, but they all leave the same finish: hydration.
So, what’s the difference?
Paraffin wax, when applied to the hands and feet, increases blood flow and relaxes those overworked muscles. Because paraffin is hot when applied, it can also soothe the skin and decrease inflammation. Not only does this product alleviate common problems such as muscle aches, it also has a moisturizing effect as well. The wax, as it touches the skin, creates a thin film so that it locks the natural oils in the skin and prevents water from entering through.
Beautifying Radiance Polish
Beautifying Radiance Polish acts as an exfoliant to the skin. It helps remove excess skin off the feet or hands without damaging the most sensitive of skin. Then, the polish moisturizes the freshened skin. Aveda’s Beautifying Radiance Polish also consists of Beautifying Oil. In fact, it is so packed with oils that even after rinsing with water there is still a coat left for massaging. This product is so powerful that it leaves the skin feeling well kept even throughout the night.
Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Masque
Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Masque is especially needed for the cold months that run through the year. Although this product gives a very cooling feel when applied, its main purpose is to lock in the hydration. This product is oil free but has many plant-derived moisturizing factors as well. One of its main ingredients is water (and water is also the first listed in the ingredients list). Similar to the paraffin, this product helps reduce the evaporation of natural oils on the skin and keeps it feeling smooth and healthy.
Callus Remover Gel
Removing calluses on the bottom of the foot can be pretty tricky, but our callus remover gel will make it seem like magic. The remover gel consists of the most important ingredient; salicylic acid. It helps to soften keratin and loosen dry skin around the foot. The callus remover is applied to the areas that need the most work and scrubbing. After it’s applied, the feet are then wrapped in a hot towel for a few minutes — which feels ahhh-mazing. It does not take long for this product to work its magic. Once scrubbed and cleaned, the foot feels exactly like silk! Although this product may not have any hydrating components, a relaxing foot massage will have the foot feeling well moisturized.
Looking To Relax After A Busy Day?
For any busy person, it can be so difficult to take moments away for relaxation, but we promise it will be worth it! Neroli offers quick nail services to freshen up those who are always on the go.
The 25-minute Essential Manicure and Pedicure are Neroli’s brief, but relaxing services. The manicure includes orderly nail cleanup, lotion to keep the hands moisturized, and gorgeous polish. The pedicure includes precise nail cleanup, foot buffing to remove the dead skin and callus, lotion to keep the feet moisturized, and polish. These services, although seeming very quick, are quite relaxing. A warm foot soak with aqua salts and Rosemary Mint wash is included throughout the pedicure service and a finger soak also including Rosemary Mint wash is provided for the manicure.
We also take the extra precautions to make sure everything is fully sanitized and safe for everyone. The pedicure stations are divided by plexiglass to assure no one is in close contact to each other, which makes makes it perfect for groups to come in and still be able to socially distance while also enjoying each other’s company. And, it’s ideal for friends or family members trying to fit a relaxing activity in their busy schedule together.
Whether in a group or going solo, this is a magnificent way to stay safe, have fun during the holidays, and feel radiant & pampered.
Blog written by Mequon & North Shore Nail Designer, Pazong. Schedule your reservation on the Neroli app, online reservations or call 414.227.2888.