To ensure a safe pedicure and fabulous and healthy feet all summer, Dr. Bela Pandit of Pandit Foot and Ankle Clinic in Evergreen Park, IL recommends the following tips: “Instruct your pedicurist to gently push back the cuticles, not to cut them. Cuticles provide protection,” she said. Try to schedule your appointment earlier in the day when the salon or spa hasn’t seen several customers already. Dr. Pandit cautioned that if you have diabetes, circulation problems, or other chronic health conditions, it is best to consult your podiatrist before having a pedicure.
|Dr. Bela Pandit
Over the course of the summer, be sure to remove your polish and examine your nails. Often, women get in that comfy chair, open a magazine, and zone out…it’s important to check your nails after the polish is removed to see if there is a fungal problem or other discoloration. “Oftentimes, women are not aware of toenail changes seen after several months because their nails are constantly painted and they don’t take a peek between applications,” Dr. Pandit said. “If possible, give yourself a break between applications to allow your nails to breath, and try not to leave polish on longer than a couple of weeks.”
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