Due to a hectic schedule these days, people tend to get little time for them.
We often neglect taking out a few minutes to take rest and let the body relax. The whole day goes about running around many routine tasks and these routine works make us bound almost the entire day. At the end of the day, people usually think about caring of their face but rarely do anything to relieve the tension that builds up in our feet, as well as our hands which make us suffer a lot due to nonstop working at office or home. Pampering full body is necessary; hence don’t forget to pamper your hands and feet.
Some people think of manicures and pedicures as just an occasional way of pampering themselves but manicures and pedicures on a regular basis actually provide great benefits for your overall health and well being.
Regular Mani and Pedi also help in keeping the hands and feet looking young.
- Herbal Manicure (Hasta Soundarya)
- Herbal Pedicure (Padaga Soundarya)
1. Herbal Manicure
Our hands are one of the most expensive features being blessed by God. It is important to maintain the hygiene of our hands as many activities like eating, writing etc are performed by our hands only. Sometimes it also acts as a healing tool through which various actions are performed by mankind. Due to a stressful and hectic life, we often neglect to take care of our hands and make them look beautiful & healthy. We often give or spare time for our face & hair care regimen, then why do we neglect to pamper our hands?
The word manicure is obtained from the Latin word ‘manus’ for hand and “cura” for care.
Manicure is an herbal treatment for hands and fingernails. Treatment is done to increase the glow and texture of the skin of the hands and to increase the smoothness & shine of the nails.
Method of Doing Manicure
The steps include the cleaning process initially to remove the accumulations of dead skin cells & impurities on the hand surface and the fingernails. Then the soaking process is done in medicated herbal decoction, which has an anti-microbial action. This also loosens and removes the dirt from the surface and the warmth increases the blood circulation. This is followed by the external oleation of the hand to combat dryness of the hands and the fingernails. Then scrubbing is done with the help of a herbal scrub. Due to this process, the dry and dead skin is peeled out and gives a good glow to the hands. Herbal massage is done on the hands using herbal moisturizer.
Benefits of Manicure
- Improves the texture of your hands and fingernails.
- Prevents any wear and tear damages of your fingernails.
- Increases the skin flexibility of your hand and keeps your hand smooth, soft and glowing.
- Prevents dryness from your hands.
Indications of Manicure
- Dry hands.
- Brittleness of fingernails.
- The Roughness of palm.
2. Herbal Pedicure
Our feet are considered to be a major part of our body as they carry the whole of our body weight. So a certain amount of pressure is always maintained on our feet. Many people tend to suffer from dryness, cracks on the heel etc and often it becomes a neglected part until the condition gets deteriorated, hence foot care is an important feature to maintain the health and beauty of the feet for a longer period of time.
Method of Doing Pedicure
In pedicure, the steps include the cleaning process to remove the dirt & dead skin accumulations on the surface of the legs and the toenail. Then the soaking process is done in a herbal decoction, same likewise mentioned in manicure method because the medicated decoction has an anti-microbial action. This soaking step also loosens and removes the dirt and impurities from the surface and provides warmth that helps in increasing the blood circulation. This is then followed by external oleation of the legs to tackle the dryness of the legs and the toenails. Further on exfoliation is done with the help of a herbal scrub. Due to this process, the dry and dead skin is shed off giving a scintillating texture to the legs and feet. Foot massage is done on the legs using an herbal cream. Not many of you may be aware of the fact that our feet contain vital nerves that help in the functioning of the entire body – right from the spine to the heart and stomach.
Benefits of Pedicure
- Pedicure helps in removing the dead skin which encourages the renewal of the skin.
- Pedicure gives a feeling of lightness to your feet.
- Prevents any fungal infection of nails or sole of your feet.
- Keeps your fingernails lustrous and shining.
Indications of Pedicure
- Cracked heels.
- Dryness of foot.
- Brittle nails of feet.
Herbal Remedies for Manicure & Pedicure
Planet Ayurveda Offers A Pack Of Natural Products Which Will Positively And Miraculously Affect The Beauty Of Your Hands And Feet Not Only Externally But Also Internally. These Are As Follows:
1. Coral Calcium Capsules
These capsules are the herbal formulation for maintaining the health of the nails and bones. It is made of natural ingredients and has no preservatives; hence it is effective and has no side effects. It keeps your nails healthy.
Ingredients of Coral Calcium Capsules
These capsules are prepared of pure and natural extract that holds a mixture of parval pishti (coral), akik pishti (agate), jawar mohra pishti, kamdhudha ras, mukta pishti (pearl), and giloy satva (guduchi) (tinospora cordifolia).
2. Royal Honey Shower Gel
This shower gel is easy to use and has tremendous skin benefits. It is made of numerous herbs that serve as an aromatic effect. The natural ingredients present in this shower gel have proven to be anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory actions and apart from this, it gives a lustrous and scintillating skin in no time.
Ingredients of Royal Honey Shower Gel
Honey, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe barbadensis), and tea tree extract (Melaleuca alternifolia)
3. Cleopatra Anti-Ageing Body Butter
In Ayurvedic tradition, massaging is said to balance the bodily humors, or doshas that are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Hence massaging feet and hands with Cleopatra anti ageing body butter not only smoothens and hydrates your skin but prevents and eradicates wrinkles from your skin as well.
Ingredients of Cleopatra Anti Ageing Body Butter
The ingredients of Cleopatra Ant-Ageing Body Butter are almond oil, shea butter, aloe Vera extract (Aloe barbadensis), olea europaea oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, jojoba oil, and glycerin.
- These above products by Planet Ayurveda are completely safe to use as they are 100% natural and authentic.
- They can be used by both males & females.
- No added preservatives and artificial colors.