No longer just for the woman who wants to update her toenail polish, pedicures have become a trend for even the most masculine of men, like Tim Tebow and Dwayne Wade.
However, these men probably do without the scented soap and sparkling nail polish. Rather, athletes and anyone who lives an active lifestyle should regularly get a pedicure in order to keep their feet clean and healthy.
According to Dr. Howard Osterman, the team podiatrist for the Washington Wizards(insert link), basketball players get regular pedicures every six months.
“They’re not the least bit embarrassed, and they see it as part of their training program,” Osterman says. “It’s as much medical as it is cosmetic.”
A regular pedicure and foot massage can increase blood flow, reduce pain, and overall, make your feet look clean and cared for. Removing areas of hardened skin can reduce pressure points while correctly cutting nails can prevent ingrown toenails.
Men, and women, can take a break from their strenuous lifestyle and relax while they soak their feet and experience an exfoliate scrub in order to remove the dead skin cells.
So men, mind your feet, man up, and get a pedicure.