Imagine living in a world where you can get a pedicure without water? Well, let’s spare you the thought because of congratulations! We are already living in a world where you can get a pedicure without water. To know more about waterless pedicure read on and decide for yourself if your next pedicure should be with or without water. 

What is Waterless Pedicure?

As the name literally suggests, a waterless pedicure is a normal pedicure which does not require the usage of water. It is said to be more comfortable than normal pedicures and it is so relaxing that you might fall asleep while getting your toes done. 

In fact, some say that waterless pedicure is more sanitary than the regular ones that require water. The good news for Mother Nature, she shall have more freshwater to herself now that alternatives to soaping and soaking kind of pedicures are available. Even though soaking in warm water softens the cuticle, waterless pedicures use cuticle remover creams or gels because the water tends to soften the cuticle so much that it can lead to infections. 

Are There Any Benefits of Waterless Pedicure?

Waterless pedicure is not only beneficial to the salons but also for the clients who get their toes done. Let’s see how it benefits the salons.

Eliminating water from pedicures mean:

  • No additional space is taken up by the water tubs. It increases space for the accommodation of more clients.
  • It reduces the maintenance cost of the water equipment and limits the expenses to only the products and the tools used.
  • It saves the cost of regular plumbing and manual labor (which are frequently required in salons.)
  • Each pedicure requires 12 to 15 gallons of water. Going waterless means that the amount of water is saved and can be used for consumption after filtration.
  • It also saves the expense of water and sewage fees
  • It reduces the risks of being affected by water-borne bacteria.
  • It saves up time and labor to clean the equipment.

What are the Benefits of Going Waterless Pedicure?

If you are looking forward to experimenting with a waterless pedicure, here’s why you should go for it:

1. No reused water

Even though spas claim to change the water in the pedicure tub after every pedicure, some water might linger on and contaminate the clean water. Fortunately, a waterless pedicure saves the risk of infections from contamination. 

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Waterless Pedicure
Waterless Pedicure

2. Better sanitation

Reusing the same tubs on multiple clients even if they are cleansed with detergents properly can be unsanitary. Studies show that some bacteria and slime still persist in obscure corners of the tubs. The comfortable temperature and oxygen circulation in the tub create a perfect breeding ground for these microbes. Avoiding water minimizes the chances of contraction of any infection. 

3. Your nail polish will last longer

During regular pedicures, the nails absorb water, expand and change shape. Later when the polish has been applied, the nail returns back to its original shape. In case of a dry pedicure, the nail polish is applied directly to the original shape of the nail, thereby preventing any mishap caused by the absorption of water. Pedicures tend to last at least three to four days longer if the nails are not soaked beforehand. 

4. Your cuticles are less likely to peel

Cuticles when soaked in water absorb water and plump up in size. Soaked and plumped up, the cuticle trim sometimes results in skin peels after a few days. Thankfully, this is not the case for waterless pedicures. 

5. It’s not as time-consuming as regular pedicures

The foot spa soak is time-consuming and if you have a busy schedule, even soaking your feet for 10 minutes would feel like an eternity for you. Instead of relaxing, you are anyway thinking about resuming your schedule, which fails the purpose of self-love and pedicure. Waterless pedicures work faster and your nail technician can give it to you even without the foot spa soak. 

6. It is ideal for diabetic patients

A dry pedicure will of course skip the foot soaking step that is essential in case of regular pedicures, making it the ideal one for people who are diabetic. Diabetic patients are generally wary of washing their feet in the water at spas, considering the health factors involved. A medical condition like diabetes makes a person more susceptible to infections, therefore, waterless pedicures are the one to go for. 

Different Ways To Perform Waterless Pedicure

Here are 7 different ways in which you can perform a waterless pedicure at home all by yourself:

1.Massage glycerin on your foot with moisturizer before going to bed. 

2.Spray the foot with some water and a foot bath, massage your feet with your hands.

3.Wrap your feet with hot towels, apply light pressure and when the towels cool down, wipe off.

4.With the help of a facial steamer directed at your feet, allow the pores to open and soothe, cleanse and soften the cuticles and the skin.

5.Use a foot deodorizer or a disinfectant to cleanse your feet. 

6.Manicure your toenails with cuticle cream and stainless-steel cuticle tools.

7.Soak a towel in a hot solution of the foot bath and wrap the wet towel with a dry towel and use it as a cleaning cloth. 

Waterless Pedicure with emu oil: what’s the relation?

Emus are not regular animals that the Indians are aware of. Are emus endangered animals? How is oil even extracted from emus? Why is emu oil even used on people? These are some of the questions that you might be wondering about. 

Let’s make it clear; emus are NOT endangered animals, neither are they killed to extract oil from. But emus are killed for their lean meat in Australia and the oil is a fact that is often sold as a by-product. 

Is Waterless Pedicure better than regular pedicures?

Waterless pedicures are a responsible and eco-friendly alternative to regular wet pedicures that involves a wastage of gallons of water per pedicure. Considering the available freshwater supply has been decreasing day by day due to industrialization and globalization, shifting to a waterless pedicure is the right thing to do. Furthermore, the dry alternative is so simple that it can be done at home. 

Of course, the bubbles of footbath solutions in a wet pedicure feels nice, but waterless pedicures are more beneficial to you as well as the environment in the long run. 

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