MANICURE and PEDICURE Purpose of manicure Prevent hang - nail formation. Prevents nail damages like splits, tears, and fragile tips. The accompanying massage of the hands improve and increase the blood circulation, suppleness and flexibility of the hands and wrist. Discourages wrinkling of the skin on the hand, which is one of the first body part to show the sign of aging. Implements Nail cutter , nail filer , Orange stick , Cuticle pusher , Nail brush , Material , Acetone , Liquid soap or shampoo Oil or cream , Warm water , Antiseptic lotion , Nail polish Procedure Remove the old polish with acetone using cotton , Shape the nail using nail cutter and nail filer , Dip and soak the hands in luke warm water to which liquid soap or shampoo is added Wash the hand with cold clear water and then wipe fingers with a soft towel , Clean the nail using orange stick and cotton dipped in Antiseptic lotion Buff the cuticle with some cream , Push the cuticle back gently using cuticle pusher , Massage the hands for five minutes , Apply the first coat of nail polish When the first coat is dried and hard apply the second coat. Do not dab but stroke in on with three even strokes starting at the base and sweeping up to the top Allow to dry thoroughly in between the coats. Purpose of Pedicure To keep the feet in good condition and to make the skin soft and smooth. It improves blood circulation, nourishes the skin and the leg and foot muscles It discourages foot ailments. Implements Nail cutter , Nail filer , Cuticle cutter , Cuticle pusher , Nail brush , Orange stick , Pumice stone , Foot scrapper Two basins large enough for foot bath Materials Acetone , Liquid soap or shampoo , Luke warm water , Antiseptic lotion , Oil or cream , Nail polish , Foot powder Hydrogen peroxide Procedure Remove the old nail polish using acetone with lotion , File the nails and cut the nails if necessary. Place both the feet in Luke warm water containing liquid soap and hydrogen peroxide. Clean the foot using nail brush, foot scrapper and pumice stone. Remove the foot from the basin and clean thoroughly using a soft towel. With a cotton dipped in Antiseptic lotion and with the help of an orange stick apply the lotion under the free edge of each nail Buff the cuticle to soften the cuticle , Loosen the cuticle back gently , Massage the legs for five minutes Apply the first coat of nail polish and allow it to dry and then apply the second coat.