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pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails, analogous to a manicure. Pedicures are done for cosmetic, therapeutic purposes. They are popular throughout the world, and especially among women.

Pedicures include care not only for toenails; dead skin cells are rubbed off the bottom of the feet using a rough stone (often a pumicstone) or other material. Skin care is often provided up to the knee, including granular exfoliation,moisturizing, and massage.


A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands. Manicure consists of filing, shaping of the free edge, treatments, massage of the hand and the application of polish. There are also manicure services that are specialties for the hands and feet. For the hands, the soaking of a softening substance and the application of a lotion is a common specialty. When applied to the toenails and feet, this treatment is referred to as a pedicure. Nail treatments may include the application of artificial nail gels, tips, or acrylics, some of which are referred to as French manicures.