“FUSING MAGIC & CHEMISTRY INTO YOUR NAILS AND SKIN..”
We use our hands and feet everyday, pretty much all day. They take quite a beating, and without them, life could be very difficult, so we really need to look after them.
Our hands are sometimes one of the first things people notice, and a set of manicured nails would definitely create a better impression..
As far as feet go, you could be the most good looking person, but lets face it, if feet are not properly taken care of, once those shoes come off, you could easily land up chasing someone away 😉
Our nails also give an indication of our overall being, they can sometimes paint a picture of what is happening in your body
- Make sure you drink enough water with natural flavours like Lemon or Ginger. Your body is 70% water and everything will function optimally when you are well hydrated.
- Take supplements that promote health. Moringa leaf powder and Tumeric are very powerful antioxidants and promote healthy Keratin production.
- Your hair, skin and nails are all made up of Keratin.
- Household oils like Olive oil or Coconut oil can be massaged into your nail bed and cuticle twice a day to ensure a healthy nail growth.
Our tips for looking after your nails once visiting a salon. Having your nails done is always a rewarding experience, and is proven to improve one’s mood. Gel nails is especially wonderful, as there is no smudging, and they can last looking fabulous for up to 2 weeks
- NEVER pull Acrylic or Gel off your own nails!
- Even of they’re lifting on their own when you pull them off, you are pulling off so many of the natural layers of your nails, and this can take up to 6 months to repair.
- When you have Gelish or any other nails system ensure to give your nails a break in between.
- Keratin becomes hard when exposed to air so this is important for the strength of your nails.
- We all know Red is a sexy and vibrant colour, but if you have dry, flaky or brittle nails then keep it light and tone down your colour choice.
- The red pigment may cause drying and staining of the nails.
- In this case a nude is favored.
- Have regular Manicure and Pedicures to ensure a healthy cuticle which turns into a healthy nail bed .
AND NOW TO SORT OUT THOSE CRACKED HEALS AND MAINTAIN THAT PEDICURE..
- As we said above, Olive oil or Coconut oil can be massaged into your nail bed, cuticle and skin twice a day.
- The oils can be blended into a foot cream to create an emulsion, which is more easily absorbed into the skin.
- Never OVER rasp / file your feet.
- Removing too much skin off your heel will result in the skin feeling as though it has gone under a trauma and will only grow harder.
- A light rasp and then following with moisturizer is your best bet.
- Being barefoot can often lead to dry skin on the heels. Something as simple as wearing socks can prevent splitting heels especially in dry weather.
- Choosing the right shoe is important. If we put too much weight on one part of our foot we can cause a callus or cracking of the skin.
- For beautiful feet – comfort over beauty in this instance 😉
- Apply a daily foot cream at night before going to bed. A light moisturizer that will absorb nicely into the skin. Something minty could also benefit tired feet.
- The menthol is cooling and healing on the skin.
- For really cracked heals, wrap in plastic, and put socks on, so that the product really gets absorbed
- Come for regular Pedicures at MIRRORS, we give the best foot massage and we have a great deal at the moment….