We all know that a short foot massage every now and then can really help us relax, particularly after a long day of standing up and walking around, when our feet tend to swell up. Sure, everyone enjoys it, but does it really have any benefits other than making us feel a bit more relaxed and relieving some of the pain?
There are a several different massage techniques that all promise certain health benefits. Traditional therapeutic techniques focus on relaxing the muscles and joints; acupressure seeks to improve general health and energy flow by acting upon specific pressure points; aromatherapy uses scented oils and relaxing music to add an additional element of relaxation by acting upon multiple senses; and reflexology seeks to improve internal organ function by massaging specific areas of the foot.
SOAK IT UP – For hands that are smooth and wrinkle free, soak them in a bowl of warm water for five minutes, before drying and applying your favourite hand cream. The water soaks into the skin and the cream forms a barrier, locking it in and easing aches and pains at the same time.
MOISTURIZE- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize – you can never overdo it! This applies for face & body moisturizers and also hand creams. Always carry a hand cream with you and apply frequently especially in the winter months when cold weather can dry out the hands.
For some, the allure of French culture is undeniable. The fashion, the food, the amount of paid vacation—it all just seems so … je ne sais quoi. So back when Jeff Pink, the creator of Orly nail polish was on the hunt for the perfect name for his custom manicure, he made the right choice in calling it “The French Manicure.” Despite having nothing to do with France, claiming the country for the name instantly gave the illusion of elegance, sophistication and style.The French manicure has been a top nail design choice for decades because of its simple and chic design, making it versatile enough to pair with anything you have in your closet. But where did it actually come from? Is it really French? We have been wondering the same things since the manicure has gotten a very visibly modern makeover, and we found some really fascinating information you’d be interested to know.
Take a close look at your fingernails. Are they strong and healthy looking? Or do you see ridges, dents, or areas of unusual colour or shape? Many less than desirable nail conditions can be avoided through proper fingernail care. Others might indicate an underlying condition that needs attention.
Fingernails: What’s normal, what’s not?
Nail-biting (onychophagy) is a common stress-relieving habit. You may bite your nails in times of stress or excitement, or in times of boredom or inactivity. It can also be a learned behaviour from family members. Nail-biting is the most common of the typical “nervous habits,” which include thumb-sucking, nose-picking, and hair-twisting or -pulling, tooth-grinding, and picking at skin.
Ever wanted to see how beautiful you really are? We will teach you ways to enhance your natural beauty; after all, the goal is generally not to construct a whole new face and look, but simply build on what you already have going for you. By establishing a hygiene/cosmetic routine and fostering confidence, you will be able to really accentuate your best physical features.
Take a close look at your fingernails. Are they strong and healthy looking? Or do you see ridges, dents, or areas of unusual colour or shape? Many less than desirable nail conditions can be avoided through proper fingernail care. Others indicate an underlying condition that requires attention.
Weak fingernails can be a challenge to toughen up. To protect weak or brittle fingernails and reduce the risk of splitting or breaking:
How can you protect your weak or brittle fingernails?
Keep your nails short. Long nails are more likely to split or break.