Gel nails are gorgeous, efficient, and long lasting – as long as you go about maintaining your gel nails correctly. If you’ve never had them, gel nails are technically artificial, because several coats of a special polish are used to seal your nails. The layers cover your natural nails, but they can still grow.
Nail beauty routines are important. A manicure and pedicure can be a rare treat a few times a year, or it can be part of a regular beauty routine. If you do get professional nail care, you will need to schedule regular salon visits for upkeep. Depending on the type of manicure pedicure you choose, you can expect to make these appointments one to four times per month on average. Natural nails generally require less maintenance than artificial ones. Other determining factors include your nail growth rate and whether you have any special hand or foot care needs that a regular manicure and pedicure will help.
Your fingernails — composed of laminated layers of a protein called keratin — grow from the area at the base of the nail under your cuticle. Healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. They’re uniform in colour and consistency and free of spots or discoloration.
Prevent and repair dry, damaged nails
Many women battle dry, damaged nails that split, peel or break. Though sometimes weak nails are hereditary, you can take some measures to help your fingernails grow longer, stronger and healthier. Follow these tips to help prevent and repair damaged, brittle nails.
It’s no secret 2015 was a big year for bold beauty trends.
From crazy coloured hair to insane makeup, we saw all sorts of ways to get creative and experiment with your personal style.Just this year alone we saw everything from over-the-top aqua tips, icicle nail accents and sparkly shattered glass fingernails to marble manis and cosy cable knit nails.
Not only is a foot massage pleasurable, it can also promote health and well-being. According to Chinese medicine, most of the sensory nerves of your internal organs are in your feet. During a reflexology session, the practitioner will use your foot as a detailed body map, and treat any health ailments by using massage and pressure on the meridian points that correspond to specific organs, purportedly sending energy to them. Both reflexology and traditional foot massage have been shown to promote psychological and physical health.
More and more massage therapists are advertising hand massages. There are many more than just three benefits to a hand massage. But for the purposes of this article, we want to zero in on three critical payoffs: better circulation, better range of motion and pain relief.
Bring down any swelling with a soak, pampering your feet is very important!
Soak feet in a mixture of water, a dozen ice cubes, six drops of tea-tree oil, and rosemary leaves (or use a store-bought tea tree–oil soak). Submerge one foot for 30 seconds, remove from water, then rub vigorously with a towel. Repeat with the other foot, and keep soaking until the swelling subsides. While all soaks help soften skin, certain ones also exfoliate dead skin cells, making feet smoother. Look for products with ingredients such as milk and fruit juices, which contain natural acids that gently dissolve dry, rough patches.