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And seeing as how we have touched bases a little on hair and skin, lets talk nails! n my beauty group I cover everything from hair, skin, nails, makeup, right down to moisturizers, I honestly like to cover all areas that women and even men struggle with on daily bases.
Because no one wants dry brittle nails, right? Ive had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Quicke of Salon SAS this past week, and she’s given me the rundown on the basics you will need for keeping those hands looking flawless.
And as always remember to join our beauty group on facebook “ego studio” where we are always there running fun contest, give aways and answeing any questions you have!
BECAUSE YOUR NAILS SHOULD LOOK AS GREAT AS YOU
by Amanda Quick Salon SAS
It’s a sad day when nice manicured nails chip. But it’s heartbreaking when, one by one, all of your nails break, leaving little stumps where glossy, gorgeously squared nails used to exist. Thanks a lot, Winter. ‘Tis the season for dry skin and — you guessed it — brittle, cracked nails. Your cuticles probably aren’t looking’ good, either.
Follow these simple steps to keep your nails strong and healthy until warmer weather arrives:
*Step 1: Soften Up Keeping skin well moisturized is a must for deterring winter dryness, this much you already know. But nails are vulnerable to moisture loss, too. Get yourself an intensely hydrating hand lotion and slather it on often (like clockwork after washing your hands), massaging over your nails and into your cuticles.
*Step 2: Coddle Your Cuticles Rough cuticles not only look unattractive, they can actually hurt. Nail health depends on cuticle health, because these thin layers of skin actually work to shield and protect nails as they grow, blocking bacteria and other bad things from invading the nail bed. Give them some TLC with a nightly rubdown using a good Cuticle Oil, Leave it on overnight to soothe and condition cuticles and fortify nails.
*Step 3: Shorten and Shield No matter what the weather, long nails are more likely to snag, crack and break than short ones. Keep them trim and even. Then apply a coat of protective polish.
*Step 4: Avoid Aggressors Wear gloves when doing dishes! Those easy-to-use, acetone-laced nail polish remover pads are No-No, Stick with acetone-free polish remover when you can.
*Step 5: Take It Inside don’t leave your nails hanging without cold-weather nutritional backup? Make room on your supplement shelf for a bottle of everyone’s favorite B vitamin: biotin. It can help strengthen brittle nails. Take it alone, or with other nourishing nutrients in a handy hair, skin and nails formula
Nails by amanda
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