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Saturday, April 06, 2013

DIY: Simple hand/body scrub

April 06, 2013 2 Comments

Hello everyone!

This is a recipe for a simple DIY scrub with few ingredients.  This scrub will remove dead skin cells and leave you with soft, touchable skin.  Scrubbing off the top layer of dry skin is the quickest way to soften the skin and take years off your hands.  Use on hands and feet, or whole body.

Ingredients:

White/Brown sugar or Salt
Olive oil
Water



Method:
  1. Mix half a cup of sugar or salt, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of water in a bowl until fully blended.
  2. Apply mixture to your skin and rub in a circular motion.
  3. Rinse with water until you can no longer feel the grains of sugar/salt.
  4. Towel dry and apply a moisturising lotion.

Tips:
  • If you use sugar, you can even use it after shaving as the sugar doesn't sting like salt does.
  • Use on elbows and knees as well to reveal smoother skin.


Have an awesome weekend!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Tips for healthy cuticles

January 08, 2012 0 Comments
Hello everyone!  How is 2012 going so far?

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to take better care of your hands and nails, keep reading for some great tips!

When most people think of nail care they think of their nail problems like peeling.  Nevertheless, your cuticles (the skin immediately around the fingernail) also contribute to nail health and appearance.  Neglected cuticles are prone to hangnails and dryness, whilst bitten or badly cut cuticles may become infected.   Follow these simple steps to proper cuticle care:

·         Avoid using harsh soaps when washing your hands as they can cause dry cuticles.

·         Exfoliate your hands once a week.

·         Keep your cuticles moisturised.  Massage moisturising hand cream onto your cuticles, and slip on a pair of cotton gloves every night before you go to sleep.  Also, apply oil (olive oil or almond oil) on the fingertips and massage your nails with it.  

·         Never cut your cuticles!  Your cuticles perform an important job; they protect the roots of your nails from harmful bacteria.  Push the cuticles back with a non-metal tool, such as an orange stick.

·         Don’t push back dry cuticles.  Try pushing back your cuticles right after you get out of the shower, or soak your fingertips for a short time in a bowl of warm water.

·         There are three steps to the push back cuticles:
1.       Apply a cuticle remover
2.       Use an orange stick to gently push back
3.       Move the orange stick in a circular motion at the base of the nail to remove any dead skin.

·         Although it’s not a good idea to cut your cuticles, it’s fine to cut your hangnails.  Hangnails should usually be cut using nail scissors or a nail clipper; biting or pulling them frequently makes them worse.

using a nail file

It’s simple: healthy cuticles look better than unhealthy ones.  And healthy cuticles also help keep nails healthy.  

XOXO
Euphrasie85