Information On Pedicure Tips

As far as beauty treatments go most of us neglect our feet. You don’t have to book a visit to a spa to keep your feet in good condition. There are simple things you can do at home to keep you feet in top shape.

When Most People Think of Nail Care, it’s fingernails that come to mind. Yet, in cities like New York and Paris, pedicures outrank manicures as the current beauty “must-haves.” I’m not sure why this is. Perhaps it’s the hoseless legs, bare feet, and strappy shoes ladies wear with no regard to the season – although it could be something else that I have no knowledge of.

One of the best pedicure tips is to soak your feet for 10-minutes in a basin or pedicure tub filled with warm water. This will help soften the cuticles and calluses on the on the bottoms of your feet. For extra relaxation benefits, add some Epsom salt and a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

Next, rub the cuticle and move it to the base of the nail using an orange stick. Push the cuticle backward to strengthen the skin. With a cuticle cutter, nip the protruding cuticles carefully without damaging the skin.

Remove old nail polish with nail polish remover, and then wash and sanitize the hands with soap, and hot water or scrubbing with bath salt. Bath salt is best as it helps remove dead skin cells, after which a clean towel should be used to dry the hands.

Use 5 drops of tea tree oil and ¾ basin of warm water, soak feet for at least 20 minutes. Pat feet dry.(substitute with eucalyptus, peppermint or lemongrass oil).

To perform a pedicure you will need all of the same files, implements and tools required to perform a manicure except you will want to replace the finger bowl with the foot bath.

Filling Nails: Use emery board to make your fingernails smooth and good looking. You can use emery board to smoothen the ends of your fingernails. Do not use emery board to scrap your natural nail surface at all. This will make the nails surface rough.

Try to be very careful while applying nail polish. Try to use even strokes and take don’t be in a hurry. After the first coat dries apply the next coat for more shine. To add the extra glint, a third coat will finish the job. Wait for the nail polish to dry after each coat you put.

Apply a cuticle cream or drop of sweet almond oil to your cuticles. Leave on for a few minutes and then using an orange wooden stick, carefully push back cuticles until they are all even with each other.

Toenail Clippers: Toenails that hang over the toes can result in injury, and tear holes in your favorite socks. This is why keeping them trimmed is important. Regular nail clippers are too small and aren’t durable enough to withstand the thickness of toenails.

Just remember one thing, if you don’t time for a pedicure at least remove the old polish completely rather than walk around with chipped polish,it just looks better.

Secret Hair Tips For The Surfer Girl

There are a lot of benefits that come from spending your days near seas and oceans. The most important one of all is definitely the health aspect. When you are a surfer on the other hand, you will also encounter some downsides to this type of living. Girls for example, have to battle lots of hair problems due to the exposure to the sun, water and wind. So here are some tips for you surfer girls out there.

The first thing that you should do before heading out is to wet your hair. When the hair is dry it actually acts like a sponge, absorbing all that salt and dirt into it. You should have an extra bottle of fresh unsalted water with you and pour it over your hair. This way you make sure that you don’t give your hair a shock treatment. You may think that our hair doesn’t have the capacity of absorbing so much water. However studies have demonstrated that the hair can be a useful tool in fighting against oil spills. This means that whatever your hair absorbs while you are in the ocean, remains on the hair fibers.

Don’t’ forget about the conditioner. Surly you think it’s silly to do this as it will be washed by the waves. Nevertheless, you should try it. Your hair will absorb the ingredients from the hair product, therefore preventing it from other things. There are also some conditioners that have UV protection, so all the more reason to use them. You can also mix things a little bit by using natural oils instead of conditioners. For instance, you might want to use jojoba oil, argan oil or even kuikui nut oil. These are really helpful so you will surely see the difference.

When you are not the type of girl who cuts her hair short then you could start braiding your locks in order to protect it more. When you do this, it will absorb less water and also you won’t have to worry about the damaging rays of the sun. You can also wear a hat while you surf, however you should know how to pull this look together.

While your hair is wet, you should avoid brushing it. Your hair is already frail by all the water and the sun, this is why you should make sure that you won’t harm it anymore. Shampooing should also be done responsibly. Don’t’ overdo it otherwise you will wash all the natural oils from your hair. Keep a balance both on the board and in your hair care regime and surely you will look and feel great!


Hot Oil Hair Treatment To Prevent Hair Fall

Anyone who has been for a hair spa knows the benefit of hot oil hair treatment. Albeit in India we all have been always advised to oil our hair by almost everyone who gives advice on hair care but we have taken the advice lightly. Hot oil hair treatment is an inexpensive luxury with enumerable benefits. Nowadays oil treatments are available in markets as well. All you have to do is heat oil either in microwave or on stove . Oil main purpose is to condition our hair. With increasing pollution, humidity , temperature variation effecting our hair we have made it worse by using steamers, dryers ,curlers , strengtheners etc . Use of these products result in split ends and hair fall too.
One should be careful while using hair treatment as hot mixture if applied without caution can burn the surface area of hair. If hair oil is too hot let it cool and then apply. Basic aim of hair oil is to moisturize your hair and constant moisturizing keeps makes hair healthy and bouncy. Regular repeated use relieve one from dandruff and reduces the side effects of all dryer or burner .If you cannot get away from a curler or a straightener then make sure you use this treatment at least once in a week. Hair oil also relieves you from stress and gives you a peaceful sleep if used before going to the bed.

Steps for hair oil treatment are as follows:-

Step1: Warm the oil and with the help of cotton apply it on your scalp .Try to cover the roots of your hair

Step2: With the help of finger tips gently massage your scalp for 5-10 minutes.

Step3: Now take a bath towel which can cover all your hair and soak it into warm water. Squeeze the towel nicely and make sure it’s not hot enough to burn your scalp.

StEp:4 Wrap the towel around your hear and keep it for 15 minutes .Many women keep it or 5 minutes too depending upon the availability of time. Towel opens the pores and imbibes the oil into your scalp.

Step5: Shampoo your hair as usual.

Step6: You can avoid the conditioner if you want for that day.

Step6: Let them dry naturally and do not comb wet hair.

You can mix almost all the oils and apply it on your hair. For example you can mix coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil together. You can use only Olive oil or almond oil depending upon the availability. Choose according to your hair suitability.

Some of the hot oil recipe for damaged hair is as follows:-

1. Take equal quantity of olive oil and warm water .Mix them together and warn on low heat. Massage your scalp with the mixture and follow the same procedure of hot towel wrap.

2. Take dry curry leaves and crush them. Mix it with coconut oil and warn the mixture. Strain the mixture in a bowl and apply it on your hair

3 Take coconut oil and squeeze a lemon into it. Apply it on your hair. This will condition your hair and remove dandruff as well.

4. Take 2tbsp olive and 1tbsp honey .Warm it up and apply your hair. You can increase the quantity according to your hair length.

5 Take rosemary leaves and olive oil in equal quantity .Warm and strain the mixture. Apply it on hair. This treatment is used for dry hair.

6.You can use Johnson baby oil as well. This I read in newspaper where actress Amrita Arora advised it and I like her hair.

7.Mix Soya bean oil with castor oil in 1:2 proportion. Warm and apply.

8.I have used Ram dev(popular yoga teacher of India) hair oil and mixed it with olive oil. Did wonders to my hair when they had dandruff in it.

You can keep changing the oil according to your choice. Almond oil and rosemary leaves are good for brain sharpening as well. You can take this treatment in parlor as well but you need to take out time for it and this treatment you can easily do at home without paying for it .Make sure you are not allergic to any oil or ingredients of the oil.