Friday, November 13, 2009

some tips for your tips...courtesy of skyy hadley

Where does the time go?

I mean...really...WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?

It seems like it was just summer and I was sweating my makeup off and now it's almost winter.


Anyway...Skyy Hadley, owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa (that's her in the pic, is she not simply gorgeous?), is here to give us some tips for keeping our skin, and especially our hands, healthy!

Read on...

Gloves and mittens can sometimes tear at our nails. If your nail splits, cracks or tears on the edge, drop a small amount of nail glue on the nail where it is damaged and then lay a tiny piece of facial tissue over the nail glue. Let the nail glue dry and gently buff to smooth. The benefit of using tissue rather than fabric is that when the tissue dries over the glue, it will become clear. If you use a fabric, like silk, you will see the individual stitches in fabric.

If you get a hang nail, resist the temptation to pull. Take a nail clipper and gently clip the hangnail at the root. Spray the entire nail with an astringent, to prevent germs and bacteria from infecting the nail.

Here's a great DIY treatment...

If you can’t make it into the salon to be pampered, you can make your own moisturizing treatment for your hands and feet that will counteract the drying effects of the cooler temperatures.

Take one cup of regular oatmeal and ½ cup of regular milk and heat up over the stove. Stir until cooked, add sugar to thicken the mixture, and then let cool a bit. When the mix is thickened, apply to hands and feet. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. The oatmeal soothes dry, itchy skin, and the milk acts as an exfoliant to help get rid of dry and dead skin cells. Finish off with pure shea butter as a moisturizer or a product that contains shea butter.

Thanks Skyy!

If you're ever in the area, stop in to Skyy's gorgeous Hoboken, NJ salon for some fabulous treatments.

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