Remedies for brittle fingernails

As many researchers inform that Brittle fingernails are a common condition, occurring in about 20 % of people. Brittleness in the nail may be caused by trauma, such as repeated wetting and drying, repeated exposure to detergents and water, and excessive exposure to harsh solvents, such as those found in nail polish remover. There are some solutions as the improving for normal Brirrle Nails circumstance. Besides, Nail brittleness may be a symptom that caused by medical condition, such as lung cancer, Raynaud’s disease and so on. Therefore, you should be check with your doctor for recognition. SpaSalonUs will help you in some normal case as the remedies for recovering brittle fingernails.

A.Tea Tree oil And Vitamin E

A teaspoon of Tea Tree oil with a couple of drops of Vitamin E won’t only help you have stronger, healthier nails but will prevent nail fungus as well as successfully treat any existing infection.

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B. Massage

Well here’s an easy, cost-effective remedy for brittle nail that apply the chosen Lotion product on each nail, massaging gently and thoroughly all the way. The Product will add moisture and soften your cuticles while a massage improves blood circulation, making your nail stronger, healthier and even longer in the long run

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C. Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Mixture

Uses at least two times a week with mixed with a few drop of lemon juice with olive oil. Then massage them into your nails thoroughly, let it soak in, then clip soft manicure gloves on and let the mixture work its magic overnight. You will get surprise!

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D. Sea Salt

Mix together two teaspoons of fine sea salt with 2 drops each of lemon juice or oil, frankincense oil, myrrh oil and wheat germ oil. Pour this mixture into a bowl of warm water, then soak your hands and keep them soaked for about 10 to 15 minutes

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D. Night Treatment with Vitamin E

Nightly massage with just a few drops of this oil will help improve the condition of your nails greatly, making them healthier with each use. Wear manicure gloves for better, faster results but have in mind that this is not a miraculous cure and that it takes some time to work.

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F. Beer Soak

Warm a quarter of a cup of olive oil, mix it with an equal amount of apple cider vinegar and half a cup of beer. Now soak your nails into this mixture, give them about 15 minutes to soak in all those nutrients and voila

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G. Only Lemon Juice

Squeeze the juice out, dip a cotton pad in it, then swipe each nail. Continue to massage the leftover juice in, let it dry on your nails, then rinse your hands in lukewarm water. The yellow tone is gone and the tips are looking brighter than ever!

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H. Herbal Mask

Pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon each of chamomile and peppermint tea, let them steep for an hour and a half, then strain the herbs away and mix in half a teaspoon of olive oil and two tablespoons of wheat flour. Blend well, apply to your nails, let it sit for a half an hour, then rinse off

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How to Make a Pedicure Last

way paint nail with spasalon.usA pedicure can make your feet look and feel splendid, but they can be costly and many of us simply don’t have the time to have regular pedicures. Hope this post will help you to make the best of a nail and hold on the results for as long as possible!!

Step :

1. Reapply a clear top coat over your polish weekly. This will maintain the colour & keep up to 4 weeks
2. You can use the rasp to gently remove hard skin from the soles of the feet. This should be done weekly after a bath.
3. Exfoliate the skin on you feet and lower legs twice a week to maintain softness and aid the removal of dull dead skin cells.
4. Massage moisturising lotion into the feet and lower legs daily. you will maintain softness and suppleness and the massage motions help to which is great for radiant, stimulate blood circulation, healthy skin and easing aches and pains.

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Nail care  very easy when Do These Nails

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1. Prep nails for gel polish, including applying and curing the appropriate base coat.

2. Randomly apply an aqua glitter mix (including glitter flakes, micro beads, and hexagon glitter) to the tacky layer.

3. Apply Gelish to Top It Off and 3 mm. aqua rhinestones, 2 mm. and 4 mm. Silver micro beads and aurora borealis rhinestones. (See below explanation for three different configurations.) Seal with two more coats of Top It Off, encasing the tops and sides of the stones, curing between each coat. Wipe with a lint-free cloth and alcohol.

3rd nail: Diagonal: The diagonal French stone placement adds some edginess.

4th nail: Serpentine: The S-shaped curve of stones gives nails an elongated appearance.

5th nail: Bubble Up: Place all the stones together for a more conservative client.

Pedicure Safety Tips

Pedicure Infections 1You want walk away with more than pretty feet. I think you need go to a salon and practices proper hygiene.

You could walk away with an infection due to the use of unsanitary tools and contaminated foot baths if the pedicure salon doesn’t practice proper hygiene.

According research to the American Academy of Dermatology, pedicure health risks include fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot and nail fungus, and bacterial skin infections, a potentially serious antibiotic-resistant staph infection.

1 Before You Go

For starters pedicure instruments and footbaths are typically cleanest at the beginning of the day.

Ask the person you make your appointment with how much time there is between appointments. Pedicure disinfectants require at least 10 minutes to work.

Some other tips before you go:

– Don’t shave your legs. Hair removal can cause cuts or subtle abrasions that you don’t even notice on your feet. These tiny openings in the skin can allow bacteria and fungus to enter.
– Bring your own pedicure tools. Bacteria and fungus can easily move from one person to the next on pedicure utensils that haven’t been properly sterilized. Bringing your own tools will eliminate that risk

2 Before You Remove Your Shoes

If they look dirty, find another place to get a pedicure. Also, check out the bathroom. If the bathrooms are dirty, that’s a clue that the pedicure salon may not have high hygiene standards.

Footbaths should be drained and washed with disinfectant between customers and every night, and pedicure instruments should be soaked in disinfectant between customers.

3 While You Are There

Try not to get too comfortable during your pedicure.

Don’t let the pedicure technician cut your cuticles. Pushing back the cuticle can also damage it, increasing the risk of infection to your feet.
Be sure your feet are smoothed properly. A standard pedicure usually includes removal of dead skin on the feet, but this should be done with a pumice stone or foot file.

4. After You Leave

Be on guard for infections to your feet in the days and weeks following a pedicure. The appearance of a pimple or boil that’s red, swollen, or painful could be a sign of a bacterial staph infection. An itchy foot rash or yellowish toenail could signal a fungal infection.

Pedicure Infections

spasalon.us nail spaPedicure infections are surprisingly very easy to pick up, if proper disinfection guidelines are not followed. Usually occurring in salons and spas that cater to numerous individuals, pedicure infections have been known to get as serious as amputations and even death. The major problem lies in not so much the cleanliness of the pedicure spas as many would assume, but in the necessary disinfectant guidelines.

Most pedicure-related infections have been linked to contaminated footbaths used in the pedicures. When pedicure spa chairs aren’t cleaned and disinfected properly, hair and skin can gather in the tub basin; and bacteria can grow to unusually high levels. The traditional pedicure spas use circulation systems that trap the bacteria in pipes of pedicure spa chairs. The modern pedicure spa chairs are equipped with a new system, called pipeless whirlpool, which doesn’t keep contaminated water and bacteria in the pedicure spa chairs.

One pedicure infection that can result is called atypical mycobacterium, which is often misdiagnosed and treated as a common staph infection of the skin. The first symptom is usually a pimple that becomes larger, like an infected cyst or furuncle. To treat the infection successfully, a culture must be taken to look specifically for the mycobacterium organism. This can require several weeks to complete, with the appropriate treatment being multiple rounds of antibiotics lasting up to several months.

What is staph infection? How do people get staph infections through pedicures? Staph is the shortened name for staphylococcus, a type of bacteria. These bacteria can live harmlessly on many skin surfaces. When the skin is punctured or broken for any reason, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection. Staph infections normally cause a red, swollen, and painful area on the skin. Other symptoms include: a skin abscess, fever, and warmth around the infected area.

In other types of infections such as in the case of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) infections, it will start with a small red bump and would grow by accumulating pus inside. It can be very painful and would extend deep in to the tissues as well. At the same time, it is possible for these persons to develop fever and rashes along with a MRSA pedicure infection. This bacterium is extremely difficult to treat in humans since it is very resilient to antibiotics including the penicillins and as the name suggests namely Methicillin and oxacillin. This bacterium has normally cause outbreaks in hospitals and health care settings since it’s so hard to treat and very easy to transmit from patient to patient . Recently though, it has been found causing outbreaks outside of hospitals and clinics and in communities amongst healthier people like in salons and spas (CA-MSRA or Community Associated MSRA).

Toenail infections can also lead to a nail fungus. A nail fungus or a fungal infection of the nail is the most common type of the disease that you can get in and around your nails.

The signs of a nail fungus are usually a yellow, discolored, thickened nail and for most people it is just a cosmetic issue. However, for a select few, for those people who do not have an intact immune system or people who do not have good sensation in their feet, it can cause some pain and can be a health problem if not treated.

According to United States Environmental Protected Agency, regular cleaning is just not enough to avoid pedicure infections as serious germs can with standard ordinary cleaners. To avoid harmful bacteria from building to high levels, disinfection is necessary. To kill harmful bacteria, viruses and fungus, the cleaning agent used must an EPA registered hospital or medical grade bactericide, viricide and fungicide.

Nails and Health

Nails and Health: Read the Signs

Did you know your nails can reveal clues to your overall health? A touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, or some rippling or bumps may be a sign of disease in the body. Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails. Keep reading to learn what secrets your nails might reveal.

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Pale Nails

Very pale nails can sometimes be a sign of serious illness, such as:
Anemia
Congestive heart failure
Liver disease
Malnutrition

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White Nails

If the nails are mostly white with darker rims, this can indicate liver problems, such as hepatitis. In this image, you can see the fingers are also jaundiced, another sign of liver trouble.

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Yellow Nails

One of the most common causes of yellow nails is a fungal infection. As the infection worsens, the nail bed may retract, and nails may thicken and crumble. In rare cases, yellow nails can indicate a more serious condition such as severe thyroid disease, lung disease, diabetes or psoriasis.

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Bluish Nails

Nails with a bluish tint can mean the body isn’t getting enough oxygen. This could indicate an infection in the lungs, such as pneumonia. Some heart problems can be associated with bluish nails.

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Rippled Nails

If the nail surface is rippled or pitted, this may be an early sign of psoriasis or inflammatory arthritis. Discoloration of the nail is common; the skin under the nail can seem reddish-brown.

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Cracked or Split Nails

Dry, brittle nails that frequently crack or split have been linked to thyroid disease. Cracking or splitting combined with a yellowish hue is more likely due to a fungal infection.

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Puffy Nail Fold

If the skin around the nail appears red and puffy, this is known as inflammation of the nail fold. It may be the result of lupus or another connective tissue disorder. Infection can also cause redness and inflammation of the nail fold.

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Dark Lines Beneath the Nail

Dark lines beneath the nail should be investigated as soon as possible. They are sometimes caused by melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

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Gnawed Nails

Biting your nails may be nothing more than an old habit, but in some cases it’s a sign of persistent anxiety that could benefit from treatment. Nail biting or picking has also been linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you can’t stop, it’s worth discussing with your doctor.

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Nails Are Only Part of the Puzzle

Though nail changes accompany many conditions, these changes are rarely the first sign. And many nail abnormalities are harmless — not everyone with white nails has hepatitis. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your nails, see a dermatologist.

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