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Self Care & Social Distancing

Does social distancing have your hair, skin, and nails looking a hot mess? Although many have taken to social media, showing their haircuts, they've done themselves, there are some self care routines that you can do on your own.

1. Glowing Skin - To keep your skin looking radiant, drink appropriate amounts of water throughout the day. An appropriate amount of water to drink is your weight in ounces. If you weigh 150 pounds, then it is appropriate to drink 150 ounces of water per day. Drinking water helps expel toxins from your body that can keep your skin clear.  As an added benefit, add fresh lemons to your water. Lemons aid in the cleansing process. For a refreshing drink with additional benefits for your skin try this recipe. 

- Pitcher of Spring Water

- 3 fresh lemons (cleaned and sliced)

- 1 cucumber (cleaned and sliced)

- Fresh mint leaves (cleaned)

- two teaspoons of chia seeds

Give this recipe a try. Drink daily for the entire quarantine period and see how your skin looks by the end of time frame. Keep in mind, you also have to monitor what you're eating. Limit your sugary snacks and drinks. Let us know how it works for you.

2. Whiteheads & Blackheads - An at-home trick for removing blackheads a whiteheads since we can't go out and get our facials at the moment.  Your children may have some Elmer's Glue at home, and hopefully you have some charcoal capsules. The charcoal is used to draw out the toxins and the glue will act as an adhesive. So when you peel back the glue, you are removing the blackheads and whiteheads straight out of the skin.  You will be able to see them all on the glue as it is peeled off.

- Squeeze some glue into a bowl.  Enough to cover the entire face.

- break open 1 to 2 charcoal capsules and stir the powder into the glue until you have a black, gooey mixture.

- use a popsicle stick or spoon to spread the mixture all over the face. 

- Let dry. (Be careful not to place the mixture on your eyebrows or any hair you don't want removed.) That will hurt!

- Slowly peel off the mask until it is completely removed. Feel how soft your skin has become.

If you have tried this method, please let us know how it worked out for you.

3. Old Gel Polish Removal - We all know that your favorite nail technician has been deemed a non-essential business. How dare they? Many of us still have old gel polish still on our nails and it is growing out like crazy. Here are some tips for you to safely remove your gel polish while the country is closed.

- Get some aluminum foil and cut into 10 small rectangles.

- Get some gauze from your first aid kit, ( yes this is an emergency) and cut into 10 small squares.

- You will also need some acetone based nail polish remover.

-One last item you will need is some oil from your kitchen. Olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil; almost any will do. 

Take 1 square of gauze and lay it onto 1 piece of foil. Saturate the gauze in the acetone. Wrap the foil around 1 finger with gauze laying directly on top of the fingernail. Repeat with all 10 fingers and let sit.  Monitor each finger closely. If any irritation occurs, discontinue. Once the polish has peeled and lifted, you should be able to scrape the polish off with a spoon.

After you have safely removed the polish from your nails, use the kitchen oil to moisturize the nails and cuticles. 

Now you're all set and ready for your nail technician when they reopen.

In the meantime, visit our website for a Manicure Box to keep your nails healthy and cute during the quarantine.

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