Manicure Tips

 

Have you ever wondered why some people naturally seem to have hands with healthy skin and beautiful nails?  What are their secrets?   Our New Orleans hair salon believes that everyone can have pretty hands.  With a little pampering, your hands can be transformed from tired and rough to soft and silky smooth.  Just follow our tips!

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TIP #1: MOISTURIZE!

A daily moisturizer is a must for keeping hands soft.  Choose a good moisturizing cream or body butter that is super thick and rich in emollients, and natural ingredients that will heal damaged chapped skin and soften the rough spots.  Apply several times a day, especially after washing hands or spending time outdoors.  For the best and softest hands, try this approach:  Apply a thick layer of moisturizer to your hands just before bed time and then slip on a pair of comfortable cotton gloves.  As you sleep, the moisturizer will be absorbed by your skin, and the gloves will keep it from being rubbed away.  In the morning, your hands will feel amazingly soft and smooth.  We offer a wonderful selection of Pevonia skin care products at our New Orleans salon that are perfect for intense hydration and deep skin repair.  Ask one of our specialists when you visit.

 

 

skin careTIP #2:  ADD A DAILY DOSE OF SUNSCREEN

Use a sunscreen in addition to a daily moisturizer if you plan to be outdoors for any length of time. The skin on your hands is very sensitive and thin and can burn just as easily as other delicate areas of the body.   Using a good sunscreen with ample protection against the sun's rays is a way to prevent age spots and other signs of skin damage from appearing on the surface of your hands later on.

 

TIP #3:  CHOOSE A GENTLE CLEANSER

Always use a gentle cleanser for hand washing.   Many liquid soaps contain harsh ingredients such as alcohol and strong detergents.  When your hands are exposed to these detergents several times a day as you wash your hands, your skin will gradually become rough, chapped and dry.   As an alternative, look for a great moisturizing soap that you can carry with you in a small travel size container and use whenever you wash your hands.   You can also apply a moisturizer after washing your hands for an extra dose of TLC.  Your hands will thank you.

 

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Make an appointment at The Retreat Salon in New Orleans for the best professional skin care and nail salon services.  We look forward to meeting you and serving you with a fabulous menu of pampering treats for skin and body.

 

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