Monday, January 16, 2012
Essentials on Nail Care - Part 1
Understanding the Importance of Lipids
There are several different types of lipids and not all lipids work in the same way. Different types of lipids within our bodies do different things; for example, some lipids are responsible for vitamin absorption, others for energy production, and still other lipids are necessary for cell lubrication. For our purposes we will concentrate on the latter. Bear in mind that our cuticles are comprised of thousands of cells, whose cell membranes are actually made up of lipids and plasma. Lipids coat the cells with lubrication, providing a protective barrier. In addition, lipids allow for proper function and cell development, which is important because most cells continually degrade and replace these membrane lipids. Thus, there is a continuous need for them.
Many people are not aware of the fact that we strip these ever so important lipids from our hands, nails and cuticles every day. This happens when we wash our hands numerous times, use hand cleansers containing sulphates, apply hand lotions containing waxes and silicones, clean our homes using harsh cleansing agents or chemicals, etc. A good indication that our bodies are lacking lipids is dry skin and stiff hair.
Our lipid-rich nail conditioner, T.I.P.S.™, is specially designed to replenish your nails and cuticles with these essential lipids. As proven in clinical studies our formulation combined with our secret ingredient allow the penetration of lipids into the nail, hair and skin, putting back what nature intended to be there in the first place.