Thursday, May 2, 2013

Great Advice for both Salon-Goers and DIY Manicurists alike

Achieving and maintaining gorgeous nails is less a matter of luck and more a matter of caring for them correctly.  Fortunately,  proper nail care is quite easy if you use the right products and take a few simple precautions when at the nail salon.
Nails need to be moisturized, especially after removing nail polish.  Luckily, the Revival Nail Polish Remover by ASK Cosmetics does both:  removes your polish super fast and efficiently while conditioning and hydrating your nails and cuticles at the same time.  For more information on this remover click

Here are the most important tips to keep in mind at your next salon visit:
  • While most nail salons follow strict cleanliness and disinfection guidelines, be sure to look for the following when frequenting a salon:  Does your nail technician have the necessary experience and/or license, if required?  Are the stations clean?  Does the nail technician wash her hands between clients?  Are there dirty tools lying around?  Ask how they clean their tools.

  • If you get frequent manicures and pedicures, consider purchasing your own tools to be used at the salon.

  • Check that the pedicure footbaths and filters are thoroughly disinfected before you use them.  If not properly cleaned, they can harbor bacteria and fungus.  If the salon does not appear clean, then choose another one.  Don't take any chances!

  • Shave our legs after getting a pedicure, not before!  Don't shave your lower legs for at least 24 hours before you get a pedicure.  If you nick yourself while shaving, a pedicure could put you at risk for an infection.

  • If you want to wear a bright red or orange polish, prevent discolouration by appyling an extra layer of base coat.  If your nails are yellowed and discoloured from the polish, your nails should return to normal colour over several weeks if you stay away from bright polish.

  • There is no scientific proof that immersing nails in gelatin makes them stronger.  Polishes that contain strengthening ingredients increase nail stiffness, which may make nails break more frequently.

  • Do not wear artificial nails to cover up nail problems as they may make them worse.  Artificial nails are not recommended for people who are prone to fungal infections or have brittle nails.  For people with healthy nails, artificial naisl can be fine as long as they are not worn continuously.

  • If you wear artificial nails, know what products are used as the substances can cause an allergic reaction and if you develop a rash or other reaction, your doctor will need this information.

Stay safe and protect your precious finger and toe nails on your future visits.  Gain some peace of mind that your favourite salon is hygenic, certified and willing to please its most conscientious customers, like yourself.  Then you can fully relax and enjoy that next pedi you go in for.

Contact me at if you would like to enter our next nail transformation challenge "Going from fake to really gorgeous nails", that will be starting soon. 
Til next time,  Lisa Mueller

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