Thursday, 12 December 2013

A toxic free Manicure and Pedicure

Hands and feet are often the most neglected. So I thought I would do a mini blog post on it.

I don't wear strong nail shades and tend to stick to milky pinks, so my hands look a little more groomed for special occasions. The rest of the time I buff my nails to a glossy healthy shine. I prefer organic and natural products which are chemical free. Nail polish and polish remover contain chemicals, so I like to limit there use to special occasions only. I would like to in future for go polish altogether.

For moisturising I am currently using Essential Care Calendula balm and Trevarno olive and almond hand cream. I haven't decided which is my favourite yet.

My daily hand care routine is to moisturise and condition my nails often, to prevent them from drying out.

I apply Essential Care Calendula balm to my feet before bed. I don't wear polish on my toes.

For a manicure I file my nails using a crystal nail file, then I soak my hands in a bowl of warm water with bath salts for 10 minutes. Then I gently scrub my nails with a nail brush to gently push back my cuticles. After this is complete I buff my nails and then apply either Trevarno olive and almond hand cream or Essential Care Calendula balm.

For a pedicure I soak my feet for 10 minutes in a bowl of warm water and bath salts. Then I tend to my toe nails and use a pumice stone to remove any dry skin from the heels. Then I apply Essential Care Calendula Balm and pop on cotton socks.

Are you a natural product lover or a nail polish addict?

- Louise

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