How to take care of your feet and nails

Thanks to our feet we are able to move and to walk and to explore the world without any problems. As a result our feet need constant care in order to be beautiful and healthy. We should avoid any problems because we must remember that our feet demand the same attention as the other parts of our body.

We shall tell you about five main ways to take care of your feet

  1. It is necessary to make your feet sleek.

Get used to the fact that you should use pumice-stone regularly. Especially in summer when you wear sandals and your feet are noticeable.

So, you will need to soak your feet for about fifteen minutes and remove the dead cells with the help of pumice-stone. It will help you to look well maintained every day.

Various scrubs and peelings on the basis of sugar or fruit pits can be also very effective, because just as the pumice-stone they help to remove dead cells from your feet. But after exfoliating you should not forget to apply a thick layer of moisturizing cream.

If you have a problem of calluses then you should use creams with salicylic acid in order to soften them and remove.

Foot care

    2. Don`t forget about moisturizing.

Each of us at least once in a lifetime faced the problem of dry heels. In case if this problem is too serious, you should consult your doctor and he will prescribe some effective ointments. But in case if this problem just appeared, you can find any moisturizing cream for feet by yourself because nowadays there is a plenty of them, or you can make one by your own hands following WikiTalks recipe http://wikitalks.com/2013/09/soothing-balsam-feet/ But after removing of calluses don`t forget about moisturizing.

Creams which contain Vaseline can be really effective it attracts moisture to the skin and this process will help you to forget about dry heels very soon.

     3.  Be careful with fungus.

Fungus is a widespread disease. Many people suffer from it but it is not correct to ignore it. You can find different gels, creams, ointments and sprays which will help you to get rid of this problem. But they help only in case if fungus is located on feet. Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat. All these products are effective in the same way so you can choose the one you prefer.

Foot sweating is one more problem that may occur. To get rid of it you should use special powders and talcs.

All the medications should be applied on the dry feet.

Good hygiene is the main condition of healthy feet. Don`t forget to wash your feet (especially between the toes)and wear clean socks every day. Fungus appears in damp conditions so be sure that your feet are always dry.

    4.  Remember about sunscreen creams.

You will be surprised but application of sunscreens on your feet is necessary when you wear sandals. It will help to protect your feet from heat damage.

    5. Pedicure.

Pedicure is necessary to maintain good condition of your nails but the effect depends on the technique of the professional. Incorrect cut of cuticle may lead to ingrown of the nail or even inflammation because of infection.

With age our nails become more delicate and dry. All the nail polishes and polish removers can make your nails damaged and dry. In order to moisturize your nail, apply and rub Vaseline or an ointment with vitamin E into the nail and the cuticle.

The First Beauty Post

… and probably the last.

It is Sunday and the neighbor’s Sunday music blasts outside. Good thing they have good taste in music. I am listening to some cool 90’s rock that I do not listen to but I have grown to liking because of the adlib on the instruments. Sunday is a lazy day. Today, the weather is good and it would have been a perfect day to spend some time at the beach but here I am writing this blog post.

My hard disk is beginning to accumulate unimportant files so I cleaned the drive of the junk I have been hoarding. I came across some vanity photos.  I am far from being a beauty blogger.  I may have accumulated beauty products in my drawer but I have not gotten used to applying them. One day, when age takes over, I’ll be applying product upon product on my face. Right now, I am too busy to be bothered by such superficial task of putting makeup or trying to control my unruly hair. There is always face powder and hair elastics to fix whatever imperfections I have.  I can always smile.  Because somebody said…

My cousin who lives with me has “Beauty Care” as one of her alternative class in high school.  She learned how to do manicure and pedicure.  I had my first manicure last year. I found this photo in one of my folders. These were taken using my phone’s camera.

I don’t get my nails done frequently. On most days, this is how my nails look.

They don’t look bad, right?

My cousin recently got her nails painted with cracked nail polish.  I might try this one day. Just for fun. Right now, I am too chicken to try.

I recently got my annual hair cut. This is the cycle of my hair: I have a haircut early in the year and let my hair grow the rest of the year. Also, I do not go to a salon. I call on a friend and ask her to cut my hair. (Yes, I am cheap.)

Before I got my haircut, I experimented with my long hair first. It may take months before I can do something fancy with it again.

How about some curls? Using my reliable clamps, I twisted my hair and secured the bum tightly like this.

When I removed the clamps later in the day, my hair looks like this.

When I was a child, my friends and I used cassava stems to curl our hair.  Whenever I see a cassava plant, I see it as an opportunity to curl my hair.

The fleshy object on my hair are the pliant cassava stems.

When I remove the stems, this is how it looks.

How about some braids? In the same beauty care class, my cousin learned how to braid the hair. I was her practice client.

I am the least vain among the people in the house. If you ask my aunt how they would describe me, they always say that I am simple.  Maybe I mask my vanity through simplicity.

But then again, who is vainer than a person who does not make an effort to enhance how she looks because she does not feel the need to?  HA!

One day, I will conquer my fear of looking silly.

Let me end this long post with a word from the wise. 😉

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