Don’t let your hands make you look older than you really areâ€”with lines, wrinkles, dark spots, thin, fragile skin, and dry, brittle nails. Hands are subject to a lot of daily abuse, and to keep them soft and supple requires daily care and maintenance.
In the first place, stop thinking of your nails as a toolâ€”they are more like protection for your finger tips and made of protein called keratin. Even strong, healthy nails can break or snag easily when you use them to pull out staples or lift heavy packages. Avoid prolonged exposure to anything that can dry out skin, including harsh detergents, hot water, and sun.
To make a manicure last, keep nails at a reasonable length
Do you have nail envy? You know, when you see a woman with perfectly manicured nails and theyâ€™re for real! For the rest of us, itâ€™s a struggle to keep nails all the same length without breaking, splitting or discoloring. According to Dr. Ariel Ostad, a Manhattan-based board certified dermatologist, our nails are a reflection of our health. â€œDark nails or thin, flat nails are a sign of iron deficiency, says Dr. Ostad. â€œPeeling nails can mean a diet lacking in vegetable oil and a diet low in iron can cause nails to become thin and easily broken. Finally, yellow nails may indicate diabetes.â€
Dr. Ostad recommends daily moisturizing wit
Dreaming of the right to live in flip flops? Are you counting down the days to sandal season with the same relish as your kids have for the last day of school? Summer is nearly here and that means strappy heels and open toed slingbacks are coming out of the closet.
If the idea of baring your toes keeps you shivering in knee high boots long into spring, you’re not alone. Women tend to be very hard on their feet, from squeezing them into torturously high heels and narrow points to pounding the pavement in shoes that lack the proper arch support. Years of trekking can give you a lot of pain, and leave your feet in no shape to be seen. When a paraffin pedicure simply isn’t enough, there a
Share the Love with Beauty Gifts Straight from Cupid’s Arrow
Itâ€™s that time of year where love is in the air.Â For many of us romantics, itâ€™s the time to express affection to loved ones and find the perfect way to say â€œI Love You.â€Â Itâ€™s also an excuse to indulge in yummy heart-shaped chocolates, expensive lingerie and bouquets of red roses.Â Whether celebrating with your sweetheart or not, make this Valentineâ€™s Day extra special with the following beauty must-haves that will make you feel beautiful anytime of the year.