Are you using the right cleanser & moisturiser?

Not sure if your using the right cleanser or moisturiser

In two very simple but important steps I show you how to determine if you’re using the right cleanser & moisturiser. Did you know the average Australian women spend $3600 per year on beauty products. So stop wasting money on useless skincare products.

Also check out The Age Fix- How to Look Ten Years Younger by a leading Plastic surgeon. Telling you which beauty products actually work. 

 

Cleanser & Moisturiser

Ist step Cleanser Test

Wash your face with a gentle cleanser about a 10 cents size. Do this first thing in the morning. Pat dry with  soft towel. Now sit down where it’s not too hot or cold for about an 30 to 60 mins. Then look and feel your skin.

  • Normal skin – has no oiliness or flakiness 
  • Combination skin – has oil on your T-Zone, large pores and dryness 
  • Oily skin – has oil on most areas & large pores. Foaming or Gel cleansers are great for N/C/O/A 
  • Acne Prone skin – has breakouts, oiliness, redness, sensitive and or dryness. Use AM a gentler cleanser. Then PM a more deeper cleanser. 
  • Dry Skin – has some flakiness, tightness and small pores. S
  • Sensitive skin – has some redness, rashes or itching. Always use a Sunblock
  • Mature skin – is usually over 40 yrs, fine lines, wrinkles and or sagging skin. Also can be slightly oily/dry/sensitive. Cream or Lotion Cleansers are ideal for N/D/S/M skin types

Basically if your skin feels ok you have normal skin. If it feels tight it’s probably dry. Or if it tends to feel oily or looks shiny its oily skin. But if you have both then you might have combination skin. Dont forget  Summer and Winter your skincare routine will change.

2nd Step Moisturiser test

Next apply your moisturiser usually about a 10 cents size. Again basically if your skin feels ok it’s normal. For Mature skins check out 3 most important Anti-Ageing ingredients your moisturiser should always have

  • Normal skin – your moisturiser should not feel heavy or leave you feeling tight
  • Oily skin – it shouldn’t leave a greasy feeling. Gel or Non-Comedogenic moisturiser are ideal for O/C/A skins 
  • Combination skin – it shouldn’t feel greasy on your t-zone or tight in other areas.  Apply less to your oilier areas and more to drier areas
  • Acne Prone skin –  similar to combination skin not a heavy feeling on oilier areas or tightness on drier areas. First apply your acne treatment before your moisturiser.
  • Dry Skin – it should absorb straight into the skin & relive any dryness. 
  • Sensitive skin – it shouldn’t leave skin irritated, stingy or red. Spritz throughout the day with a Moisturising Spray
  • Mature skin – Similar to normal skin type your moisturiser should not feel heavy or leave you feeling tight. Ideal to use a treatment serum first.  Mature skin can also be slightly C/O/D/S as well

If after your 2nd step you’re still not certain of your skin type. Book yourself a Salon or Mobile Facial Treatment. Then your therapist can diagnose your skin type. If you’re having a facial before a special occasion coming up allow a week before your Beauty Treatment. Espically if you have allergies or sensitive skin. Or having extractions done.

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Don’t forget your Eye and Lip Treatments

Remember your Eyes and Lips need attention too. A good Eye or Lip treatment is vital. As your skin is the thiniest on your eye area. Always lightly cleanse your eye area. For small bumps under the eyes use a gentle scrub. When using your face scrub always include your lips.

Moisturising only ever use an Eye Cream. To soften fine Lines and wrinkles try an Eye or Lip Mask. Include your lip area when moisturising your face. If you have dark circles just give yourself a regular mini eye massage to increase blood circulation. For those thin top lips try a good Lip Plumping product to increase the volume 

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What are the 5 basic Manicure Services?

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Not sure which is the right type of Manicure 

There are 5 basic Manicure & Pedicure Services. First is Regular Polish which  includes extras like scrubs & massage. Great idea for Kids Parties or the Elderly. For longer lasting Polish try a Gel Polish Mani. Goes on like regular polish using a UV Gel Lamp then dries in 30 seconds. Ideal for first time Mums or Weddings.

Maybe you want to try the new SNS Nail Polish. Where you dip nails in these little coloured pots, then just air dry your nails. Great tips here on nail colours makes your nails look longer or hands look younger

If you have very weak nails or a heavy nail biter. Fake Acrylic tips or overlays might be for you. Giving you longer, stronger nails & cheaper than Gel Nails. But if you want something little more natural & less toxic. Fake Gel Nail tips or overlays are the better option. Both artificial nail services are perfect for special occasions or can help stop nail biting 

1. What’s included in a Basic Regular Manicure & Pedicure?

Filing, cuticles, soaking, foot filing, Massage & Polish. First should be applied a good sticky base coat. Then usually 2 coats of Colour & lastly a quick drying glossy Top Coat.

Unfortunately for some people depending on their lifestyle or job. Regular polish can come off quickly. Here are some great tips for a longer lasting manicure . Otherwise apply a light coat of top coat over nail & tip every few days.

Depending on how long your Mani is it might include a long relaxing Massage.  Or a nourishing mask, like a Collagen Hand Mask. Maybe an Exfoliating Scrub or warm Parrafin Wax treatment 

2. How does a Gel Polish Mani work?

Filing, Cuticles, Buffing & Polish. This a basic or express Gel Polish  & is applied similar to regular polish. But is cured under a Gel Led Lamp usually taking 30 seconds to dry. So there is no smudging, chipping or fading.

It can go straight on your bare nails. Or straight over your Acrylics or Gel Nails too. Most Gel Polishes have no hash chemicals in them these days.

As Gel Polish can be a bit drying for your nails you should massage your hands & nails everyday. Lasting 2 or 3 weeks you then should remove the polish. Either professionally or you can do it at home it’s quite easy only take 10-15 mins.Mobile Nail Service Brisbane

3. Is SNS Nail Polish better than Gel?

SNS which stands for Signature Nail System and Gel Polish are both good options. SNS takes a little longer & lasts a little longer. But does cost a little more then a Gel Mani. Just be aware of possible hygiene problems of dipping your nails in the same pots as others. But some people still swear that Gel Polish is better, so it’s really personal choice

So how they do a SNS Manicure is Filing, Cuticles, Buffing, Base Coat, Coloured Dipping Powder & Top Coat 

Your nails are first painted with a gel based coat. Then dipped in colour pots a few times. Finally a painted with a top coat sealant and just air-dried. It can give a more natural look & feel to your nails.

4. Are Acrylic Fake nails safe?

Acrylic nails are simply fake nails or tips. It’s ideal for weak nails & bad nail biters. Or if you would just love very long nails or beautiful nail art for that special occasion.  Acrylics are thicker and will last longer than Gel Nails 

But long-term use might increase your chances of thinning and weakening your nails. Also you always have to be careful of bacteria or infections

Basic Acrylic Manicure service includes trimming, cuticles, tips glued, Acrylic applied, air-dried & colour. First base primer is painted on. Then tips are glued to your nails. Now the Acrylics is applied like a blob of dough shaped on your nail or tips smoothed out, buffed then air-dried. Lastly regular or gel polish is applied.

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5. Gel Nails is it a more natural Fake Nail?

They do have less toxic chemicals in them and don’t have a strong smell like Acrylics. With a more natural & glossier look.  Your nails will feel thinner and more like real nails. But they do cost more they Acrylics. That being said Gel Nails don’t last quite as long as Acrylics. 

So how they applied is similar to your basic Gel Polish Manicu

re. Starting with Filing, Cuticles, Buffing. Then a like Acrylics tips are applied first or Gel applied to the bare nails

Then from a little pot like gooey glue the Gel Polish is applied a few times. Smoothed out & cured under the UV Gel Lamp. Then prepared for your Coloured polish of your choice. So which one is for you? 

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Simple Nail Strengthening Tips – for home, your health, manicures that help

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For stronger nails tip for home, your health & best manicures for brittle nails 

Best tips is filing your nails in one direction or keeping them oval-shaped. Found out more simple nail strengthening tips. Or taking Collagen with Biotin is the top natural supplements for weak nails. Did you know White lines can be a sign of a lack of protein. Want to know the best Manicure for Brittle Nails. 

Everyday Nail Strengthening Tips 

  • file your nails in one direction only not backwards & forwards
  • keep nails oval-shaped, less chance of splitting
  • a shower is a good time to push your cuticles back
  • TV time make a routine to moisturise cuticles and hands daily
  • never use your nails to pick at anything
  • cuticle or hands use rich cream & wear gloves overnight
  • dry cuticles lead to peeling or brittle nails
  • try not to overwet hands and dry them well
  • using harsh chemicals always wear glovesManicure for Brittle Nails

Top Vitamins for strengthening your nails

  • Best vitamin is Biotin This is a B – Complex Vitamin. It encourages cell growth and increases protein building. Which is essential for nail strengthening. Biotin Rich Food include Egg Yolk, Yeast, Nuts, Seeds, Salmon, Dairy, Avocado and Sweet Potato
  • Also Vitamin B, C, Iron, Magnesium & Zinc. Which all help the growth building
  • Top vitamin combined is Collagen Protein with Biotin. Not only strengthening nails, boosts nail growth & hydrates your skin. Collagen is found everywhere in your body. From your Bones to your muscles & skin

Check your nails for Health Problems

  • Basic Nail Discolouration that’s quite common
  • white spots could be a bumped nail
  • yellow staining can be from dark polishes without a base coat
  • brownish spots could be fungal
  • Pale Nails can be a sign of Anemia you might need be more iron
  • White Mark or Streaks can be the result of damaged nails
  • White lines or dark rims can be a lack of protein
  • Bluish Tint might mean the body’s lack of  oxygen.
  • Cracking or splitting nails might be helped with nail strengthening treatments. 
  • Puffy Nail Fold puffiness could be inflammation of the nail fold
  • can be caused by an infection or other health problem.
  • Biting your Nails is sometimes a sign of anxiety

Best Manicure for Brittle Nails

  • a Gel Polish Mani for strengthening nails
  • using a Vitamin Strengthening Base Coat to repair the nail
  • also adding a Structure Gel improve the strength on the nails
  • gives them time to recover
  • starting with shaping, cuticles pushed back & buffing
  • then a Vitamin Strengthening Base Coat 
  • also a Structure Gel followed by a Coloured Polish & Top Coat
  • a nourishing cuticle almond oil
  • our Gel Polishes are free of harsh chemicals
  • Toluene, Formaldehyde & DPP
  • don’t ever peel your Gel Polish as it weakens your nails 

Dry Hands and Dry Cuticles try this amazing hand treatment

Which type of nail treatment deeply nourishes your nails and hand. Add on a Collagen Hand Treatment  at the end of your manicure and your hands will feel amazing. Of course don’t forget about your poor old tired feet or cracked heels.  Or add on a Foot Treatment at the end of your Pedicure

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