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Hangnail Care for Men

Have you ever had a hangnail (split cuticle)? It can be quite tempting to peel it off. This can injured the cuticle and lead to a swelling finger tip.  The pain may last for quite a few days. Cracked cuticles affect both genders. The problem can be more common among men as opposed to women. In order not to live with swelling fingertips all the time, the nail technician can help you.   Nail salons are not just a place for trimming nails and polishing them. The technician will also take care of annoying cuticle problems in a proper and professional way during the manicure process. Your nails can be strengthened and protected for healthy growth.

In these days when we all have to raise our hygiene level, frequent cleaning with alcohol and detergents are part of life. Hangnail are affecting us more than before. To avoid infections, make a call and trip to the salon quick! Professional manicure is no longer women’s privilege nowadays!

4步舒緩腳踭乾燥 – 第4項最為重要!

每逢天氣轉變,我相信有好多女士或男士都遇到這個腳踭乾燥的煩惱,究竟怎樣形成又可以怎樣解決?

那些人會較容易引起腳踭乾燥呢?

  1. 經常用刀削走腳踭硬皮
    因使用刀削時,皮膚突然受到刺激,會引起肌膚保護機制,令角質層越生越硬,久而久之引起腳踭乾裂
  2. 經常赤腳
    穿鞋不喜歡穿襪子,腳踭常受到磨擦而容易令角質層變厚
  3. 自生皮膚乾燥
    有些人天生皮膚水份不夠,加上汗腺分泌不足,難以維持雙腳濕度而引起乾燥,道至腳踭乾裂
  4. 皮膚受感染
    天氣焗濕,而又常穿窄頭高踭鞋與絲襪,雙腳難以透氣,容易染上真菌,當感染後,會引發腳臭腳痕甩皮及腳踭乾裂

那有什麼解決方法呢?

  1. 如果乾燥嚴重,可先用溫水泡腳15分鐘,然後用腳板挫磨走角質層,但不應使用過度頻密,約兩星期使用一次即可
  2. 當腳踭乾燥時,應注重保濕,早晚塗含油脂的乳霜,如凡土林
  3. 若受到真菌感染,可購買些可殺滅真菌的藥膏,或資詢醫生,但必須每天使用直至完成整個療程,康復後脫皮及乾燥情況會得到改善
  4. 預防及保養小貼士: 日常回家可使用 Heidi’s germ wise 殺菌噴霧,消毒雙腳及鞋內外,預防真菌增生,而且噴霧內沒有酒精成份,不會令皮膚乾燥。小編亦推介 Cuccio 腳踭膏,這款腳踭膏氣味清香,而且小編不太喜歡凡士林塗後的痴立立感覺,而 Cuccio 腳踭膏用後質感較比爽身,所以推薦各位一試。

腳部護理始終要持之以恆,才有效預防腳踭乾燥!

4 ways to ease Dry Heels – Last Point is the most important

Dry heels is a common problem among men and women alike during change of seasons.  What are the causes of dry heels? And how can we resolve this problem?

Who are more likely to get dry heels?

1. Those who shave frequently

Since the blade of a shaver can be quite irritating , The skin will respond with a self protective mechanism by producing a harder layer of cuticle. As time goes by, cracked heels appear.

2. Those who Bare-feet all the time

Ditching the socks when putting on shoes are likely to end up with thickened  cuticles for the person.

3. Naturally dry

Some people just have dehydrated skin. Their sweat glands cannot work properly.

4. Infections

When the weather  is stuffy and humid, those who often wear tight shoes with stockings May create a perfect breeding ground for fungus.  once infected, the fit will develop problems like odor, peeling and cracking heels.

What are the solutions?

  1. If the skin is very thick, soak the feet in warm water for 15 minutes first. Then use a pedicure foot Fowler to file away the cuticle.
  2. If the heel is very dry, apply a rich moisturizers such as Vaseline in the morning and evening.
  3. If the feet has been attacked by fungus, use a fungal cream or go to see the doctor. Keep in mind the fungal cream should be applied until the fungus problem has completely disappeared. When the feet recovered, the problem of dry skin and peeling will improve.

Tips for prevention: When you get home, use Heidi’s germ wise antiseptic spray on your feet and inside the shoes to prevent growth of fungus. It does not contain alcohol that will dry out your skin. I would also recommend  cuccoi pedicure foot scrub. Do it with perservance to keep your feet from dry and crack

男士倒刺護理

有冇試過指甲生倒刺? 係唔係第一下就係會想撕走佢? 有時撕得唔好就會流血收場…….傷口仲要又又腫又痛, keep 住幾日先可以好番。
其實指甲生倒刺係不論男女都會發生,甚至男士生倒刺問題可以比女士更嚴重。唔想手指頭腫晒,就要搵 nail salon 嘅專業人仕幫手! 去nail salon並唔只係搽下指甲油同修短指甲咁簡單,修甲時嘅時候修甲師會為客人好小心咁處理埋倒刺問題,咁就可以同指甲打好個底,令佢地健康生長。
無論男士還是女士,如果受以上問題困擾,不妨預約修甲師,處理一下倒刺問題,尤其係而家雙手成日要接觸好多含有不同化學物質嘅消毒用品,更加要好好護理雙手呀,去nail salon 不再是女士專利!

水晶甲難道是水晶造的?

擁有一雙修長的手,做事得心應手?許多女士都願意花費不少金錢,每月準時到美甲店報到。一雙整潔漂亮的手雖然沒有直接讓你的工作輕鬆如意但卻是另類的賞心悅目與心靈治癒。不過,水晶甲是用甚麼物料做,你又知多少?

1950年代,原來是有位外國牙醫的太太不小心砸崩了自己的指甲,牙醫為了讓太太修好崩壞的部分,用上實驗室的鋁箔和牙科常用的丙烯酸,打造第一片水晶指甲片。就像現今的美甲店一樣,只要將單體液體和聚合粉末混合,形成物纖維交聯後形成網狀結構,製成類似於指甲的硬質樹脂。之後,水晶指甲逐漸出現在美妝世界並引伸到其後美甲店的興起,成為女士追求時尚的其中一項終生事業。

水晶甲除了美化指甲,修飾雙手之外,還有不少實際用途。例如:讓人戒掉咬手指的壞習慣(我就是為此而美甲,猜想應該沒有人會敢咬掉或是吞下水晶甲的物料吧);水晶甲亦可用於延長,幫助指甲一直長不長的人做延長;當然,也可以就像水晶甲當初出現的原意般,為修補崩壞指甲之用。

常常改不了咬甲的習慣,不妨試試吧!

Spice up your Nails with Halloween Accents

The arrival of October is prompting us to get ready for Halloween.  To give that nails some festive look, let me provide you with some spooky and ghoulish Halloween ideas.

You can never go wrong with Halloween icons  like pumpkins, Frankenstein and spiderwebs.  As for the choice of base shades, Orange, purple and black can always make a hit in Halloween.

[Manicure Tips] Soak-off Gel Lamp Q&A

Many people wonder why their soak-off gel sometimes does not last.  It gets gooey and tacky. This usually it’s is because of insufficient curing.  The following items list out  are why the lamps sometimes did not work properly.

1)Insufficient curing time

Sometimes the person left before the curing time was completed. Sometimes the person was using her phone, and fail to let the gel nails to stay completely under the lamp the whole time.

2)Light bulb worn out

Each light bulb has a service life.  When it is getting old, the curing efficiency will decrease.   Therefore, it is important to change the lightbulb from time to time.

3) Excessive gel

When the gel is too thick, The lamp cannot effectively cure all the way to the bottom of the gel nail.  Sometimes when the surface is completely dry, the bottom is only half dried.

4) Wrong kind of gel

There are two kinds of gel lamp: UV lamp and LED lamp. If you get the wrong kind of gel, your gel nail will not dry properly.

The above are the causes of problems that people generally encountered at home. You can go into a nail salon and have your nails done by a technician and find out the difference.

萬聖節指甲造型參考

踩入十月份,又到一年一度 #萬聖節 喇!指甲當然都要畫上充滿節日氣氛的公仔迎合節日,小編準備幾款加入萬聖節元素的指甲彩繪比大家參考。

小編非常推薦大家在指甲上加入 #南瓜 、 #科學怪人 、 #蜘蛛網 等元素,底色可選用 #橙色 、 #紫色 、 #黑色 ,都係萬聖節中不可少的大熱顏色。

[Promotion] Enjoy Special Offers and Gifts to celebrate our 16th Anniversary

Rainbow Nails 16th Anniversary
Rainbow Nails 16th Anniversary

Happy Birthday to Rainbow Nails!
We are celebrating our 16 years of nail beauty service during our Anniversary month in October.

Starting from 8th October to 6th of November, Rainbow Nails is offering discounts in all our nail services along with a small customer appreciation gift. Come and share the joy with us and give your nails the perfect makeover.

[16週年感謝月] 指甲服務享折扣優惠 再送精緻小禮物

生日快樂!又一年了,今年是第十六年!十月是 Rainbow Nails 的週年紀念月,希望大家都可以一齊慶祝及報答客人多年來的支持😊 ,由2020年10月8日至11月6日,凡惠顧指甲服務,都會享有折扣優惠,而且我們還會送上小禮物,小小心意答謝大家支持 !