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Re-U停不了! 派對指甲做咩款好?

2019年接近尾聲 ,大家諗好點樣渡過聖誕算同倒數未呢?除左食聖誕大餐,幫屋企裝飾下,唔少得既當然系參加聖誕party!想喺party當中做最曯目,在指甲花點心思絕對不能小,小編今次為你們送上一點建議,我相信實有一款啱你心意吧!

Christmas Style Nail Art is coming to town!

Christmas is coming in no time.  Has everyone given enough thoughts to put some holiday spirit on the nails yet?  I have made a few festive designs for you to look at. Hope you find them helpful.

聖誕節做邊款 Nail Art 設計好?

聖誕 Nail Art
聖誕 Nail Art
聖誕 Nail Art

聖誕節又到喇~ 大家諗好要幫指甲做邊款設計未呢?小編就做左幾款聖誕系列既 Nail Art 美甲彩繪設計比大家參考攞下靈感~~

OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover – Removing Soak-off Gel can be Nourishing!

OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover
OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover

Many nail lovers worry that soak-off gel may turn their nails yellow or result in dry white spots. However, if they are using OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover, these will not be the concern.

First of all, The purpose of OPI manufactured Expert Touch Lacquer Remover is for LED Gelcolor & Soak-Off Gel. The active ingredients include Vitamin E, Kelp Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract and Oil controlling Grape Seed Oil. The unique antioxidants and hydrating ingredients help leaving the cuticle soft and moisturized. More importantly, it removes more thoroughly than the traditional remover. Even the toughest jobs such as removing dark shades and glitter can all be quickly completed.

[浸甩 Soak Off Gel 都可健康] OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover

OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover
OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover

有很多愛甲朋友仔都會擔心浸 Soak Off Gel 的藥水來源,成份…怕浸甩後甲面變黃,乾到出一撻撻白點,其實這情況在 OPI Expert Touch Remover 就不會發生。

首先我們簡單了解 OPI 專為 LED Gelcolor & Soak Off Gel 研發的 Expert Touch Lacquer Remover,內含成份有維他命E、海帶和蘆薈精華,當中還加入控油的葡萄籽油以及獨特的抗氧化和保濕霜既保濕也有護理效果,可保持角質皮膚柔軟,不會令皮膚及甲面乾燥。

而且它比傳統的 Remover 更有效去除指甲油,可加快去除深色及閃粉指甲油。

倒刺 是因為缺乏維他命? 

天氣轉涼,一轉季不少人都會出現倒刺,上網一查,發現不少人都流傳出現倒刺是因為缺乏維他命B6或維他命C,到底是真是假?

根據皮膚科專科醫生指,倒刺絕對跟缺乏維他命C或身體某種元素無關,而是跟內在和外在原因有關。內在原因是指本身那人很乾燥,所以指甲邊會有皮挑了出來,這情況在濕疹人士間更為常見。外在原因有可能是因為很喜歡洗手,或者有些男士喜歡洗車,由於清潔用品含化學物質成份,會洗去皮膚表面的油脂,經常接觸會令皮膚變得乾燥,增加倒刺出現的機會。而不少女士都有gel甲或修甲習慣,修甲時都會剪走指甲溝旁的皮,指甲溝的保護膜因而消失,除較易出現倒刺,亦容易受真菌或細菌感染。

遇上倒刺應如何處理?
很多人都會把倒刺撕走,這是大錯特錯。越撕倒刺範圍會越大,有些甚至會撕出血,增加感染和疤痕的機會。其實,就算不理會倒刺,皮膚的新陳代謝亦會令它自動痊癒。如果真的認為倒刺非常礙眼,可考慮用指甲鉗把它輕輕剪走,但不要剪得太入或過度剪得太多。

倒刺可預防嗎?
原來一般潤膚膏已有預防功效,如想增加保濕,可在塗上保濕因子後,再塗一層封閉式保濕劑(如凡士林)蓋着它,會更為鎖水,保濕力更加好。對於為甚麼倒刺最常出現在手指旁,亦有醫生解釋是因為很多人塗護手霜時,只着重在手掌,忽略指甲側邊,結果手指旁位置就特別乾燥。
所以使用護手霜時,大家不要再忽略指甲旁了。

這個秋天,大家一起跟倒刺講拜拜吧。

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[又一新手恩物!] Gelato Factory 美甲貼

有時候,為了手甲靚靚又趕不到去美甲店,就在藥妝店買那些一塊塊假甲片用超能膠貼上,其實感覺又假又傷甲。
今次介紹的 Gelato Factory 美甲貼,質地像是一張張貼紙。用法很簡單,撕出來貼上指甲上,㩒一㩒,磨出多餘的貼紙,塗上面油就可以有仿似gel甲的效果了。而且它們的款式種類很多,例如有卡通人物donald duck, miffy,又有婚紗系列等等…急切為手甲扮靚的你不要錯過吧!

教學:https://youtu.be/-JcCV8d8_XQ

*當然要好似廣告上的手,記緊先為雙手修好皮呀。

OPI Neon 2019 Collection LED GELCOLOR Soak-off Gel

It is easy to fall in love with the striking shades in OPI Neon Collection. Especially for out door lovers, The neon nails just bring an extra touch of sunshine on the tend skin. However, do not be put off if you have pale complexion. Neon pink and neon purple can brighten up the look of the fair skin.

GCN70 PUMP Up the Volume

GCN71 Orange You a Rock Star?

GCN72 V-I-Pink Passes

GCN73 Positive Vibes Only

GCN74 Dance Party ‘Teal Dawn

GCN75 Music is My Muse

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Viral Warts Rough Bumps that look like Seeds Grow on Hands and Feet

In our last post we talked about corns and calluses. Now, let us go on to warts.

Warts are common skin diseases. Researchers worldwide found out that At least 20% of children has contracted warts at one point in their life. The word – ‘wart’, is a general name for over 150 different kind of human papilloma viruses (HPVs). Warts can appear in different parts of the body. They are most commonly to be found on the face, hands, feet and genitals.
Warts in different areas can feel differently. Genital warts are fleshy bumps. Those warts that grow on the heels of the feet can be quite irritating when walking and often are mistaken for calluses.

Common Warts
Photo Credit:DermaNet New Zealand, flat warts, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 NZ

Viral warts are contagious. They are small bumps with tiny blood clogs that look like black seats. They can grow in clusters. Active treatments are required since they are infectious and can spread on to other people. Amongst the over 150 strains of HPVs, certain viruses attack specific human body areas. Take HPV1 as an example, they often infect the heels. Warts that found on the feet are called plantar warts; those on hands are called Palmer warts.

Plantar Warts
Photo Credit:DermaNet New Zealand, Plantar Warts, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 NZ

The common ways of treating warts include: freezing (cryotherapy), laser, medication and minor surgery treatments . The doctor will analyze according to the location, the sizes, numbers and depth, as well as the patient’s budget and expectation to make the decision. Since freezing treatment do not leave scars, it becomes the most popular choice. You may ask the doctor to see what is best for you.

What are Corns? How are they different from Viral Warts and Calluses?

雞眼
Corns

Sometimes there are patches of hard, thickened skin appear on the feet or the hands. How can you tell whether they are corns, warts or calluses?

Corns are thickening of irritated cuticles which are caused by the result of pressure and repeated friction. They are often found on the soles of the feet, Between the fingers, and outside of the thumbs and pinkies. Corns hav a translucent, cone shape center surrounded by thick skin with smooth surfaces, unlike warts, They are generally not contagious. However, if they are infected or becoming strange in appearance, you need to see a doctor.

繭
Calluses

The forming of calluses is similar to that of corns but the locations are different . Calluses are usually found on the hands and the feet where pressure affects the most. They are also not contagious. Calluses usually cover bigger areas than corns. Their shapes depend on the stressed area. They do not have clear Centerpoints. Medical attention is usually not required.

According to the picture above, there are many different kinds of callus removal methods available. The most popular way is by using a callous file. You need to go lightly when filing away the hard skin though. Make sure you take off the thickened part layer by layer. Ambitious filing may draw blood and cause infection.

In Rainbow Nails, we use a electric peeler to shave away the calluses. It may take a longtime. But the result is good. Soft and fresh skin will reveal when it is done.

雞眼 vs 繭 vs 病毒疣
Corns vs Calluses vs Viral Warts