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A great tip for healthy nails is to moisturize your cuticles. Dermatologist D'Anne Kleinsmith likens the cuticle to the protective caulking arund a bathtub. If you cut them back to far or push them around to aggressively, you damage them. That in turn leaves your nail bed open to infection. To help strengthen cuticles and manage their growth, daily moisturizing is a must. Simply rubbing cuticle oil over each nail before bedtime is an excellent healthy nail habit to develop. Additionally, following hand washing throughout the day with lotion or hand cream will aid in the maintenance of strong cuticles and healthy nails.
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A great tip to maintaining healthy nails is to consume the water soluble B7 vitamin responsible for aiding in the growth and strength of both hair and nails, Biotin. Biotin is carried throughout the body but it is not stored in the body's tissue so it must be ingested daily. There are biotin supplements available however, including biotin rich foods into your daily diet is an excellent way to naturally consume this nutrient rich supplement.
Biotin Rich Foods
|Posted on July 21, 2016 at 9:25 PM|
There have been blogs, medical journals and even investigative news reports highlighting the dangers of patronizing unsafe nail salons. The safety concerns most often are related to improper sanitation leading to an array of bacterial infections. At Urbane Elements we are not only concerned with the safety of the products that we use but we are also committed to providing the cleanest, most hazard free environment possible.
How Urbane Elements Is Different:
|Posted on July 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM|
A 10 Step Process
|Posted on July 21, 2016 at 3:15 PM|
Do you love the long lasting wear of gel polish but hate the damage it does to your nails? Well, we have the perfect solution just for you. Bio Seaweed Gel Polish! Finally, we have gotten our hands on the perfect product to bring you a fabulous manicure without nail damage or health concerns.
Reasons to choose Bio Seaweed:
|Posted on April 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM|
Did you know that acne breakouts are often linked to the improper function of various organs within the body? Face Mapping, derived from ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine (holistic healing system from India), can provide great incite into the source of facial bumps and blemishes.
1 & 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, and increase your water intake.
3: Liver — Limit alcohol, greasy food and dairy. Do regular exercise (30 minutes of light exercise daily is recommended) and get adequate sleep (6-8 hours daily is recommended) so your liver can rest. Note: This is also the area where breakouts from food allergies tend to appear.
4 & 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration so increase your water intake.
6: Heart — Check your blood pressure and Vitamin B levels which are essential to many areas of the body including the formation of red blood cells and the cellular turnover of the skin. Decrease your intake of spicy or pungent food, reduce your intake of fatty meats and expose yourself to regular fresh air. Note: This is also an area of dilated pores so make sure that your makeup hasn't expired or isn't clogging them.
7 & 8: Kidneys — Increase your water intake and reduce your consumption of caffeinated beverages and alcohol as they will cause further dehydration.
9 & 10: Respiratory System — If you are a smoker or have environmental/seasonal allergies this is the area most affected. Otherwise, reduce your consumption of things that cause high levels of acid to build in the body like meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine and sugar and eat more cooling foods like green vegetables. Also, make sure you are regularly getting fresh air. Note: Dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two common acne culprits and this is the area that is affected the most.
11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature area that identifies stress and hormonal changes. While both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy vegetables and maintaining a good skin care regimen.
13: Stomach — Increase your fiber intake, reduce your toxin overload (do a detox or digestive cleanse) and consume things to aid in digestion such as herbal teas and ginger.
14: Illness — Breakouts in this area is often a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Make sure you are getting enough water, exercise and sleep.
Although Face Mapping is a quick and easy method of providing guidance on facial breakouts, please remember that it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis of any medical issues.
|Posted on March 16, 2016 at 3:00 PM|
We all know that the basics of skin care are to cleanse and moisturize daily but there is an important step that we often skip; the use of a toner. Here are a few great reasons to incorporate the use of a toner after cleansing and before moisturizer to take your skin care regimen to new heights.
Reasons To Use A Toner
|Posted on February 12, 2016 at 12:15 AM|
Still not sure what to get that special someone for Valentine's Day? How about sharing the fragrance of love in the air with our new premium oil reed diffusers made by Eco Candle Co.
Place the reed sticks into the jar and allow them to soak up the fragrance. Flip the sticks every few days or so to intensify the fragrance. They are an elegant and stylish addition to any room that you want a constant fragrant scent.
Purchase a gift certificate online and we will mail it directly to you or the gift recipient with an occasion specific message card (ex. Happy Birthday).
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