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Life is Really Different Here, and I Enjoy That

Living in the land of beautiful people means that I take great care to look good at all times. Growing up in my own home country was very different. I was a teen during the grunge years in the 1990s. Young people often wore torn t-shirts, torn jeans, flannel shirts and grungy boots as a norm when I was in college. But it’s quite the opposite where I live and work now. Recently, I Had some IPL hair removal in Singapore done so that I could look as good as the people I work with. It amazes me that the people here always look so good.

I came here in college to attend college for one semester under a really great program we had at my university. I stayed with a host family and they had a daughter in college who was my age. Continue reading

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My Chiropractor Will Help Me Sleep

My primary care physician referred me to a Mesa chiropractor to help treat my intense back pain. He believes that I have some type of lumbar disorder that goes beyond what he is able to treat. I’m very happy that he gave me this referral, because our conventional treatment methods are no longer working. My chronic back pain keeps me up at night, and I would say that it’s probably been a few months since I’ve had a good night’s sleep. I’m feeling really optimistic so, because I believe this chiropractor will be able to help me feel better.

After receiving the referral, I went to the chiropractor’s website. It just so happens that he has written about my condition, and I was able to learn a little bit more about treatment options. I’m not a doctor, but based on what I read I think I may be a good candidate for spinal decompression. Continue reading

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Acupuncture Took Away My Pain

I know people go for alternative treatments for a lot of reasons. For me, it is just plain fear. If I can have a procedure done that is not invasive at all, I am definitely going that route. Also, if I can have something natural do the same thing that prescription medication like narcotics will do, then I will always go the natural route. When I started feeling a lot of pain after an auto accident, I decided to look at a Chicago acupuncture specialist first. I had been hearing good things about acupuncture, and I knew that it was definitely worth a short before trying anything else.

I had done my research before making this decision. While I will always go the natural route, I will not do that if I am not confident that it is a legitimate thing I am going to do. Continue reading

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Best Manicure Designs to Die

download (1)Before you get to the creative part, you must first prepare to do your own nail designs. In other words, it is best to give yourself a quick manicure or pedicure before applying nail art. Beautiful bare feet look great in a nice pair of shoes, but not if you have dry, ashy feet. You want your feet to appear radiant by using the right foot care products on them.

If you already take care of your hands and feet, you may only need to apply lotion before doing your nails. At a minimum, wash your hands or feet and apply lotion. After applying a moisturizing lotion, take a towel and rub it well across each nail. Also use the towel on your hands. This will remove any oils on your nails so the nail art stays in place when you apply it later. Next, you should trim your nails into the shape you want them for your nail designs. Usually, people follow the natural shape of their nails whether that is square, round, or triangular. A nail file can shape and trim your nails easily without removing

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Strengthen Your Nails

downloadWeak and brittle nails can be a sign of some underlying health problems, or it can result from the lack of proper nail care. Like hair, the condition of nails also reflect our health and overall well-being. So, nutritional deficiencies, as well as nail infections are some common conditions that can take a toll on your finger and toenails. Even factors like an overexposure to water, cleaning dishes everyday, as well as using the hands to wash clothes can also weaken your nails, and make them brittle and dry.

Caring for Weak and Brittle Nails

It is possible to strengthen the brittle toe and fingernails with proper nail care, and a balanced diet. The nutrients that are considered very important for the health of the nails are, proteins, biotin, calcium, and sulfur. So, include foods that are rich in proteins, along with sulfur- and calcium-rich foods in your diet. Apart from following a balanced diet, consider the following simple ways to strengthen your nails:

  • An overexposure to water cam make your nails dry, and more prone to breakage. Activities like cleaning dishes and clothes can also expose the nails to harsh
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How to Make Antifungal Soap

images (1)Regular soaps only cleanse the body of dirt and germs. However, when affected by fungal infections, one needs more than just regular soap to maintain proper hygiene and enhance the healing process. Antifungal soaps are soaps especially made to deliver highest possible therapeutic effect to get rid of unwanted fungus infecting the body. Extracts from various organic antifungal medicinal plants, calendula for soothing effect, virgin coconut oil or palm kernel oil, olive oil, natural glycerin and vitamin E are combined together to form the therapeutic antifungal soap. The essential oil added also helps in moisturizing the skin and gets easily absorbed into the skin.

People suffering from eczema, acne, psoriasis and sensitive skin can use these soaps and tap its benefits. Moreover, people with fungal infections like ringworm, athlete’s foot, herpes, jock itch, staph, etc., need to use these soaps to get cured of their condition as soon as possible.

Antifungal Soap for Ringworm

Antifungal soaps for ringworm infections are soaps with the ability to destroy a wide range of fungi infecting the body tissues without harming the healthy body cells and tissues. Moreover, the organic medical plant extracts added to the

How to Improve Fingernail Health And Overall Health

Did you know that your nails are a good measure of your internal health? Caring for both fingers and feet and seeing a dermatologist when needed, can be a huge help when it comes to improving fingernail health, and protecting your overall health as well.

So, to care for your nails the safe way…

1. Keep your nails clean and dry and use an antifungal foot powder each day.

2. Don’t bite your nails… as this spreads infectious organisms between your mouth and fingers. This can also do damage to the skin around the nail, allowing bacteria to get inside.

3. Cut your nails (fingers and toes) straight across, slightly rounded at the center. This keeps nails stronger and avoids ingrown nails.

4. Wear shoes that fit and don’t try to self-treat an ingrown toenail.

5. Be aware of the sterilization procedures at your nail salon. Be sure that tools and surfaces are properly sterilized and technicians follow proper hand washing techniques between clients. Fungal infections are a risk; especially for younger salon patrons as nail salon parties are popular with preteen and teen girls.

6. Consider shellac rather than traditional

Keep Your Nails Strong and Pretty

It’s that time of year for spring cleaning and outdoor gardening. While our hands and fingernails are an integral part of these chores, you don’t have to ruin your manicure.

Consider the following nail care tips and your nails will never show that you have been digging in the dirt or scrubbing that kitchen floor.

1. For spring cleaning and daily household chores that require you to get your hands wet, wear cotton-lined rubber gloves to protect your nails. Why? Our fingernails swell when they get wet and shrink as they dry, which causes our fingernails to have less strength. Cotton-lined rubber gloves will help absorb moisture while keeping your hands and nails dry.

2. While working in the garden, it is important, as with cleaning, to wear the right kind of gloves. When dealing with damp soil, chemicals, or liquid fertilizers, it is best to wear rubber gloves that are water resistant. For gardening projects such as digging or weeding, consider wearing thicker gloves made of cowhide.

3. Before putting on cleaning or gardening gloves, apply some lotion on your hands or apply cream on your cuticles to moisturize. Try hand creams that

Fingernail Problems in Kids

Healthy fingernails are an indication of good health. However, if the fingernails of a child are not looking good, then it is likely that something is wrong with the child’s health. There are several causes of fingernail problems in children. Nails can be affected by fungal or bacterial infection or injury. It could be a sign of some disease that has not yet been detected, or the problem could lie with the genetics of the child.

Fingernail Disorders in Children

Every type of nail disorder has its own characteristics. It is with the help of these specific features that we can identify the fingernail problems. Following are the most commonly observed fingernail issues found in children:

✦ Pitting on the Nails
This occurs mainly due to some abnormalities in the formation of the nail plate on the matrix of the fingernail. It may or may not affect all the fingernails. It looks like a small depression on the surface of the nail. The pits can be small and shallow, or large and deep. As a result of pitting, a nail may lose its natural tightness and fall off. It can be caused due to various skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, atopic

Tips to Beautiful And Healthy Nails

Nails tell a lot about a person. They show how good a person’s grooming and hygiene are. They can sometimes also tell a bit about a person health. Good looking, well taken care of nails can be sexy and attractive and could just be a make or break for that potential soul mate.

Keeping your nails strong and healthy and looking good does not need to be a lot of work. Here are some tips that can really help.

  • Be careful when trimming your nails. They may break or crack much easier when fresh out of a shower and still wet. Use a fine file occasionally avoiding the use of nail clippers. This will gently shape nails without risk of fracturing them.
  • Beware that many nail polish removers use very strong solvents and can damage your nails over time. They are very effective at removing paint, but are they worth it? Look for gentle paint removers that don’t have acetone in them.
  • Keep your nails hydrated. Just like you, your nails need to stay hydrated to be healthy. You can use a gentle oil like coconut or castor oil at night before bed to

Tips for Strong and Healthy Nails

Strong nails are a sign of good health. Doing things to improve nail strength often improves our overall health as well. Plus, even one nail with a chip, a split or an outright hangnail can cause us hours of obsession as we pick and gnaw away at it. Strong nails can help us to look and feel good. If nail strength is your goal, these ten tips are your recipe.

1. Give your nails time to breath. Though leaving nails without care or polish for too long can cause them to break and otherwise spilt or be wavy, letting them have regular time without polish can help them look great.

2. Eat beans. Protein is a great way to get strong nails. Try a Bean Burrito at Taco Bell and watch your nails grow stronger – plus your hair will be shinier and it is good for your health in general.

3. Keep a clear coat of polish on your nails when you don’t feel like doing a full-on manicure. Look for something that is strengthening for nails like the many options available by Sally Hansen at Walgreens or SallyHansen.

4. Use a nail

Best Nail Fungus Treatment

Did you know that if you were to add up every nail fungus treatment available today (natural toe nail fungus treatments, toenail fungus home remedies, nail fungus laser treatment, toe nail fungus medications, etc…) that it would total nearly a hundred! There’s no wonder that many people like yourself don’t know what treatment option to use.

How many times have you said to yourself when looking at your toenails “Today is the day that I’m going to do something about my toenail fungus!”, but end up doing nothing?

You’d be surprised to learn how many people like yourself go through life embarrassed to wear open toed shoes and disgusted by their nail fungus. Millions of people think they don’t need treatment because they think it will go away by itself.

By reading this article, it tells me that you’re not one of those people… and that you want the best treatment there is to offer.

New Nail Fungus Treatment

Funginix may be the new nail fungus treatment on the block, but it has proven to be a very powerful and effective natural treatment. The Sisquoc Healthcare Corporation, who is known for their

Manicures And Pedicures Tips for You

You work very hard to meet all the demands of your family. You have done well in your job and your office is aware of your contribution to them. Your family is also quite proud of you. You cherish the success you have got over the years which is great but unfortunately you are not at all aware of how you look. Well, this is a very common thing to happen in the lives of those who are so busy in their works that they often forget it’s also important to look good and to look fresh. It is not bad to chill in the weekends or spending some times at your nearest spa. You don’t need a Madonna kind of luxury but you can surely think of some occasional retreat for your health and skin. It can be as simple as treating yourself with a nice book reading or watching a film but for those who are bit more conscious of their skin and nails, nothing like a good, relaxing manicure or pedicures.

You are working extremely hard to take all the responsibilities of your family; isn’t it justified for you to indulge in a bit

Doing a Home Pedicure

Unfortunately, time and money doesn’t always allow you to enjoy an evening in the salon indulging in a relaxing pedicure. But with the right pedicure tips, you can give yourself spa-quality pedicures anytime you want. Treat your feet to a soothing pedicure at home with these simple pedicure tips.

o Use a cotton ball to remove the old nail polish from your toenails.

o Clip your toenails straight across with a toenail clipper.

o Use a nail file to shape your toenails and remove ragged edges.

o One of the best pedicure tips is to soak your feet for 10-minutes in a basin or pedicure tub filled with warm water. This will help soften the cuticles and calluses on the on the bottoms of your feet. For extra relaxation benefits, add some Epsom salt and a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

o Wet a pumice stone and scrub the bottoms of your feet to remove dead skin and calluses. A pumice stone is very abrasive, so do not to scrub your feet too hard.

o Apply cuticle cream on your cuticles and use an orange stick to gently push them

Best Cutting Toe Nails Service

Did you know that an average fingernail grows 3 millimeters per month on the average? That it takes 3 to 6 months for fingernails to regrow completely? Toenails, on the other hand, need 12 months to 18 months to do the latter. The nails’ growth rate also depends on other factors such as age, gender, diet, exercise and heredity.

The uses of nails, be it on fingers or in toes, is not yet very clear. However, it is considered to be an important part of the evolutionary development of hands and feet. Just imagine a hand and feet without nails in it! During the early times, fingernails and toenails are used for beautification purposes. In ancient Egypt, henna was used to decorate hands and feet and the nails as well. Nails also have an important role in Hindu and Chinese cultures as they are the symbol of social status. In America and European cultures, clean and well-groomed fingernails are a sign of cleanliness and good personal hygiene. Today, fingernails are much more defined and fashionable given the many colorful products available for nail use.

Since nails are part of the body, they are also prone

Preventing Toenail Fungus

We should have all heard about the natural cures or remedies for toenail fungus. Some involve rubbing tea tree oil on the affected region and some involve a baking soda and water paste. The natural remedies that claim to fix toenail fungus don’t actual fix the real problem.

Thousands of people every year have the toenail fungus condition. That reason why this happens is because of poor hygiene. Scrubbing the feet clean everyday is essential. Preventing the toenail fungus for happening in the first place, helps to reduce unnecessary trips to the doctors.

Prevention beats any cure. If you don’t have toe nail problems in the first place then there is no need to work out how to fix the problem. Fixing the problem can take up to a few weeks and in some cases, even months. Toe nail problems are hard to fix because it takes a long time for new nails to grow out. These new nails will replace the problem ones.

As mentioned previously in this article, prevention is always better than cure. If we can prevent the toenail fungus problem from happening in the first place, there will be a lot

Simple Tips to Treat Toenail Fungus

Regardless of the usual utilized phrase fungal toenails, it defines both yeast and fungus infections surrounding the nail. Today, toenail fungus had become predominant in the U.S. and the statistics reveal that about six million Americans are affected with this disease.

Athletes are mostly affected with this problem compared to ordinary people. The moisture around the shoe and constant foot trauma are often the main cause of infection. Anyone who often wears loose shoes enables their toes to stick against the show that commonly trigger the infections.

Remember, putting nail polish on the infected toenail will not be good, as the fungus can be sealed within the nail making it difficult to treat even using home remedies. However, there are purchasable medicated nail polishes, which are utilized to treat toenail fungus.

Another way to treat the fungus is to cut the infected toenail gently. Cutting the infected nail always, may aid lessen the infection and help to control the spreading of infection. Typically, a podiatrist will debrid the nail, this is the process that involves filing down the harden portion of the nail. If it is treated correctly, the nail will be free from infection.

Nail Care Tips for You

Many people ignore their nails and the state they are in. As part of a healthy hygiene routine, we should take care of them the way we take care of our other body parts. Yes, you may think they are too insignificant compared to others but they still serve their purpose. And in order for them to keep on serving their purpose, they have to be maintained well.

Aside from health reasons, it’s actually simply nice to experience having nice and clean nails by having them pampered and serviced at a good nail spa. You have had nails since the day you were born but you give it very little thought. Well, let us remind you how important they are. The nails are charged to protect the distal phalanx as well as the fingers. There are soft tissues surrounding and protecting the area.

When one of the fingers or toes accidentally hits a surface, the nails serve as a counterforce, providing a sort of cushion to the trauma. The fingers are also used for cutting, scraping and precision grip. Having unhealthy nails could prevent them from doing their functions. There are several ways for you to

Take Care of Your Cuticles

Why is it important to pay attention to nail cuticle care? What’s the cuticle and what role does it play in our body? The cuticle forms the seal of the nail and the fingers. This means the cuticle is that dead skin that overlaps our nails and fingers. Beneath this cuticle, the nail matrix is formed. These cuticles play a very interesting role in our body. Just as the cuticle in a leaf protects the inner layers of the leaf from damage, the cuticle on our nails protects them from damage from fungus, bacteria, etc. Isn’t it strange, our cuticle plays a protective function, yet we seldom consider the cuticle as a protective part of our body! Its absence can conduce to severe nail infections, hangnail issues, nail fungus, etc. Let’s have a look at some nail cuticle care tips that we can carry out at home, so as to keep your cuticles groomed with little effort.

Moisturize the Nails
The major causative factor of nail cuticle problems is dry, ragged and peeling nails. It’s this dryness that conduces to hangnails (dry bits of cuticle appearing on the nail’s sides). To prevent this, the nails need to be moisturized

Tips on Shaping Nails

Shaping nails require a little skill and above all, patience. Well-shaped nails enhance the look of your hands, making them look graceful and elegant. The attractiveness of your hands is very much decided by the way you shape your nails. Nicely painted nails which complement your complexion bring out the sophistication in you. A hand sporting prim and proper nails, is, at times, a turn on too. Thus, if you really want to accentuate your femininity, shaping your nails is the best way of doing it. Trips to the parlor, do rip off your pockets. Thus, these few tips on shaping nails at home will help you save money and get beautiful hands within minutes.

Tip #1
With a good quality nail polish remover, wipe out the nail polish from your nails. Make sure you’ve removed the nail polish from ever corner, as the color gets left out around cuticles and towards the skin. The best way of thoroughly removing the nail polish, is using, a ear bud. Soak the ear bud, in the nail polish remover, and remove the paint on your nails with it.

Tip #2
You will need to make your nails softer, because dry nails are

How to Find the Right Manicure

Your hands generally get a hard time! Washing, working, shopping, cold weather and hot weather all take their toll on the condition of your skin so a range of manicure treatments are designed to refresh and reinvigorate your hands and nails leaving them looking and feeling great.

Different salons and mobile manicurists provide different styles of hand manicures but our advice would always be to use a manicure service that provides the latest professional salon equipment including relaxing heated hand mitts, salon quality creams and lotions and those that guarantee to provide you with a tailored manicure to meet your individual beauty reds. Whether you are looking for beauty treatments in the comfort of your own home or via a salon, there are generally a range of manicures available and this article aims to provide you with an overview of the different types so you can choose what’s right for your hands..

Different types of Manicure Treatments

The following manicure treatmentss are typical examples of those that you can find locally…

Shape and Polish – a great way to freshen up your nails

A standard ‘Shape and Polish’ Treatment is designed to