Thursday, August 28, 2014

Celebrity Manicurist Skyy Hadley's tips on getting Holiday Weekend Ready Hands and Feet

After this short week , we are all just racing to get the "Official Last Weekend of The Summer" and its crucial that we must look and feel our best.  Celebrity Manicurist Skyy Hadley of As U Wish Nail Spa was nice enough to share a few tips to having supple hands and feet.  I suggest doing these routines before the weekend and after the weekend -  a girl's gotta indulge!! 

Skyy Hadley’s Recipe for the Ultimate Hydrating Coconut Scrub
(Perfect on nights after wearing heels all day, the perfect finale to your evening.)
  • Begin by muddling a few fresh mint leaves in an empty jar to release their natural essential oils. This will help you relax while providing hydration.
  • Warm up some coconut oil and pour into the jar until it is halfway full.

  •  Add 2 tablespoons of honey and mix in 1 tablespoon of sugar until the sugar is completely immersed in the oil mixture.

  • Take a couple spoonfuls of the scrub and work into your legs and feet to fully exfoliate, sloughing away dead skin and smoothing out calluses, cracked heels and rough spots.

  • The coconut oil will provide a great amount of moisture, leaving skin feeling smooth and supple.

  • Also, be sure to rub on toe nail beds and in between toes to prevent nail infections and fungus (as coconut oil contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties). 
     Repeat 1-2 times per week for a moisturizing and revitalizing at-home spa treatment.

Skyy Hadley’s Luxury Rejuvenating Hot Cream At-Home Hand Treatment
(Your hands will thank you, and all of your #Manicure Monday pics will be taken to the next level)
·           Remove all nail polish with a gentle polish remover
·           Begin by sloughing off dead and dry skin from palms and backs of hands with a homemade sugar scrub (salt scrubs can be drying or irritating):
·           Mix sugar, a few drops of vegetable glycerin and an uplifting essential oil like peppermint or rosemary in a medium-sized bowl. 
·            Gently rub hands together to scrub away dullness.  Remove scrub with a warm wet cloth.
·           Do NOT soak fingers in water, as doing so will actually draw the moisture OUT of your skin.
·           Instead, heat up 2 plastic baggies full of a thick, luxurious cream and add a few drops of an invigorating essential oil such as tangerine, ylang ylang, or chamomile.
·           Heat until very warm but not too hot, then place hands in bags for about 2 minutes, allowing moisture to penetrate the skin. 
·            Remove hands from bag and massage cream into skin, wiping off any excess.
·            Your hands should instantly feel smooth and look radiant!

Enjoy Ladies ! Have a wonderful and fabulous holiday!

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