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WEDNESDAY WISDOM

“Every person passing through this life will unknowingly leave something and take something away. Most of this “something” cannot be seen or heard or numbered or scientifically detected or counted. It’s what we leave in the minds of other people and what they leave in ours. Memories. The census doesn’t count it. Nothing counts without it.”
Robert Fulghum
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WEDNESDAY WISDOM

 

“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.” ~MLK

WEDNESDAY WISDOM

A Time to Think

Flowers grow out of dark moments. –Sister Mary Corita Kent, artist and educator

A Time to Act

Change your thoughts and change your life.
                                                                                                                      ~~GuidePosts

MONDAY MANI ~ Nail Anatomy

*The cuticle and proximal nail fold is often called “the cuticle” and is often cut as part of the manicure service.  The cuticle should be removed by soaking the fingers in warm soapy water, and a cuticle remover used to help lift the sticky cuticle from the nail plate by pushing and lightly scraping(…yes) but not cutting. 

*Please see photo

 

 

 

Fingernail: A fingernail is produced by living skin cells in the finger. A fingernail consists of several parts including the nail plate (the visible part of the nail), the nail bed (the skin beneath the nail plate), the cuticle (the tissue that overlaps the plate and rims the base of the nail), the nail grooves (the skin folds that frame and support the nail on three sides), the lunula (the whitish half-moon at the base of the nail) and the matrix (the hidden part of the nail unit under the cuticle).

THE NAIL=Onyx

An appendage of the skin, this horny,translucent plate protects the tips of fingers and toes.  The nail is composed mainly of keratin.  A healthy nail should be whitish and translucent in appearance, with the pinkish color of the nail bed below showing through.

 

Monday Mani

Cuticles are to be cared for even in summer.  Not only are the cuticles being over-exposed to more harsh chemicals but are going from wet to dry more often for most.  We tend to wash and eat seasonal fruit and veggies more through out the summer months.  Therefore, light oils, such as jojoba, sweet almond, coconut oil and even evoo may be applied often to dry and cracked cuticles.  It is best to apply these oils right after water exposure to trap the moisture in the outer skin layer and these oils will also absorb into dry skin.

 

And, of course, damaged cuticles will look better after these oils are applied.