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MONDAY MANI

WHAT IS PARAFFIN  MANICURE?

Paraffin wax is a white or colorless soft, solid wax.  It’s made from saturated hydrocarbons.

It’s often used in skin-softening salon and spa treatments on the hands, cuticles, and feet because it’s colorless, tasteless, and odorless(scented paraffins come in a wide variety of scents). It can also be used to provide pain relief to sore joints and muscles.

Paraffin wax has many other uses, too.  It’s often used as lubrication, electrical insulation, and to make candles and crayons.

 

BENEFITS

Paraffin wax is often applied to the hands and/or feet at around 100 degrees. The wax is a natural emollient, helping make skin supple and soft. When applied to the skin, it adds moisture and continues to boost the moisture levels of the skin after the treatment is complete.  It can also be very soothing.

It can also help open pores and remove dead skin cells. That may help make the skin look fresher and feel smoother.  An exfoliating scrub may be used along with this moisturizing treatment.

Paraffin wax may be used to help relieve pain in the hands of people with:

  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • fibromyalgia
  • other joint mobility issues

It acts like a form of heat therapy and can help increase blood flow, relax muscles, and decrease joint stiffness. Paraffin wax can also minimize muscle spasms and inflammation as well as treat sprains.

You should not use paraffin wax if you have:

  • poor blood circulation
  • numbness in your hands or feet
  • diabetes
  • any rashes or open sores

The cost of a paraffin wax treatment varies greatly by salon.  It generally takes around 15 – 30 minutes.

~~healthline

MONDAY MANI

Vertical Ridges, Lines or Bands on Fingernails

Vertical ridges and streaks on your fingernails are caused by different things.  Your nails need blood, just like the rest of your body.  Dark brown, black or gray streaks may occur on your fingernails or toenails as vertical, rather than horizontal lines.

 

If they are particularly dark in color, running from the tip of your nail to your cuticle, they may be because of dilated or burst capillaries.  In most cases, lines like these typically occur because of an injury and are usually completely normal.

However, if you haven’t recently hurt your finger or toe and have lines like these along your nails, it may be unrelated to blood-flow issues. Some of these dark lines may be a sign of melanoma.  Unlike other types of melanoma, this type ⁠— known as acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) ⁠— isn’t related to sun exposure.  ALM is a specific type of melanoma that appears on the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, or under the nails.

Vertical lines in fingernails are most likely to be of concern when you haven’t had any injuries or impacts but the area surrounding the streak has damaged your nail. If you see any vertical, brown lines that run into your cuticle, contact your dermatologist as soon as possible to have a professional exam and diagnosis.

What is Palmer Hyperhidrosis, Continued?

Palmer Hyperhidrosis is continued from last week. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes perspiration far greater than the physiological needs of the body.  Although no one knows why some individuals sweat excessively, it is known that the sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system.  Excessive sweating may be episodic or continuous.  Hyperhidrosis of the feet is Plantar Hyperhidrosis and often happen in conjunction with the hands.

Job-Interview-With-Sweaty-Hands-300x189For the 2%-3% of the population who have hyperhidrosis, however, the sweat glands don’t shut off. They sweat even when the circumstances don’t call for it: when they’re in air conditioning, or while they’re sitting and watching television. Some people even tell their doctors that they sweat in a swimming pool.

Well, what does that have to do with gels?  Well, small water droplets started to form around her cuticles. Surprise! gels and water don’t mix.  The process was a two-finger process.  Two fingers were polished, then placed into the LED lamp, set gel(15 sec).  By the time the moisture formed around the cuticles, the gel had set. After the thumb, one minute.  The final result was a great looking basic French, clear base and white tips.  I loved the challenge.

Think About It: Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don’t despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end.”Sanjo Jendayi