Unfortunately nail fungal infections become more common in Ireland in the last 5 years. And what’s even worse – most of them haven’t been treated with any medical treatment at all. Fungal nail infection usually looks unpleasant, but it does not always cause pain or any other symptoms.
The nail infection can be treated and usually cured, but treatment can take several months. That is why is better to try avoid ways to become infected.
Fingernail infections are most often caused by a yeast called candida. Occupations that include a lot of hand washing, or having your hands in water a lot, are often the cause of fingernail infections. This is because the skin at the base of your nail can become damaged, and therefore more likely to become infected.
Other factors that can increase the risk of nail infections include:
• using artificial (cosmetic) nails,
• nail damage,
• constant nail biting,
• having a health condition such as diabetes or psoriasis,
• being immunosuppressed (having a weakened immune system),
• being in poor general health,
• living in a warm and humid climate, and
And also – visiting nail bars where there is no proper hygiene and sterilization!
As clients we expect that all hygienic standards are met in the place of our choice, but are they really?
The only way to be save during your manis or pedis, is to go to the salon that is using disposable materials and has been sterilizing (not disinfecting!) metal tools! The only salon in Ireland that has been sterilizing all metal tools that I’ve been seen so far is Oasis Beauty located in Smithield / Dublin 7.
In case you unfortunately got a fungal infection already, they can help you with a laser treatment so you can enjoy your healthy, shiny nails pretty soon.
So it’s my time for mani now! with no stress that I could catch any infection or something ugly. The only thing that I need to think now is about the nice colour to pick 🙂
Some time ago, actually more than 1,5 year ago! I wrote in the post Rescue my hair in a natural way how you could restore your hair by starting using some natural methods instead of standard chemical approach that definitely won’t help your hair.
Actually I needed to try it as well, because as you can see on the below photo the condition of my hair was terrible!
My hair didn’t have any shine, was mat and looking damaged. I did previously an ombre hair (dying half head on blond) which probably didn’t help it neither.
So I started to use coconut oil before washing, sometimes castor oil – but I found it to be very heavy on my hair and hard to wash off.
For few good months I was washing my hair with a gentle soap only or with baby shampoo. Currently I’ve been using Radical series (shampoo + conditioners for damaged, weak hair – I love these products!). I even stopped blowing it dry with hair dryer many times, leaving it to get dry alone. This was a very big sacrifice for me as my hair doesn’t look nice without a good blow dry.
And first of course I stopped dying it! This definitely changed its condition.
On the photo above my hair ‘AFTER’ wasn’t blow dry, it was left to get dry withiut doing anything but still has shine and smooth texture. I’ve been blowing it dry now quite often (I just need to make it look nice 🙂 ) and I did few highlights but I’ve still been using natural cosmetics and treating it much better.
My hair is smoother, has more shine and looks healthier. Hair dryer of course doesn’t help but I can’t quick everything 😉
Below more photos from that ‘transition period’ – hair done by hairdresser:
Japanese manicure restores my nails, makes them stronger, smoother and shinier! After few treatments they became firmer, stopped damage so easily and acquired healthy pink shade. And they are not painted with nail polish!
This treatments works so great thanks to natural substances rich in vitamins A and E, keratin, bee pollen and silica from the Sea of Japan, ceramides, zinc and other natural advantageous microelements found in algae, bamboo, red tea, jojoba and ilang oils extracts which are rub into the nail plate.
Recently my lovely husband bought me as a gift a spa package 🙂 – 7 treatments at White Pebble SPA & Beauty Clinic in Stillorgan Park Hotel . The SPA looks really nice and they work on Yonka cosmetics which I haven’t tried yet.
The package included 7 treatments like: body peeling, hot stone back massage, feet and hand heat treatment, head massage and Yonka facial with gommage exfoliation and mask. Although they advertised the offer as a day spa visit, everything lasted 2,5h but still it was a very pleasant experience. Continue reading →
This is one of my favourite products! – organic raw coconut oil which you can just simply eat, fry or put into your skin and hair!
I’m using Biona Raw Coconut Oil Biona Raw Coconut Oil from nourish.ie but you may buy any other as long as it’s organic and raw (I would recommend this one which is also used for coking or eating because then should be as much natural as possible…hopefuly).
Biona Raw Coconut Oil comes in small and big jar and regarding to producer it’s gluten free, sugar free, unrefined, unbleached, non-deodorised, non-hydrogenated. Additionally doesn’t contain cholesterol, trans-fats and GM ingredients. I used already two big jars! But it will last really long also for regular users. It has light, lovely coconut smell and just melts on your skin! Continue reading →
Girls! If you’re looking for a great, natural tonner then try hydrosol (known also as a hydrolat). Hydrolat is the condensate water that is left over after the process of extracting an essential oil by water or steam distillation. This aromatic water contains the very essence of everything that was contained within the plant when it was still alive and growing (very important are here its water-soluble – hydrophilic parts of the plant). Continue reading →
Have you ever considered using oils for your face or body? Yes, correct – oils which could have an incredible positive impact on our skin.
But you need to use pure, natural oils from eco fields and forget about mineral oils and lanolin which are comedogenic (block pores, worsen our skin condition and make cause new blackheads and pimples). Continue reading →