- If you want healthy nails and a longer-lasting manicure, use cuticle oil or solar oil daily. It promotes healthy nails, prevents split nails and hangnails, according to Kerry Conklin of Charsima Salon in Erie. “Not using it is like skipping conditioner on your hair,” she said. With all the hand sanitizers and other soaps we use that dry out our nails and hands, cuticle oil makes just plain good sense. And it smells good. Oils can include coconut oil, soybean oil, almond oil and other oils. That photo at left is a sparkle CND manicure, courtesy of Kerry.
- Allergies can be triggered by things we use in our cosmetics and hair care products. Recent breakouts I had were due to something in a shampoo. This is particularly important for people with gluten sensitivity. Read a blog on Celiac.com that discusses it.
- This time of year, my hair has been fried by the sun, but I love being in the sun. Crowning Glory studios features a great article on the Top 10 foods for shiny hair. The article notes that women need to pack on the protein for healthy hair. Iron deficiency in women also has a lot to do with hair loss and dried out hair.
For more fun, peek at Debby Boone, 55, who sang “You Light Up My Life” back in the ’70s. She is the daughter of eternal crooner Pat Boone — he’s 78. Both are pitching forLifestyle Lift — an alternative to traditional facelifts.