NailMUA: Charmeric At Home Facial

People are always complementing my skin and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve shared this D.Y.I. detox face mask recipe…so here it goes:

Materials

  • Baking soda
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Activated Charcoal
  • Turmeric
  • Manuka Honey
  • Castor oil
  • Frankincense oil
  • Rose Water
  • Water
  • Non-Metallic Mixing bowl
  • Spoon or Facial Spatula
  • Cotton Balls

Step 1:

Cleanse

Wet face with warm water or use facial steamer to open pores. Next, mix paste with 1 tbsp. of water and 1 tbsp of water and add 6 drops of Tea Tree Oil. Apply baking soda paste mixture to face and scrub gently to remove sweat and skin residue. Finish this step by swiping away all left over paste with a Rose Water moistened cotton ball.

Be sure to clean and dry bowl for use in the next step.

Step 2:

Detox Face + Clean pores

Now mix together 1 tbsp. of Bentonite Clay, 1 tsp. of Turmeric along with 1/2 tsp. of Activated Charcoal. Add 1 tbsp or 2 tbsp of water to the dry ingredients and mix with spoon or facial spatula until smooth and apply directly to face and neck.

Here is “how to” vid on making this mask: NailMUA: Charmeric Facemask

Let air dry and rinse off completely.

Pro tip: Re-wet mask with fingertips for easier and faster removal.

This is the point where you want to extract any pimples or remove black heads/white heads now that the mask has pulled them out your face.

Swipe again with Rose Water, this helps the skin calm down after the extraction process.

Step 3:

Hydrate + Moisturize

Apply Manuka Honey all over face and neck. Let stand for 15 mins. Rinse and swipe with Rose Water once more. This is ultra relaxing and replenished elasticity and hydrates your skin.

Mix a dime sized amount of Castro oil together with 5 drops of Frankincense. Emulsify and fuse oils together by rubbing the mixture between your hands for 20 seconds.

Smooth over face and neck in upwards motion to feed that new amazing layer of polish skin you have just revealed! Enjoy the aromatherapy while you admire your glowing skin!

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Fruit of the week: Jackfruit

#JackFruit!

Best fruit on earth!

Ok if you don’t know now you know!!

This fruit a #powerhouse #superfruit that helps your blood health that basically feeds your skin and everything else.

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Vegans use this a meat substitute because of how much protein it has in one serving!

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NailMua: #nailart

So my client came in with a special request today…

She will be attending the National Gathering of Native Americans so I thought the #thunderbird #unlimited happiness was appropriate.

❤It was truly an honor❤

NailMua: Birthday Nails

I’m in love with this set!

I used #IBD #HardGel and then polished my accent nail with #perfectmatch #moodchange #sunset and #cnd #icedcoral on the rest of my nails. This is my favorite set to date!!

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NailMua: Dipping Powder

So 6 out of my last 7 clients chose #pink….

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NailMua: MMA vs. EMA

Brief overview of the risk that comes with using acrylic products that contain MMA.

MMA vs. EMA

So there is this on going issue in the nail industry: MMA(Methyl MethAcrylate) vs. EMA(Ethyl MethAcrylate). A lot of articles and information can be very helpful in theory, but how can you tell if you have come into contact with MMA products.

Look, lets get real:

Not all nail techs and acrylic producing companies are telling the truth about the products they create, sell and use on clients.

The 411:

How can you protect yourself and your clients from MMA exposure?

First of all, test the products. Mix the monomer with the acrylic powder. Let it harden and then let it soak in acetone to see if the product dissolves. If the product dissolves, then the acrylic product is safe, EMA. If it does not dissolve, its MMA. Do this in front of clients to inform them.

MMA was developed for use in the dental industry. However, they use it in a lab with proper ventilation when filling the molds sent in by the dental office. This is okay because once the product has hardened, it is no longer harmful.

Now, imagine this product on the nail. As a nail tech, I can tell you first hand it is very difficult to remove acrylic MMA because it doesn’t dissolve and there is a lot of filing and usually causes damage. Very uncomfortable for clients. EMA dissolves in acetone and easily files off. The odor of the liquid monomer is very STRONG, which is damaging and unsafe for breathing. It is also banned by the FDA. Clients who I have come to me to have MMA removed from nails, tell me they felt betrayed and lied to, which is never good. If you run into this situation as a tech, reassuring them to rebuild trust can ease any tension the previous experience might have caused.

Recap:

Best advice: research and test acrylic before using is on clients. Take special care when removing MMA from nail to prevent damage, since it does not dissolve in acetone. Finally, educate clients about MMA to avoid and protect yourself, co-workers and clients from harmful side effects.

Let me know what your experiences have been with acrylic services, feedback, communication and education are key in preventing harmful and illegal salon products and services.

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