Healthy manicure

Finger Food Manicure

Who needs lacquer? Neaten nails with juicy “finger food” instead.

What You Need
5 grapes (red ones are packed with more antioxidants than green)
1 tablespoon sugar

  1. Slice grapes in half width wise.

  2. Dip the fleshy side into the sugar and use it to massage the skin around each nail (one halved grape per finger) for about 30 seconds each.

  3. Brush away excess sugar with a soft towel and rub a dot of grapeseed oil or hand cream onto hands and cuticles.

Beauty Benefit
“The sugar crystals remove dead skin and hangnails, and the gentle fruit acids help exfoliate remaining raggedness,” says Regine Berthelot, head aesthetician at New York City’s Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa.

In order to maintain health nails, having a regular manicure performed on your nails and even a pedicure for your feet is a very good idea. However, it is extremely important to make sure that whoever performs your manicure is well informed on how to properly and professionally perform manicures and pedicures. It is also very important that the technician keeps all equipment clean and disinfected before each use and that the working environment is clean and sanitized as well.

In addition, the massages that are often included with manicures may help to improve the skin’s health by enhancing blood circulation, consequently discouraging wrinkles on the hands.