As temperatures fall and winter climates pose dryness to skin and hands, don’t let your clients walk out of your salon without a maintenance plan. Elaine Watson, global education director for Star Nail International, shares three ways to nurture nails and hands.
1. Recommend that clients start their day with a skin regime using Cuccio Naturalé Butter. “Cuccio’s 24-hour timed release hydration will help continue to hydrate and fight off further damage from winter’s dry elements,” Watson says. She also adds that the butter doesn’t have to be limited to hands and nails, but applied liberally on the whole body.
2. Care for cuticles and nails with Cuccio Naturalé Cuticle Oil. She recommends keeping it on your desk, work station, in your car, on your retail area. “Severely dry skin will just soak up extra oil. Once you’ve got a regular regimen going, you won’t have to apply as option. It will also fight off the dreaded hangnail. By keeping cuticles moist, they won’t crack and catch on to clothing,” she says.
3. Take deep conditioning to the next level. “Instead of incorporating a clay mask as part of your manicure or pedicure, use something like Cuccio Naturalé Deep Dermal Wrap,” Watson recommends. “First, exfoliate with a Cuccio scrub to remove dead skin cells and then apply the Deep Dermal Wrap to skin. You can use plastic wrap or a warm, moist towel to wrap over the skin. The heat resulting from the towel or from body heat trapped under the plastic will reduce Deep Dermal into a liquid, which the skin will absorb.” The product is absorbed more deeply into the dermis layer than traditional butter or lotions, with ingredients including comfrey, which repairs damaged skin cells—which is very important during winter months.
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