Do you (or perhaps someone you may know) want to stop BITING those nails and start GROWING them?
As an ex nail biter, I know how tough it is....especially when those little 'snaggy' bits catch on clothes etc. Irresistible to nibble!
Well, if you're serious about stopping, we have devised a great plan to help you. You will need to commit to 8-12 weeks of once a week 20 minutetreatments and a 2minute a day at home application.
Treatments are usually R100, but if you book and commit to the 8-12 weeks, we will only charge you R80. Plus a bottle of Dadi oil and a nail file to take home .
Total R680 - 8 weeks or R995 - 12 weeks
Here's how it works.
Once a week - We remove all the straggly, annoying bits and buff your nail as smooth as possible.
We apply an IBX bond that goes into the nail, not on top! We cure this under a light. This bonds the nail fibres together and prevents splitting, tearing etc
We apply a strengthener that also penetrates the nail plate to fortify it. Also goes under the light.
We apply a sealing layer (optional - men may not want any shine)
We apply a concentrated Dadi oil to soften the cuticle and skin around the nail and feed the nail bed
Everyday, once a day you apply Dadi oil to each of your nails (2 minutes max).
Viola! You will finally have beautiful, smooth nails.
Once you reach your goal, we will throw in a R50 DISCOUNT VOUCHER on a set of Gelish nails to celebrate your gorgeous new nails!
We now offer IPL Permanent Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenation and Radio Frequency for both Face and Body
IPL Hair Removal
IPL provides a gentle, safe and effective solution to permanently remove
unwanted hair, on almost any body area, with proven long-term results.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation
IPL skin rejuvenation provides women and men of all ages with a gentle, safe and effective solution to reduce the visible signs of photo ageing and restore a more youthful and radiant appearance to their skin.
RF Skin and Body Treatments
Radiofrequency (RF) energy treatment is technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin; ideal for those people who either don’t want, or don’t believe they are old enough to have a surgical procedure.
Pure RF energy alone can also be used in treatments to effectively contour the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite and fat.
This is a very common question and fairly simple to understand.
If you imagine that the skin is made up of a few different layers. There are seven in total, three are the main layers and five are sublayers.
The three main layers are-
Epidermis (with 5 sublayers)
This outer layer, no thicker than a sheet of paper, both shields you from the world and presents you to it.
This thick middle layer makes up most of your skin. It contains collagen and elastin — fibres that give strength, structure and elasticity.
This layer, which is mainly fat, is the source of nerves and blood vessels as well as the roots of your hair follicles, oil glands and sweat glands.
As you can tell from the diagram, the Melanocyte (a type of skin cell), lies in the lowest part of the dermis and is responsible for the production of Melanin (pigment) in your skin.
This is where melanoma begins and is usually a result of sun damage (tanning).
Possible signs of melanoma include a change in the appearance of a mole or pigmented area of the skin. I will be posting on how to keep an eye on these moles shortly.
Melanoma is the rarest form of skin cancer, but it is also the most aggressive and is most likely to spread to other parts of the body.
The Skin Cancer Foundation says South Africans are diagnosed every year with the highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in the world!
All skin cancers can occur anywhere in the body, but melanoma is most common in skin that is exposed to sunlight, such as the face, neck, hands and arms.
There are two types of Carcinoma - Squamous cell Carcinoma and Basal cell Carcinoma.
They form in the upper and middle parts of the epidermis, respectively. Both are classified as 'nonmelanoma' and rarely spread to other parts of the body.
Possible signs of nonmelanoma include unusual changes in the skin, such as areas that are small, raised, smooth or red, or skin that is rough, red and scaly.
Image courtesy of http://www.heartspring.net/art_skin_layers_diagram.html
As a Beauty Therapist/Somatologist, I am often asked about various skin conditions and how to determine which are potentially dangerous or not. It is very difficult to determine this in one simple step, but I do believe that it is of vital importance that everyone becomes as knowledgable as possible in order to understand what to look out for.
One of the more common lesions we come across is called a Solar/Actinic Keratosis.
Solar keratoses are rough, scaly spots that form on sun-damaged skin. People with fair skin are more likely to develop actinic keratoses on sun-exposed areas like the face, arms, hands, back of the neck, and upper chest. Limiting time in the sun helps prevent the formation of actinic keratoses. A good quality sunscreen is also great value.
Actinic keratoses are considered precancers, and over time, actinic keratoses may turn into a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. Removing actinic keratoses helps reduce the risk of skin cancer. Actinic keratoses can be removed surgically by cutting, freezing (cryosurgery), or burning. A topical medication called 5-fluorouracil may also be used to treat actinic keratoses. Photodynamic therapy uses a topical solution and a laser to remove the precancerous lesions.
Should you be concerned at all, rather be safe than sorry and get it checked out. This is a very treatable condition, provided it is detected and treated early.
Refer a friend (or two) and reward yourself
We'd love you to help us spread the word, so we're making you an offer that's to good to keep a secret. Pass one of our promo cards onto a friend and they'll receive a huge 50% discount on their first treatment with us. And just to say thank you, you'll get 50% off your next treatment too.
Remember to get your promo card next time you're in Salon.
Cheryl is the owner and one of three therapists at Sublime Skin & Body. She has many years of experience in the industry and is an accredited Beauty Therapy trainer and Environ Skin Product trainer.