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Illegal Callus Razors and Pedicures

 Did you know that razor callus shavers used by some salons during a pedicure to remove calluses are illegal in most states? Why? Removal of calluses by cutting is considered to be a medical procedure to be performed by a doctor. The problem with salons using them is the razor, most likely, is not sterilized. A little cut can become a big problem if a germ gets in there.  Blades are illegal in all states in the US except Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. Salons and spas are permitted to use foot files, pumices, foot peels and scrubs to smooth and reduce calluses. Read more on getting a safe pedicure Stay Healthy and Beautiful!   xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist,  Esthetician,  Makeup Artist Click here to visit my latest post   See me at  Styling Point in Media, Pa  for natural nail care, facials, spot massages, face and body waxing, pedicures an

Stress Relief: Swedish Massage

Our lives leave us stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted!  This stress leads to a myriad health problems. Exercise will help chase the stress away.  Another way?   Massage.  The Swedish massage with it's long strokes and kneading motions is a wonderful, comforting stress reducing massage. This type of massage is popular in spas and salons.  It will lift your mind, body and spirit!  A Swedish massage is very different from a deep tissue massage but it doesn't have to be a swishy washy light touch massage. A Swedish massage can be done with firm pressure. Here are some of the benefits of Swedish massage. The manipulation of the skin and muscles promotes relaxation, well being and stress reduction.    The level of the stress hormone cortisol drops during a massage.    Endorphins, the brain chemicals that are our natural pain relievers and stress reducers, increase. Circulation is increased providing increased oxygen to the tissues of the body and better eliminat

Q&A: Face Primer

Q. Should I use a primer before I put on my foundation? A.  It depends on your skin. Some people benefit more from primer than others. Some can just use a moisturizer as a primer.  A face primer will help hide imperfections in your skin so your foundation goes on smoother.  Older skin that has more imperfections than young skin benefits most from a face primer. Also, anyone who has acne scarring. A silicone based face primer puts a film over your skin. This film floats on top of of skin helping to hide large pores, shallow scars and small lines.  There are also tinted primers designed to conceal imperfections such as redness. Some primers provide oil control allowing foundation to look fresher longer.  The foundation applied over any face primer gives you that flawless finish. BB & CC creams are great face primers.            Have a Beautiful Day!  xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist,  Esthetician,  Makeup Artist PS: Thanks for using my amazon 💋 As an Amazon Associate, I

Do we need to take vitamins?

We love to take our vitamin supplements! Many people think of supplements as magic pills that give us better health and more energy.  We need vitamins for our health that's for sure.  But, do we actually need to take vitamin supplements to be healthier or can we get the vitamins we need from the foods we eat? So many questions!  What do doctors say about taking vitamin supplements? ABC News asked doctors if taking vitamin supplements is necessary. The doctors asked agreed that no supplements are needed, with the exception of Folic Acid, Vitamin D and Calcium for some people.  Dr. Donald Hensrud, an associate professor of preventative medicine and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic said, "For most dietary supplements, there is not a lot of evidence they improve health, including multivitamins." Not enough evidence. That's interesting. Doctors recommend eating a healthy, balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables to get the nutrients your body needs to