CALLUS SOFTENER [KAL-us soff-en-er]
What it is: A corrosive product formulated to soften the thickened skin tissue on the foot prior to reducing and smoothing during a pedicure.
How to use it: Used during a pedicure service to soften hard callused skin on the foot so that it can be easily reduced and smoothed.
How to apply it: Usually squeezed from a bottle or dispensed as a spray directly onto the callus, being careful not to touch any healthy skin tissue.
How to remove it: If needed, wash away with warm soapy water.
How to store it: Store with lids tightly closed in a cool, dry place and keep away from heat and light.
Hi, this is Emese Koppányi.
There is a problem when you're doing pink & white acrylic competition-style nails.
The problem is many, many times you can see small bubbles in your pink.
This is because you are using a huge amount of pink acrylic powder.
So instead, you have to use smaller amounts and more pink powder
when applying your pink part of the nail.
So, when applying smaller beads, and you press with your brush, you can get out all the bubbles from your pink.
So good luck.
See you next time.
No Bubbles in the Pink
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What it is: An organic compound that has a superhydrating effect on skin cells. This emollient improves the appearance of dry, rough skin by hydrating and smoothing the epidermis while also sloughing away dead skin cells.
How to use it: Synthetically formulated and used in skincare products for its moisturizing and natural, gentle exfoliating properties. Urea is found in footcare products as it’s an anti-itch ingredient, so offers relief while, soothing and hydrating the skin.
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CHEMICAL REACTION [keh-muh-kl, ree-ak-shn]
What it is: When two or more molecules interact to create a new and different molecule. Therefore a chemical change that occurs when two or more substances combine to form a new substance. An example would be when two molecules of hydrogen (H2) combine with one molecule of oxygen (O2), they form two molecules of water (H20).
What it is: A substance used to reduce or eliminate pathogens on skin or surfaces.
How to use it: Used on client and professional before service begins. Used on surfaces and tools between clients.
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE [poh-TAS-ee-um hy-DRAHK-syd]
What it is: A chemical compound used in various concentrations that helps to stabilize the pH of skincare, haircare, nail products, soaps and detergents.
What it is: A cosmetic service performed on the feet by a licensed cosmetologist or nail professional. Can include exfoliating the skin and callus reduction, as well as trimming, shaping and polishing toenails; a pedicure often includes foot massage and can have luxury add-ons for a more specialist treatment such as paraffin wax, heated booties, masques.
Why to use it: A therapeutic service that removes dead and hard callused skin, while shaping and treating toenail conditions. Can be cosmetic and for pampering purposes as well as for physical improvement.
NAIL POLISH [neyl-pol-ish]
What it is: AKA lacquer, enamel. A bottle & brush formula of polymer resins, plastisizers, solvents & pigments that create a hard, flexible nail coating.
How to use it: Used to beautify or strengthen the nail.
How to apply it: Most often used with a base coat, then 2 layers of color, then finished with a shiny or matte top coat.
How to store it: Store with lids tightly closed in a cool, dry place & keep away from heat & light.