DIY Green Beauty recipes from L’Atelier Green Paris
When the world is facing an unseen tragedy so far, called COVID-19, many are wondering what the priorities in life are. To make your stay at home easier and more bearable, L’Atelier Green Paris is constantly working into providing you with suggestions, ideas, and tips that you can do at home. Also, for you home manicure, all of our nail polishes are safely packed, disinfected and ready to be sent over to your home, following the strictest hygiene policy.
DIY hand mask recipe
Excessive hand washing and disinfecting because of the current situation damages the skin and that is undeniable. Since hygiene of our hands must be kept on the highest possible level so that we can protect ourselves from getting infected by the virus, the skin is extremely dry and cracked. Caring for your hands can be done by making a hand mask.
One of the best and easiest hand recipes involves nothing more than oil and sugar. You will need 2/3 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of either coconut oil or olive oil. Mix these two into a jar or container. Apply it to the hand, rub them a bit and rinse them off with warm water. After that, apply highly moisturising hand cream. The combination of sugar and oil will nurture and make your hands softer, while the hand cream will add the needed moisture.
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DIY Green Beauty Recipe
Below is a step-by-step guide to removing your gel or acrylic polish without damaging your nails.
You will need:
- A coarse nail file
- Foil cut into strips
- 100% acetone polish remover (If you cant get some acetone, check next Tips below)
- An orange stick or a cuticle pusher
- A buffing block
- Cuticle oil or hand moisturiser of your choice
- Roughen the surface of the nails using a coarse nail file. This helps break through the top coat to allow the remover to penetrate the layers of polish below.
- Soak a cotton ball with the acetone remover and place it on one of the fingernails.
- Wrap the finger with the cotton ball in foil, and squeeze it nice and tight so that the cotton ball stays in contact with the nail. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for each nail.
- Wait about 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the foil from one finger. Push the polish off of the nail using your orange stick or cuticle pusher. Don’t use anything too sharp or you could remove the top layer of your nail. Repeat this step for each nail.
- Use your buffing block to smooth the surface of each nail and remove any remaining little bits of polish.
- Wash and Apply 2 coats of SOS DAMAGED NAILS to strengthen and nourish your nails.
- Moisturise your hands and nails.
Below is a step-by-step guide to removing your gel or acrylic polish without Acetone and without damaging your nails.
- A piece of newspaper
- Acetone-free polish remover or rubbing alcohol
- Small bowl
- Petroleum jelly
- Cuticle stick
- Nail buffer
- Cuticle cream and moisturiser
- Set up the materials such as a bowl containing acetone-free polish remover or rubbing alcohol. Spread out a newspaper around the area.
- Put petroleum jelly on your fingers and then start dipping it to the bowl for twenty minutes. Wait for the acrylic nails to soften.
- Get the cuticle stick and slowly remove the acrylic nail. Be careful not to damage your natural nails. If there are remaining acrylic materials, redo the second and third step until it all fade away.
- Clean the nails with a buffer.
- Wash your hands and gently dry it with a towel.
- Put on the cuticle cream and moisturiser on the skin and fingernails for reshaping purposes.
- Apply SOS DAMAGED NAILS