Beautiful hands deserve beautiful nails

 

In the same way that you should moisturise your face twice a day, it’s important to keep your hands hydrated. Without enough moisture, you will quickly suffer from dry skin and ragged cuticles. Stock up on small tubes of your favourite hand cream with a sun protection factor – keep one in your handbag, one in your car, one on your desk, and put one on your bedside table so that you can moisturise your hands and nails wherever you are. Apply hand cream onto damp skin, right after you wash your hands, to help lock in hydration.

Healthy nails are beautiful nails

 

Healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. They’re uniform in colour and free of spots or discolouration. During any manicure or pedicure you receive a relaxing massage of the hands or feet which helps to improve blood circulation and improves mobility for the joints. With regular manicures and pedicures, the chances of your nails developing fungi and other infections are reduced. If you’re concerned about the health of your nails, consult a dermatologist.

 
Signs of Healthy Nails:
v Nail plates are an even flesh tone
v Cuticles are intact – never cut them
v Your nails are uniform in shape
v A prominent half-moon shaped white section is visible at nail base

Your hands need not be a tell-tale sign of your age

 

In the same way that the rest of your body benefits from regular exfoliation, the skin your hands will benefit from the same treatment. Sloughing off the top layer of skin on your hands will reveal younger looking skin underneath.  Once or twice a week, use a sugar scrub – made with one teaspoon of sugar combined with coconut oil – to give your hands a quick and light exfoliation. This will keep them smooth and soft – and help to eliminate brown age spots. The key is to exfoliate on a regular basis. Make sure to treat yourself to a regular manicure – nothing finishes off beautiful hands better than professionally polished nails.​

Five good reasons to have a regular pedicure

 

Here are five benefits to having a regular pedicure that will make you want to keep your feet happy and gorgeous-looking all year round:
v Removes calluses and cracked dry skin on your feet
v  Exfoliation promotes healthier skin
v  Improves circulation
v  Early detection of nail ailments or fungus
v Makes your feet and toes aesthetically pleasing

Birthday

 

We are celebrating our 3rd birthday in a big way! We are giving away 3 x 30 minute massages! Share your photos of your experience at our spa and tag our account and use the hashtag #originwellness and you could stand a chance of winning one of the massages!
 
T&C: One winner will be selected at the end of three weeks in September (14th, 21st and 28th). Prizes are not exchangeable. Pre-booking essential, subject to availability.

Five ways to treat your feet the way you treat your face

 

1.      Kick off by soaking your feet for 5 to10 minutes in warm water and Epsom salts, which helps eliminate toxins in the body.
2.      Cleanse your feet from top to bottom and make sure to scrub between your toes and clean underneath your nails.
3.      Massage your feet frequently – a good rubdown will bring oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and remove waste.
4.      Moisturise each night, paying special attention to the heels. For nails and cuticles use olive oil or almond oil for hydration.
5.       Wear sunscreen! Our feet are one of the body parts we often forget to protect from the sun’s rays.  Be sure to slather it on from head to toe when you go out and about this summer.

Getting your nails ready for a hot date

The phone rings and you don’t recognise the number. You groan – not another fast talking telesales agent! But in the next moment your heart skips a beat – it’s the really nice guy that you met at quiz night. The friend of your friend – the one she gave your number to. He’s phoning to ask if you’d like to have a drink after work. You jump into action – a lunchtime dash to get a wash & blow dry and just enough time to pop in Origin Wellness Spa to shape and paint your nails a luscious deep red. Voila – you own the night!

It’s so easy to book your manicure or pedicure online – or buy a gift voucher for a friend

Select a treatment and click – and you’re booked.  Our fabulous range of treatments for hands and feet are at your fingertips. We have made it so easy for you to book a mani or pedi (or any Origin treatment) online via our website or by clicking on the BOOK button in our insta profile.  The same goes for buying a gift voucher to treat a friend or the special person in your life.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Protect your hands and nails from wear and tear

 

Whenever you’re deep cleaning your home, or gardening, or doing anything that involves soaking your hands in hot sudsy water it is important to protect your hands and nails – and your manicure – by wearing suitable gloves.  Washing dishes in hot, soapy water without gloves can weaken your nails – while the wear and tear caused by cleaning or gardening then scrubbing up afterwards can damage your nails and leaving you with dry, flaky skin on your hands.  To promote extra soft skin, apply hand cream directly before you put on your protective gloves.