Today’s post is all about giving you the tips and advice you need for healthy hands and nails. Every woman knows how great she feels when her hands look good!
Tips for Happy Healthy Hands
- For healthy hands, never use your nails as tools such as opening cans or
- Avoid cleaning under your nails with sharp instruments, as it will loosen your nail from the nail bed, opt for a soft nail brush to clean your nails.
- Value health over length, the longer your nails, the easier for it to hook and tear. Shorter nails will last longer.
- Strengthen and Minimize white spots and brittle nails with regular use of minerals and vitamins. Folic acid is especially good for your nails, but don’t drink too many, as it make your nail oily and can make false nails lift or fall off. For more information on which vitamins to use, read our previous blog post!
- Keep your nails clean and dry, this will not only make your hands look healthy but also prevents fungus.
- Your nails should always be shaped and free of snags, snags can hook and break the nail, and most times this is quite painful.
- DO NOT bite your fingernails, this will cause overgrowth of cuticles, making it easier for them to tear in which is quite painful. Also this is not a pretty picture.
- Trim your toenails regularly, especially if you are active. Long toenails can push against shoes. This can cause bruising or toe nail to lift.
- Moisturize post sanitize. Sanitizer contains high amounts of alcohol which tends to dry your skin.
- Protect your hands with daily sunscreen to prevent age spots. Hands are in the sun a lot, especially when driving in a car, the windscreen also magnifies your skin to the sun.
- Use a weekly hand mask. This will help to moisturise your hands and keep them looking soft and youthful.
How to prevent nail fungus:
- If you do tend to have manicures done, I would advise you to get them done every 2 – 3 weeks to maintain healthy nails.
- Clean nails thoroughly between applications
- If you suspect a nail has dislodged, remove it and replace with a new nail
- Keep your toenails trimmed and short
- Wear shoes that fit properly
- Choose breathable footwear
- Use antifungal sprays or powders
- Avoid going barefoot in public facilities like pools and locker rooms