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Look after Your Nails

Posted on 25th Aug 2010 @ 9:04 AM

Looking after your nails involves more than just washing your hands and trimming your nails. To maintain smooth hands and healthy nails there are a few things you should consider.

Firstly, your nails and hands are continuously impacted by a tidal flow of moisture and oils. While hand washing is a great habit, excessive hand washing and/or using household cleaning solutions without protection will remove vital oil and moisture from your skin and nails, which often results in dry hands and split, peeling nails. Your nail plate is made up of a number of layers of cells that can lose their inner material causing them to become hard, flat and translucent. Strong nails are not just measured by their hardness. Strong, healthy nails are the result of a combination of flexibility and hardness.

Many women and even men go to a salon periodically to have their nails properly looked after. However, some people do not have the time or money for this luxury. If not, this does not mean you should neglect your nails.

Here are some ways you can look after your nails without going to a salon.

1)      When possible wear gloves – while doing housework or even out in the garden to help protect your hands and nails.

2)      Moisturize your hands. You can multitask and do this while watching t.v. or make it a habit to do before you go to bed.

3)      Pay attention to your cuticles – but be gentle. Use a specialized cuticle cream and a cuticle clipper to keep them trimmed, which will help you avoid  hang nails.

4)      Devote some time to them. Taking the time to polish your nails, whether it is with a clear nail polish, trendy color or even a nail strengthener polish can have marvelous results.

5)      Stash emery boards everywhere. Pretty nails can easily be ruined due to a snag and your teeth.

If you have recently been to a salon for your nail care, but don’t have the time to go as often as you like you can always look into a manicure home maintenance kit to help maximize and retain the results of your salon visit. For example, the Bella Mani Home Maintenance Kit helps you maintain your beautiful nails in the comfort of your home. As part of the kit you receive 1/8 oz our Cuccio’s Forte Nail Strengthener, 5 ml of Cuccio’s Grapeseed Hand Anti Oxidant Oil and a pair of Cotton Gloves.

All you have to do is nurture your hands three times a week with the Grapeseed Hand Anti Oxidant Oil, which protects your skin from environmental factors that are known to accelerate aging. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while leaving your hands smoother, softer and virtually lifted. Cuccio’s Forte Nail Strengthener should be used once or twice a week over natural nails or polish. This nail strengthener is the first botanical nail hardener that does not contain toluene or formaldehyde. It uses horsetail grass as an ‘elasticizer’ so that your nails are more pliable – reducing cracks and brittleness.

Your nails are an important aspect of your body – so show them some respect!