As new season is making its way, its time to learn all the basic and important beauty tips by heart.
Winter is the season when we experience dry skin, rough edges and brittle nails. In order to maintain hygiene and avoid all these problems, taking care of one's nails is very important. Keep your hands moisturised, coat the nails properly and choose proper lacquer.
Follow these simple steps to obtain healthy nails in every season:
Practice good nail hygiene
Without proper care, the nails become brittle and thin and so, it is essential to have a regular maintenance routine. Manicure and pedicure help in keeping healthy and shiny looking nails. Ensure that you stick to salons that have technicians who have undergone proper training. Wear gloves for better nail care while gardening or housecleaning to protect the polish and keep dirt out of your nails.
Tip: Take care of your nail extensions. Make sure that you fix the damaged nails as soon as possible and keep an eye out for dryness, redness and peeling of skin or cuticles.
Hydrate your hands
It is advised to wash the hands with lukewarm water to help keep the hands and nails soft and smooth. Also, apply a hand cream frequently which is enriched with fruit extracts. It will help in restoring and make the hands look hydrated and moisturised.
Choose right nail care products
Wearing nail polish does not harm your healthy nails. But many of your favourite nail polishes and acrylics are full of harsh chemicals that cause nail brittleness, dryness, and thinning. Ensure that you use products that are paraben-free, sulfate-free, formaldehyde-free, toxin-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free and vegan.
Tip: Pick a nail colour remover that treats conditions that adversely affect nails and cuticles, preferable something that has the unique goodness of Vitamins A, C, and E.
Moisturise your cuticles
Taking care of the cuticles is a critical part for a healthy growing nail. Dry, cracking cuticles not only make nails look messy, they can also cause hangnails and just plain hurt. Cuticles are part of your skin and serve the important purpose of acting as your nail's protective barrier. Moisturise and massage with oils which have healing properties such as Argan Oil to restore moisture and repair damages.
Applying coats is mandatory
Bottom and top coat may seem unimportant, but they help to keep our nails from chipping, splitting, cracking and strengthen and protect the nail from being stained. Try and pick up a top coat which has an external barrier harder than traditional top coats, so it's more durable against wear and damage. Also look for UV protection in the formula to combat environmental damage to include fading and yellowing.
(With IANS Inputs)
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