We have all heard horror stories of women that spent hours in the beauty studio in an attempt to get the perfect manicure which reflects the latest fashion trends only to ruin it an hour later when all domestic chores came their way. Yes household responsibilities and good, healthy nails are not the best of roommates. Your nails get weaker and paler, so they just like any other part of your body need some extra care.
So, what is the best way to keep your nails healthy and strong?
There are quite a few nail aggressors in our everyday life. Let’s start with most common one – water! In case you need to do plenty of dish-washing, make sure you start using protective gloves. The more you keep your nails into the water, the easier they will break. Another harming agent might be the sun – so treat your nails the same way you treat your skin when outside – start using protective oil! Aggressor number three in our short article on nail health would be the soap – so whenever you need to use it, please make sure your use some nourishing and moisturizing oil after that, not just for your skin, but for your nails as well. Yes, nails can get drier as well!
A few nail nourishing recipes
The everyday nail mask includes the following ingredients – 4 g of beeswax, a boiled yolk and some melted butter. Stir those into a bowl, and then place the mixture gently over your nails. Leave it on for 5 – 10 minutes and then rinse carefully with warm water.
The home recipe for fragile nails – the recipe includes quite a few ingredients: 2 spoons of sea salt, 4 drops of sandalwood oil, 1 tea spoon of lemon juice and 2 wheat germ oil drops. Mix those and place your finger nails into the liquid for about 15 minutes. Rinse carefully after that.