Natural Products to Promote Nail Health
Are your nails brittle and prone to breaking? Pamper them with balms that are packed with vitamins and healing botanicals. For example, vitamin E repairs your skin and protects it from future damage while jojoba seed oil is an effective hydrator. Caring for your cuticles is especially important if you want to have healthy nails. Keep your cuticles moisturized. Dry and damaged cuticles let germs and dirt gather at the base of your nails, and may lead to weaker nails.
Soften Skin Overnight
While you sleep, you can be rejuvenating the skin on your hands and feet. Apply a generous dose of product on your hands, especially where your fingers bend, and around your nails. Cracked skin is common in these areas. If you have calluses at the base of your fingers, put a liberal amount of product there, too. Then pull on cotton gloves. For your feet, concentrate on the toes, the balls of your feet, and your heels. The skin on your feet is particularly thick, so take time to massage the product into your problem areas. Then put on cotton socks. The heat generated by your hands and feet, combined with the natural formulas, will create an ultra-conditioning treatment that penetrates your skin. Natural ingredients with superb hydrating properties include shea butter and oils from almonds, coconuts, olives, soybeans, and sunflowers. Aloe vera is a healing agent, and beeswax helps to seal in the moisture. Come morning, your skin will be soft and supple.
Take the Botanical Goodness Wherever You Go
Don't keep your hand lotion at home. Once you step out of your front door, your hands are subjected to the damaging rays of the sun and other drying conditions. Carrying, lifting, pulling, and pushing also stress the skin. Stash a natural salve in your car, at the office, and in a purse or pocket so you can shield and strengthen your skin throughout your day. Look for a non-greasy and quick-absorbing botanical formula so you can smooth it on and be on your way. If you work outdoors, a healing balm with botanical oils, beeswax, and aloe vera will keep your hands from getting weathered. Your feet might not be as exposed to the elements, but they are rubbing against footwear and pounding the pavement. If you feel a blister coming on, or have tired feet, kick off your shoes and treat yourself to an application of lotion. To invigorate your feet, look for natural skin care
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