Nails & Hands

English: Female hands.

English: Female hands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few tips for soft and nourished hands from All4women.

Healthy Nail Growth

Take about five minutes a day to rub your fingernails. Filing the corners of your nails weakens them and will cause them to break easily. Perfumes that contain alcohol also weaken brittle nails.

Soft Hands

Mix some milk and lemon juice together and massage into your hands. Leave for five minutes. This will make your hands soft and smooth.

Try mixing about half a cup of yoghurt and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and rubbing the mixture onto your hands. Rinse after a few minutes. This will help make your hands soft and smooth.

For softer hands, use an exfoliator twice a week, preferably in the mornings and evenings. Combine sugar, oats, rice and water.  Scrub your hands for five minutes and use a hand moisturiser afterwards.The exfoliator will remove all the dead keratinized cells which in turn will help with the absorption of the moisturiser, leaving you with softer hands.

Nail Dilemma!

When your nail suddenly chips or tears and you don’t have any glue or don’t want to cut them short, put a layer of base coat on the nail and paste a thin layer of tissue paper on nail. Apply another layer of base or top coat. This will make the tissue paper transparent and your nail can last for the night.

Nourish Your Cuticles

Whilst watching TV in the evening, rub cuticle oil or cream in circular movements into your cuticles. This will nourish them and help keep them from adhering to the nail plate.

Nail Care

After buffing your nails, apply a base coat as this helps to protect the nails from any discoloration over a period of time. Thereafter apply your chosen nail varnish and follow with a top coat. This will help to protect the nail varnish and to keep it from peeling and flaking.


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