In the summer season, the skin of the hands and nails need special care, which is based on effective hydration and protection from ultraviolet rays. In addition, in summer, hands are more likely to come into contact with earth and sand, which have an extremely negative effect on the skin and nail plate.
You can protect your nails with special rubber gloves, which must be worn while gardening, washing dishes, and other household chores. By the way, it is easy to combine work activity with cosmetic procedures. To do this, apply a repairing hand and nail cream to the skin and put on cotton gloves, and rubber gloves on top of them.
Ultraviolet light can not only age the skin of the hands, but also severely damage the manicure. Bright varnishes in the bulk are defenseless against exposure to sunlight, so in summer they quickly lose their rich color. The modern cosmetics industry offers special coatings that protect nails from the harmful radiation of the sun, while maintaining the bright color of the varnish.
If you feel that your hands dry out under the influence of sunlight and dust, and your nails exfoliate, lubricate the cuticles with vegetable oils. Olive, almond, rose oils, as well as preparations enriched with vitamins A and E, contribute to the strengthening of the nail plate. Recently, oils have appeared containing an extract from wheat germ, which perfectly restores nails and ensures the integrity of the cuticle.
Apply a few drops of the oil to the base of the nail plate and rub them into the cuticle with gentle circular motions. Repeat this procedure every day, morning and evening, even if your nails are varnished.
Salt sea water is another effective way to restore nail structure. Due to its composition, it is able to improve the health of the nail plate in just two weeks of vacation at sea. Under the influence of sea water, the nails are smoothed, become more transparent, flexible and shiny. However, while staying at sea, it should be remembered that salt water actively flushes useful microelements from the nails, in particular calcium. Therefore, every time you bathe, take a shower and rinse the salt off your body.