Maintaining personal care and hygiene has become more critical than ever. You have a hair-care routine, skincare routine, lip care routine, then why leave out your nails? Your nails go through a lot throughout the day, from doing the dishes to opening food cans. Your nails are always at risk of damage, infections, and severe nail breaks.
Having a regular nail care routine will help you achieve healthier, stronger and more beautiful nails. You don't need to go for expensive manicures or nail treatments; you can simply follow these 5 DIYs that will change your #NailGame forever!
DIYs for Healthy Nails
1. Hydrate your cuticles
The skin around your nails, i.e. cuticles, promote nail growth and protect your nails from infections. You may get rid of the dead cuticles, but if you push them back too much or cut them more than necessary, that, in turn, leaves your nail bed open to infection. So, if you are new to cutting cuticles, leave it to the professionals.
To maintain good cuticle health, you can moisturize your cuticles with natural oils like coconut oil and jojoba oil. After applying this oil, let it soak in for 5-10 minutes and then move on to pushing back your cuticles. This will make the process less painful and far more gentle. It is recommended to apply cuticle oil every day before going to bed to work its magic!
2. Protect your nails while doing aggressive chores
Chores like cleaning, washing clothes, doing the dishes are some of the tasks that one cannot avoid. But it doesn't mean your nails can't. Putting your hands and nails in water for long hours is not a healthy habit for your nails.
The more time they spend in the water, the weaker they get. Your hands and nails will lose their natural oils, making your hands dry and your nails brittle. To keep your hands well moisturized, indulge in DeBelle Skin Moisturizer Blueberry Burst with the goodness of fresh blueberries.
3. Use apple cider vinegar to avoid nail infections
Apple cider vinegar has immense antifungal properties. It is readily available in the market, and it is an excellent option for people who suffer from fungal or bacterial nail infections. Apple cider vinegar is acidic that works effectively by eliminating the alkaline environment in which bacteria tends to grow.
Fill up a bowl with equal parts of apple cider vinegar and warm water. Soak your hands in for 20 minutes, and you can have your own hand spa experience at home. Feel free to pamper your toenails with the same method too!
4. Avoid chemical-based nail polishes
Wearing nail polish isn't going to harm your healthy nails unless the nail polish you use contains harmful chemicals. Look out for nail polishes that are free of toxins and chemicals. This will ensure a healthy manicure for your healthy nails. The DeBelle range of nail lacquers is naturally enriched with seaweed extract, promoting nail growth and freeing five harmful toxins. You can enjoy a long-lasting manicure that nourishes your nails with DeBelle.
The same goes for removing your nail polish; avoid acetone nail polish removes that strip the moisture from your nails and cuticles. Instead, try out DeBelle Nail Lacquer remover wipes enriched with nourishing argan oil. It enhances your nails' strength & promotes nail growth.
5. Keep your nails clean
Nail hygiene is not just about DIY remedies; it is also about incorporating some habits that help your nails remain healthy for a longer time. One such habit is cleaning your nails well. There is a lot of dirt and bacteria that settles around and under our nails. It is essential to get rid of them regularly to avoid infections. All you need to do is wash your hands well and gently scrub around and under your nails.
Once you follow these DIY nail care routines religiously, you will notice a significant change in your nail health.
Whether your nail care is a form of self-care or hygienic practice, keeping your nails healthy is a worthwhile investment. You may also want to consider using nail hardener to strengthen and nourish your nails, while taking a break from wearing nail polishes. Our argan oil enriched nail hardener adds essential nutrients to your nails and prevents them from chips and breakages.
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