Maintaining Healthy Hands And Nails

  • Always use mild soaps, to prevent the skin on the hands drying out.
  • Always dry your hands properly, to prevent the skin from cracking and becoming sore.
  • Remove rings before washing your hands.
  • Apply hand cream after washing your hands, to keep the skin soft.
  • Where possible, wear rubber gloves for household chores, to protect the hands.
  • Wear gloves or barrier cream to protect the hands, when going out in cold weather.
  • Rub cuticle cream into the nails and cuticles daily, to keep them soft.
  • Eat a balanced diet, to promote healthy skin and nails.
  • Use nail strengtheners, to reinforce weak nails.
  • Regular hand exercise, such as fist clenching, wrist circling, and finger spreading, improves the circulation and helps keep the joints supple.

It is imperative to eat a healthy balanced diet filled with fruits and vegetables (raw whenever possible) and drink lots of water. This helps to keep the skin soft and supple and free of wrinkles. Another way to ensure hands and nails to stay healthy is to stay out of the sun as much as possible and always wear an SPF moisturizer to protect yourself from the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays.

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