This week our guest blogger AJ has some great tips on how to keep your hands looking young!
With age, gradually all the parts of your body start giving away, showing you that you in the process of aging. The parts which are first in the line are your neck, forehead, arms and your hands. Hands are great one of the parts that shows you that you have aged. However if you take a little care of your hands, you might be able to hide the signs of aging. There are various anti wrinkle creams that are available in the market. Along with using those, one can also polish their nails to distract people from looking at hands. Research has proved that women’s hands look younger if they are properly painted and manicured. How can you paint your hands well so that you can hide the signs of aging? Here are some anti wrinkle manicure tips for the same.
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File your nails regularly
File your nails to keep them in shape. Filing also helps to protect nails from chipping off from the edge. Use a good crystal glass file to file your nails and produce a clean and chip free nail. File the nail fully so that the edged are rounded off and there are no sharp edges to be seen.
Wash the nail properly
People who regularly work in the garden or in the kitchen have dust and sticky grits in their nails. It is necessary that one cleans nails properly with soap and brush. The best way to do so is apply some shampoo in a mug of Luke warm water and then gently rub the nails with a soft brush. The sticky grit will gradually vanish.
Groom the nails
Do not clip cuticles of the nails. The cuticle helps to protect the nails and the center of its growth. Cutting the cuticles may result in thinning of nails and turning them brittle. The best way to take care of the cuticles is by moisturizing them and then pushing them back.
Let your nail breathe
Sometimes one feel see their nails turning yellowish. This often happens because of frequent use of nail polish and nail polish remover which contains harsh chemicals. Let your nail remain free form polishes for some time and let them breathe freely. If your nails have already turned yellow, use a lemon to remove the yellowish stains. After that, apply a transparent coating or a nail base. This helps the nails to strengthen and stops it from breaking.
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Paint your nails
Paint your nail with pale colors like metallic pink, baby pink or white. These colors help to reflect more light and make your nail shine and shimmer. Use nail polishes which do not contain chemicals like toulene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate. They pose harm to your nails. Use nail polishes which protects nail from UV rays of the sun.
Vitamin B complex is very good for protecting your nails. Have a capsule of Vitamin B along with calcium for protecting your nails by strengthening them. This is also useful for swimmers who stay in water for long hours. Daily consumption of the same augments nail thickness by 25%, making it strong.
Remove nail polish with a remover which is nonacetone. This helps is keeping the nails moist and healthy. One can also try organic removers made with lavender and soya beans.
Following these simple tips would help in protecting your nails from aging. Along with the anti wrinkle products, homemade remedies also work wonders for nails. Try them out and see the difference in your looks.
About the Author:
The above article is written by AJ who specializes with anti wrinkle skin care products and runs her own small salon. She loves to advise people with beauty and health care tips via her articles.