Updated May 1st, 2024 at 20:50 IST

Hydration To Exfoliation: A Guide To Nail Care During Summers

Staying hydrated is key to keeping your nails healthy and strong. Drink plenty of water and include hydrating foods in your diet.

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As the summer season approaches, it's important to take extra care of your nails, which can get dry, brittle, and prone to breakage due to heat and humidity. Here are some tips and advice on how to take care of your nails in summer. 

Hydrate

Staying hydrated is key to keeping your nails healthy and strong. Drink plenty of water and include hydrating foods in your diet, such as cucumbers, watermelon, and strawberries. You can also apply a moisturizing hand cream or nail oil to your nails and cuticles to keep them hydrated.

 

Wear gloves

When doing household chores like washing dishes or gardening, wear gloves to protect your nails from harsh chemicals and dirt. This will also help to prevent your nails from getting brittle and breaking.

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Avoid overexposure to the sun

While it's important to get some sun exposure to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, overexposure can be harmful to your nails. Too much sun can cause your nails to dry out, become discolored, or even crack. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen on your hands and nails whenever you're outside for extended periods of time.

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Exfoliate

Just like your skin, your nails and cuticles can benefit from exfoliation. Use a gentle nail brush or an exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells and stimulate blood flow to your nails. This will also help to prevent ingrown nails and keep your cuticles looking healthy.

Keep your nails short

Long nails may look glamorous, but they can be more prone to breakage and damage in the summer months. Keep your nails short and well-groomed to prevent them from snagging or breaking. This will also make it easier to maintain good nail hygiene.

 

Take a break from nail polish

While it's fun to wear nail polish, it's important to give your nails a break from time to time. Constantly wearing nail polish can weaken your nails and make them more prone to breakage. Give your nails a chance to breathe for a few days after regular intervals

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By following these tips, you can keep your nails looking and feeling healthy all summer long. Remember to stay hydrated, protect your nails from the sun and chemicals, and choose safe nail products. With a little bit of care and attention, you can have strong and beautiful nails all year round.

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Published May 1st, 2024 at 20:50 IST