My nails have been just horrible since last winter. I don't think it was the weather, though, because they're still splitting, especially on my right hand. I've been using Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Salon Strength. This seems to help if I remember to use it every day.
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Speaking of nails--it's that time of year for naked feet!! I use a foot ointment called Kerasal One Step Exfoliating Foot Moisturizer Therapy. I call it my pedicure in a bottle. It's not as fancy as other treatments I've used, but it seriously takes care of any dryness or roughness on your feet. I use it all around the nail bed of my toes to makes sure they look pedi-perfect. I've even used it on my cuticles on my hands when they've looked dried out. Best stuff ever.
You can wear gloves when cleaning or doing the dishes. I also like to use Sephora cuticle oil. I believe Rite Aid has a version of it too, for cheaper. It is like a small pen, and I put it in my purse and use it several times a day to moisturize around the cuticle and nail area.
Also, a multi-vitamin would help, and make sure you are getting enough water and protein in your diet.
I also love using Burt's Bees Res Q ointment for my cuticles. It is good stuff!
You may also wish to discuss the issue with your doctor, as the condition of your nails could indicate an underlying medical condition. You can tell him or her that you think it is due to having your hands in water. Let them rule out any medical causes.
I have this problem too! The best thing I've found (its cheap too) is Vaseline Healthy Hand and Nail hand cream, it sinks in really super quickly and strengthens nails by 50%. Its also really good when rubbed into cuticles!! There are loads of videos on youtube about various oily/salty things you can soak your nails in for a treat. And WEAR GLOVES :D
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I use OPI's Nail Envy and Avoplex oil and it works wonders on nails and cuticles. People have asked me how I got such great nails. Sadly it only works whilst you keep it up so you have to be prepared to keep buying the products. I found QVC to be the cheapest by miles so look out for their next OPI TSV in your country. I also love L'occitane shea butter hand cream as that helps the nails and hands too. Hope that helps.
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I try to get in a habit of putting lotion on each time I wash my hands. A friend gave me a tube from Avon that has silicone in it as a skin protectant. I rub it into my cuticles, and I can tell it helps. I would also recommend wearing gloves to do dishes. I started wearing them just to keep from getting grossed out by the food particles (I am easily grossed out), but it definitely makes a huge difference as far as keeping your hands from getting dried out as well. Hope this helps!
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As an esthetician I spend my day with my hands wet. I use this in the shower and it works miracles. It's a manicure pumice stone. It's $3.99 and you can find it at Sally's Beauty Supply too. http://www.bodytoolz.com/IBS/SimpleCat/Pro duct/asp/hierarchy/0004/product-id/896 385.html
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Fitness Minutes: (70) Posts: 2 5/25/11 12:33 P
I have a hard time keeping up with my finger nails. I do dishes a lot which wears done nails and I feel like the skin around my cuticle is always peeling ( i know its gross lol). I just wanted to see if anyone had some tips on getting and keeping your nails healthy. Thanks
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