Your hands and nails come into quite a bit of abuse on a daily basis. Washing your hands, harsh detergents, sun exposure, typing on a computer, and even your daily routine can wreck your nails. Getting regular manicures and pedicures can help your nails look good, but addressing the issues with some home care can make a real difference when it comes to the health of your nails. Here are some of our favorite products to keep your nails (and hands) in tip top condition.
Phyto Phytophanere – It makes sense that the healthier you are, the healthier your nails (and skin and hair) will be. Getting regular exercise will keep your circulation going, which will in turn boost blood flow to your nail beds. You can also add a supplement like this to your diet to ensure your body has everything it needs to keep your nails and cuticles nourished. Phyto Phytophanere is packed with vitamins, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and omegas 3 and 6 for healthy, strong nails.
Dr. Organic Tea Tree Pure Oil – Wearing closed toed shoes during the day or putting on the same old pair of running shoes for the gym can wreak havoc on your toenails. Keeping your feet in a damp, closed space (hello, sweaty, summer feet) can lead to a fungal infection, a very common complaint that leads to discoloration or thickening of the nail. Keep your toes clear by applying tea tree oil to them twice a day. Tea tree oil is naturally antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal, so it will keep your toes healthy and also prevent smelly shoes.
Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail Oil Pen – Neem is famed for keeping hair strong and shiny, but it also works wonders on dry, brittle nails that are prone to peeling. Neem fortifies nails by strengthening keratin and protecting against breakage. This nail oil also contains moisturizing apricot kernel oil and softening chamomile to treat cuticles. The convenient pen applicator allows you to treat your nails on the go without any messes.
Neostrata Nail Conditioning Solution – Perfect for nail biters, this quick-drying, restorative treatment strengthens and smooths dry, brittle, peeling nails. Applied directly to nails twice a day, this treatment contains an alpha hydroxy derivative to strengthen and reduce peeling, and vitamin E to condition and nourish the nails so that they can grow out healthy and long.
Filorga Hand-Absolute – The sad truth is that, like pretty much everything else, our hands and nails are also susceptible to aging. As we age, the skin on our hands becomes drier, thinner, and prone to fine lines and sun spots. Likewise, our nails can also become drier, more brittle, and prone to ridges. Keep your hands and nails looking young with this potent anti-aging cream that nourishes and repairs. Hyaluronic acid smooths lines, sea lily extract brightens and lightens dark spots, and lipopeptide keeps the skin firm. A keratin booster is added to stimulate and strengthen the nails so they are smoother, shiner, and stronger.
Vichy Ideal Body Hand & Nail Cream SPF 15 – Protecting your hands and nails from the sun can reduce the risk of premature aging and keep your hands looking younger for much longer. Keep yours protected with this nourishing hand cream. It contains hydrating Vichy Thermal Spa Water, soothing and nourishing oils, brightening Vitamin C, and nail-strengthening Ceramides. The SPF 15 protection will keep your hands safe from the sun, don’t leave home without applying some of this!