5 Beauty Tips For Your Skin, Hair and Nails
Learn more about the 5 beauty tips that will benefit both men and women. Want great skin? Soft hair? Healthy nails? It’s all here.
1. Exfoliate Your Skin
Starting with the first of 5 beauty tips: Exfoliate a minimum of three times per week. Once per day is even better, especially if your skin is excessively dry. The exfoliation process removes dead layers of skin cells and gives your fresh, moist skin underneath a chance to breathe, as well as letting moisturizer absorb better afterward. Your skin’s oil glands cannot reach the outer, dead layers of skin so it’s best to exfoliate and allow the oils to naturally hydrate the living skin cells.
2. Moisturize and Protect Your Nails
For dry, brittle nails, rub petroleum jelly or a thick cream into your nails to hold moisture around and under your nails. If you do this at bedtime, slip a pair of thin cotton gloves on your hands before you to sleep.
Wear vinyl gloves every time you wash dishes or do other household tasks that require you to immerse your hands in water. (Vinyl is best, because people with nail problems tend to have skin that is sensitive to rubber.) And avoid polish removers that contain acetone or formaldehyde. They’re terribly drying to nails. Use acetate-based removers instead.
3. Avoid Skin Destroyers
Eliminate these three unhealthy habits: smoking, tanning salons and sunbathing. While some sunlight is ok, be sure to wear SPF and avoid prolonged time in the sun. Doctors agree that all three of these factors can be extremely harmful to your skin and have secondary effects that could become potentially life threatening.
4. Put Eggs in Your Hair…Yes, Eggs
Mix one egg with a small amount of shampoo, apply to your hair for five minutes, and rinse well. This “shampoo omelette” helps to feed the protein in your hair.