We all spend so much time taking care of our skin, body and inner health that sometimes we can forget to take care of something that's just as important... our nails! Did you know that the appearance of your nails can actually be an indicator to the overall health of your body? There are specific signs to look out for that could show you have a health issue you didn't even know about! As nails protect the sensitive tips of our fingers it's so important that they're taken care of! Luckily there are some great new products from Weleda that make this process both quick and easy!
Poor Nail Conditions
There are many signs that your nails may be calling out for a little TLC. Thickening of the nails is another uncomfortable condition which is more common in older people. This can be caused by a fungal infection, poor circulation or simply neglect. Other conditions include nails becoming ridged, split, brittle or inflamed. Nails can also become discoloured and unhealthy if you suffer from lung, heart, thyroid, kidney or liver disease.
Things you shouldn't do for your nails!
The first thing you should avoid doing to your nails is biting them! If you or your kids are nail biters, this could be causing a bacterial infection! Without proper treatment this inflammation can become an ongoing nasty problem. You should also avoid picking at cuticles or loose hanging nail because you could accidentally rip off skin tissue or cause further infection. So it's best to trim loose hanging nails to prevent this! Another habit to avoid is using chemical ridden products (like toxic nail polish or remover) that might be drying out your nails or causing discolouration!
Things you should do for your nails!
Taking care of your nails doesn't have to be hard! The first step to healthy nails is to make sure you keep your fingers dry and clean. It's much easier to maintain proper nail hygiene if your nails are trimmed short as less bacteria can collect beneath them! For soft, smooth hands and nails, using nourishing and moisturising products are important. Applying nail care products like the new pens from Weleda will create a protective layer over your nails and cuticles.
Weleda Nail Care Pens
For healthy, nourished nails there is really nothing easier and more effective than Weleda's new nail pens. They make taking care of your nails simple so that your nails will be looking their best at all times.
The first pen is the Weleda Cuticle Softener Pen which you simply apply to your cuticles. Using 98% organic ingredients like pomegranate seed oil, sweet almond oil and sunflower seed oil, this liquid helps to soften the cuticle. Once they have softened you can use the tip of the pen to push the cuticle back. This nourishing nail pen, moisturises and protects this delicate area of skin while removing dry, rough skin. Once your nails have been prepared, they will be the perfect blank canvas for flawless nail polish application!
The second nail pen is the Weleda Nail Care Pen which is a real must have for me lately. If your nails aren't looking their best or struggle to grow, then you must try out this nail pen! It's full of 91% organic ingredients like pomegranate seed oil, shea butter and beeswax which are all rich in antioxidants and nourish the nails. To apply simply twist the bottom of the pen and apply to the entire nail and cuticle area. If used on a regular basis, you will begin to see stronger, healthier nails that you will be proud to show off! I have been using it quite a lot lately and have seen some great results with the condition of my nails and cuticles improving. Free from synthetic fragrances, colours and preservatives, these nail pens are the dream team for beautiful nails!