July 26, 2011
If you're a hands-on type of girl who loves participating in outdoorsy activities and other enterprises that might ravage your manicure, you know it only takes a minute for your perfectly-groomed digits to degenerate into a mess of hangnails and chipped paint.
Here are a few tips to keep your hands in shape so you don't feel like a schlep when you're in the office or out for a night on the town:
1. Wash your hands with soap and water. Keeping your hands clean will help you steer clear of germs and reduce the chance of infection to your cuticles and nail beds.
2. When doing your own manicure, apply a coat of clear polish as a base before painting your desired color. For best results, use a professional nail polish, such as CND Nail Colour. When you're finished, paint another coat of clear polish to finish off the look and keep your nails strong and your color protected.
3. Add nail-friendly foods to your diet, such as those that are high in iron, protein and silica.
4. Use a good quality hand cream to moisturize and replenish your skin. Try CND lotions, or the CND Spa Manicure Snuggle Set, which comes with hydrating oils and lotions for your hands and feet.