- Eat right. Choose foods that are healthy and as close to natural as possible. Remember what goes inside affects the outside! Vary the type of fruit and vegetables you eat.
- Drink plenty of pure water daily. At least 6 glasses to keep your skin hydrated inside and out.
- Get the right amount of sleep your body needs – at least 6-8 hours. (For women 6 hours is enough, but for men aim for 8 hours.
- When being exposed to the elements, make sure you wear sunscreen and’or protective clothing to avoid over exposing your skin. Remember today’s suntan is tomorrow’s ageing skin!
- Avoid extreme temperatures and harsh chemicals/detergents. Wash with mild cleansers instead. Your skin naturally gets rid of toxins and wastes through sweat and sebaceous glands, so no other unnatural chemicals needs to assist.
- Protect your hands with moisturising creams, sunscreen or appropriate gloves when your hands are exposed to abrasive or environmental elements.
- Before going to bed, rub your hands and nails with cream or petroleum jelly, massaging around your cuticles to stimulate growth. Once done, cover your hands with a pair of cotton gloves. Leave the gloves on overnight, allow the heat of our hands to work around the moisturiser to provide a ‘hot-oil’ style treatment.
- Exercise. When faced with repetitive tasks, take time out to stretch and wriggle your fingers, wrists, hands and arms to maintain a normal range of movement.
For more information read ‘A Complete Guide To Manicure & Pedicure’ by Leigh Toselli