Thursday, June 11, 2009

Get a Great Summer Manicure

Our hands take so much abuse throughout the day. They are constantly bombarded with harsh chemicals, and we use them pretty much all day long. And yet, our hands are often one of the first things people notice about us. So it makes sense that we should spend some time taking care of our hands.

- Keep your hands moisturized. Use hand cream, which is thicker and more creamy.

- Don't forget your hands when putting on sunscreen.

- Treat your hands like you do your face, use an exfoliator occasionally, and if you feel your hands are looking old, use the same anti-aging serum you do on your face.

- Keep your nails clean and filed, nothing looks worse than uncared for nails.

- Use a basecoat when using dark or bright colored polish. Not only does this help your polish last longer, but it will prevent your nails from becoming discolored.

- If you have weak or brittle nails, use a strengthening formula occasionally to keep them looking nice. I like Sally Hansen's Complete Care 4-in-1 Treatment, but there are plenty of other great options out there.

And finally, here's a great little video on how to get cute square nails, from one of my favorite sites Pursebuzz.

Square Nails in 4 Weeks

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