As the summer heat wears on, extended exposure to the UV rays, water, and other harsh elements can wreak havoc on our nails, often causing breakage and splitting. That’s why it’s important to take care of your nails during the summer with regular manicures and pedicures.
Hydration is key. When it comes to strengthening your nails, it’s important to keep your nails hydrated. Just like your hair and skin, when your nails lack enough moisture they can crack and peel. Despite what you may think, soaking your nails in water does not hydrate your nails. In fact, chlorine from the pool, salt water, and alcohol-based sanitizers dehydrate your skin and nails.
At Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop, we use only professional Aveda products, such as Aveda Relief Products, to add moisture back into your hands and feet, nourish dry and peeling cuticles, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles on your hands. We also offer a Paraffin Wax treatment which is a soothing way to treat dry hands and feet while improving circulation and relaxing your muscles and joints.
To extend the life of your manicure & pedicure, we use nourishing nail polish and top coats to serve as a protective shield from water, chemicals, and the sun. We also pay special attention to your cuticles because they perform the important job of protecting your nails from bacteria.
Keep your nails short during summer months. Normally, nails grow faster in the summer so that means they require extra attention. Shorter nails can be beneficial for strong, healthy nails since shorter nails mean there’s less chance for ripped and broken nails during your fun, and often outdoor, summer activities. Shorter nails also require less moisture and upkeep.
When you come in for your manicure & pedicure, your esthetician will keep your nails cut and filed evenly for less breakage in between treatments. It’s a good idea to stick to an oval shape on your fingernails for the summer to maximize their strength. The longer and pointier your nails are, the more likely they are to break.
Get healthy for stronger nails. Your overall health is related to the health of your nails. Aging, infection, a poor immune system, and even poor nutrition can weaken nails and slow their growth. Summer is the perfect time to get active and improve your health. Drinking plenty of water and eating a well-balanced diet will help with keep your nails healthy. As you work on your personal health, your esthetician can give some extra TLC to your nails and toes to help begin restoring and maintaining their health.
Come into Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop and let us whip those nails into shape while your get some valuable relax time with a manicure and pedicure. Give us a call at (309) 693-7719 to book. You can also visit us at 5035 W American Prairie Drive in Peoria. Or better yet, book the perfect appointment for your schedule with our mobile app. It’s available for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.