DIY Lavender nail cream
Nail damage is a serious matter, especially when it is accompanied by damage to the cuticles. When damaged, the nail no longer serves its protective purpose and presents a high risk of infection. There are some factors which contribute to the appearance of such problems, including the usage of low-quality or expired nail polish, aggressive manicures, pushing or cutting the cuticles and occupational hazards.
If you want to restore the health of the nails, you should consider a DIY lavender nail cream. Keep on reading to discover how this natural solution can help you forget all about brittle nails, damaged cuticles and dry hands in general.
The Importance of Healthy Nails and Cuticles
The main purpose of nails is to ensure protection for the fingers and toes from various injuries. At the same time, the fingernails are meant to help us perform precise movements, related to fine motor skills. Thanks to our healthy nails, we can grab small objects with increase precision and even scrape on different surfaces. The cuticles are just as important, protecting the nail against various microorganisms and keeping the risk of infection down to a minimum. Common nail problems include brittle nails, damaged cuticles and excess dryness, all of them requiring treatment before the condition gets worse.
Why is it important to have healthy nails and cuticles? By ensuring the health of your nails and cuticles, you are also ensuring that no infectious microorganisms will enter the body (through the damaged nail or cuticle). A DIY cream can be quite helpful, as it will hydrate the skin around the nails and the cuticles, providing them with the nutrients they need and keeping the risk of infection at a safe distance.
DIY Lavender Nail Cream
If you are looking to restore the health of your nails and cuticles, you should definitely consider this DIY lavender nail cream. You can prepare this natural solution in the comfort of your home, enjoying its wonderful properties and, of course, its amazing scent. Keep on reading and discover the ingredients you will require for this original recipe.
These are the ingredients you will require for the DIY lavender cream, guarantee to help you enjoy healthy nails:
Sweet almond oil
Lavender essential oil (therapeutic grade)
Each ingredient has its own definite purpose. For example, coconut oil is well known for its intensely hydrating and nourishing properties. Sweet almond oil has similar properties, containing a good dose of vitamin E. Beeswax has a soothing effect at the level of the skin, while honey is well known for its antimicrobial and hydrating properties. Last, but not least, the lavender essential oil nourishes and heals the skin, having wonderful effects at the level of the nails and cuticles.
You can begin the preparation of the DIY lavender nail cream, by mixing beeswax (2 tbsp.) with sweet almond oil (1 tsp.) and coconut oil (1 tsp.)
Melt these over a pot of hot water or in the microwave, whichever way you prefer
After these are melted and evenly mixed, add the honey (1/4 tsp.) and lavender essential oil (several drops)*
When all of the ingredients are mixed, pour the mixture into a container (preferably glass or tin)
Let the mixture to cool at room temperature
As soon as the mixture has cooled and solidified, you can already apply it on your nails and cuticles. You can apply the DIY lavender nail cream on a daily basis or even twice per day (morning and night), to enjoy its beneficial properties. To preserve the properties of the natural ingredients that the cream contains, it is recommended to store it in a dark location, at room temperature. Keep the container closed when you are not using it. Otherwise, the properties of the cream will no longer be the same. You can use the DIY nail cream for several weeks in a row, as it will keep wonderfully.
*You can also use other essential oils if you are not too crazy about the scent of lavender. Alternative choices include peppermint, orange, and cinnamon, just to name a few.
Word of Advice
When it comes to having healthy nails and cuticles, do not wait until the problem becomes too severe. You can use the DIY nail cream for preventative purposes, to keep the skin around the nails and the cuticles hydrated (thus, you will ensure proper protection). At the same time, you should strive to use only top quality nail care products, this being valid for nail polish as well.
Only visit reputable nail care salons and refrain from pushing or cutting your cuticles, as these are quite damaging habits. Accustom yourself to hydrating your nails and cuticles on a regular basis, so that you maintain beautiful and healthy hands, regardless of the season or weather outside. And, remember, there are some medical conditions, which can affect the health of the nails and cuticles. It is mandatory for these to be treated, for the appearance of the nails to improve.
In conclusion, it is possible to maintain beautiful and healthy nails and cuticles, especially if you turn to natural remedies. As you have seen, preparing a DIY nail cream is quite simple, and you will only use natural ingredients. Such creams can be used not only to treat damaged nails and cuticles but also for preventative purposes, helping you enjoy beautiful nails. Try the recipe included in this article and see for yourself how beneficial it is, enjoying the ever-wonderful scent of lavender.