Go Natural – Tips for an ‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘Pocket-friendly’ Manicure

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Everything comes with a price and so do beautiful hands and nails. A good manicure job could be quite an out-of-money experience. Beauty comes from inside, not necessarily from inside your nail salon. A refreshing manicure at home works equally well.

But, that’s not enough. It’s necessary to do away with manicure products that can expose you to harmful chemicals and have serious health effects. It’s time to switch to safer options that are chemical free, nontoxic and not burdensome. An all-natural, eco-friendly manicure is what you need.

Pamper your hands with these easy to follow tips to have a green manicure without burning a hole in your pockets and in the comfort of your home.

Cleansing

Get rid of chemical based cleansers for hand soak. Go for natural cleansers and cleaning techniques. For instance, soaking your hands in warm water with lemon juice for a few minutes followed by brushing your nails with vinegar infused warm water can cleanse your hands and nails to get them manicure ready. Add some eucalyptus or rosemary oil to make your hands soft and bacteria free.

Exfoliate

Exfoliate using natural ingredients to remove the dead skin cells, keep your hands and nails healthy and moisturized. Mix sugar or Dead Sea salt with some coconut oil, almond oil or jojoba oil to naturally exfoliate and hydrate your nails and skin.

Massage

Massage your hands with some avocado oil for softening them and give your nails a healthy sheen. Use a mixture of castor oil, wheat germ oil and salt to not only moisturize but also strengthen your nails. Shea butter massage can provide the extra nourishment.

Artificial Nails

The most recent manicure mania to hit the ladies is getting fake nails to cover up broken or damaged nails and flaunt that celebrity like paws. This has given way to acrylic nails, Shellac and gel manicures.  Artificial nails are stuck on your natural nails to give them length, make them chip resistant and have quick beautiful nails. Toxins found in these artificial nail formulas and chemicals used to apply them could lead to various respiratory, reproductive problems and skin irritations. Their prolonged use could lead to permanent damage to your natural nails.

Grow healthy nails instead or go for relatively safer bets by opting for nail stickers or reusable and removable plastic nails.

Nail polish removers

Acetone based nail paint removers contain such harmful chemicals that can lead to itchy eyes, breathing difficulty and cancer. Rather choose an acetone free, biodegradable, organic soy nail polish remover for an odor and chemical free manicure.

Nail polish

Our nails can absorb various harmful hormone disturbing chemicals, through chemical based nail paints. The toxic fumes emitted could cause dizziness, headaches, asthma and damage to kidneys and liver. With increased availability of nonflammable, water based, organic and chemical free nail enamels, go green with your home manicure. These polishes include vegan ingredients and natural colorants, making them nontoxic.

Make your home manicure totally guilt free and chemical free.

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