Hand sanitizer has become a hot commodity today. If you didn’t use it much in the past, chances are, you are using it pretty regularly now. While hand sanitizers and regular hand-washing are recommended to keep you healthy, they both are wreaking havoc on your fingernails and cuticles.
Now that Cre8 Salon is open again and following all safety protocols, it’s a great time to come in and enjoy a full manicure and pedicure to get your hands and feet soft, supple, and moisturized again. There are many benefits to scheduling routine manicures and now it’s more important than ever to be aware of them.
The insanity around sanitizers. Waterless hand sanitizers are essential, but they wreak havoc on your hands, the biggest problem being brittle nails. The alcohol dries out polish and cracks cuticles, and not only the nails but also the skin around them becomes dried out and brittle. Brittle nails don’t absorb or hold polish like a healthy nail bed does. Regular manicures can help keep your hands moisturized to help counter the damage done by over-washing and regular hand sanitizer usage.
Keratin is a tough protein that fingernails are made of. For that keratin protein to remain pliable, everyone’s nails, including toenails, need some level of water content to remain hydrated to be healthy. However, the alcohol in these products strips your nails of any moisture, causing breakage and brittleness.
Nails and skin need to stay moisturized. When you enjoy a professional manicure and pedicure, you leave the salon with clean, soft, hydrated hands and feet. At Cre8 Salon, our nail technicians use the best professional strength products that cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin and nails. Regular manicures and pedicures can help override the damage done on a daily basis to your nails.
Stimulating circulation is vital. Professional manicures and pedicures include a massage that stimulates circulation. Increasing circulation increases blood flow, delivering more oxygen-rich blood to your skin cells while eliminating toxins from environmental factors, cleaners, and soaps.
Avoid infections before they become serious. Bacteria and fungus can be hard to notice on your feet and even on your nails. As professional nail technicians, we know the telltale signs and what to look for, so we can spot the early warning signs of infection. If your nails or even your feet become infected, this can cause sores and rashes that can even be painful. We know the best way to treat potential infections, and our regularly sanitized tools and professional products are formulated to keep fungus and bacteria away.
Prevent the look of aging hands and feet. Looking at someone’s hands and feet can often give away their age. However, with regular manicures and pedicures, your hands and feet can look smooth and younger-looking. Our nail technicians use the best products to help enhance the health nails and keep your skin looking youthful.
Relax and unwind. Let’s face it, our busy schedules can add a lot of stress in our lives. Setting time aside to de-stress and enjoy a manicure and pedicure is the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. We recommend manicures and pedicures every two weeks to ensure that your hands and feet stay healthy as well as to give you some much needed “me” time.
Tips to remember in between treatments. Here are some top tips for keeping your hands moisturized and healthy in between your regular manicures:
Use gloves when cleaning. Disinfectant wipes and other household cleaners can dry out the skin.
Use warm water when washing hands. Hot water strips your skin of its natural oils, a protective layer.
Use hand lotion after both washing hands and using hand sanitizer. If you get into the habit of applying a good hand lotion, it will keep your hands from drying out from the alcohol and repetitive washing.
Invest in cuticle oil. Your nails and cuticles are apt to dry out in between manicures. You can rub cuticle oil into your nails regularly in between manicures to keep them nourished.
Moisturize your hands overnight. Put lotion or oil on your hands to help heal overnight. Let the product soak into your skin before touching your sheets, since cotton absorbs oil and lotion.
While it’s true that hand sanitizer and washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is necessary, it can leave your hands feeing rough, dry, and cracked. That’s why you should schedule routine manicures and pedicures to ensure that your hands, nails, and cuticles don’t suffer.
Make an appointment today at Cre8 Salon & Spa. Our professional nail technicians will help your hands and feet feel rejuvenated and healthy. You can find us at 814 Pine Island Rd #202, Cape Coral, FL, call us at 239.458.2704, or Contact Us to get started on your new look for fall and winter. Want in on some exciting rewards? Become a member of our Rewards Program on our mobile app to get free offers and valuable savings on Cre8 services! Just text “JOIN” to (239)-880-8383 or visit www.loyaltysos.ca/biz/cre8 to download the app and become a member today.