My nails and cuticles have all but diminished this winter, due to excessive handwashing, dry air, and my craziness of removing polish and repainting every day. (I can’t go get a real manicure anymore; I’m too embarrassed for them to see my hands!) So, after a little research, I have created a rich moisturizing concoction to pave the way on my road to recovery.
Here’s a little treatment for your hands:
Mix: 1 egg, 1/2 cup warmed milk (I use almond milk, but any will suffice besides skim), 1 T olive oil, 1 Vitamin E capsule, a generous dollup of cocoa and/or shea butter lotion and 1/2 an overripe avocado (mashed up). Blender the ingredients if your avocado or anything else is being difficult.
After soaking your 10 digits for 10 minutes, remove and coat nails and cuticles with Vaseline or Aquaphor. Then lotion the rest of your hands with Eucerin cream (the thick, from-the-jar kind). Slip on gloves. Best to do this overnight to maximize results, hence why I am publishing this on a Sunday, but 20 minutes will suffice.