Summer can be a tough time of year to stay hydrated. The season of sunshine often leads to dry skin, hair and nails. While you may find yourself drinking plenty of water at the beach, it may not be enough to maintain healthy hands and nails. Don't curse summer weather; instead, educate yourself on how to treat your hands better! 

Check out our top tips for hydrated hands and nails all summer long! 

Pamper With Paraffin

For healthy looking hands and nails, start at the source! Take the right steps to create a barrier between your skin and the sun. One of our favourite treatments to soften summer hands is a paraffin wax treatment. Caron Self Heating Paraffin Wax Hands is an at-home solution for dehydrated hands. Paraffin wax works to increase skin circulation and remove dry skin cells. This luxurious hand treatment is a natural emollient: adding moisture to the skin and creating a barrier against external irritants.

Maintain Moisture

Once you've removed dead skin cells, it's important to take the right steps to keep your skin soft! Start below the surface and think about your hydration! Skin is made up of over 60% water, therefore hydration is absolutely essential to keep it looking and feeling healthy! Aim to drink around eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. The more water the better - especially on steamy summer days!

The second step to maintaining soft skin is to infuse moisture! For true TLC, try out BeautyPro's Hand Therapy Glove Mask. These collagen infused gloves feature removable fingertips so you can pamper your hands while your nails are being treated - talk about multitasking! 

As for daily handcare, we love Lycon's range of Spa Essentials Lotions. Their hydrating hand lotion comes in a variety of invigorating scents including Pink Grapefruit, Coconut & Vanilla and Pomegranate. 

Check Your Nail Tech 

Taking care of your nails means choosing the best tools of the trade! Avoid damage to your natural nails by opting for high-quality scissors, cuticle pushers and tools. At Nayld, we only stock salon-quality tools so you can rest assured that your nails won't be put through unnecessary stress. Our new Regal by Anh Hoang disposable hand kits are perfect for buffing, shaping and removing shellac and dip and nail extensions. 

Switch Up Your System

Are you all about acrylics and hard gel or dedicated to dipping powder? When applied and removed correctly, acrylic and dip nails need not be damaging. However, if your natural nails are already in a damaged state, it may be better to temporarily switch to traditional polish. Consider switching to traditional polish for a low-commitment look that's easy on your natural nails. 

Try a Treatment

Summer doesn't have to be synonymous with weak nails. Counteract sun and sand damage by painting on one of our professional nail treatments. OPI's Nail Envy is one of our favourite formulas to gradually build strength and prevent your summer nails from splitting. 

Coat Your Cuticles 

Seal the deal by soothing your nail beds with a high-quality cuticle oil! Keeping healthy nail beds is critical to assuring that your nails grow long and strong, especially in the summer. Repair and prevent dry cuticles with a hydrating treatment such as CND's Solar Oil. This conditioning treatment features Vitamin E, Jojoba to sink deeply under the skin and restore natural moisture. 

We hope these tips help you embrace the sunny season while keeping your hands and nails healthy and hydrated!