Looking after your Skin & Nails

Glowing skin and strong nails are the perfect signs of a good beauty regime. A good skin care regime can help keep your skin glowing and nails healthy for years to come. In this post, we share some of our top tips for looking after your skin and nails.

Drink Lots of Water

Water makes up two-thirds of the human body – every tissue, cell and organ in the body needs water to function efficiently. Be sure to drink eight glasses of water day to keep yourself hydrated and flush out the toxins. This will bring immense improvement to your nails and skin in no time.

Keep Away from Cigarettes

We all are aware of all the dangerous effects of smoking on our health. However, smoking cigarettes can make your hair brittle, age your skin prematurely, discolour the fingernails and stain your teeth among other things. Kick out the habit and you are sure to feel and look better.

Get Enough Sleep

A bad night’s sleep can dramatically affect the way we look, from dark circles and red eyes to dull complexion. When you get the recommended 8 hours of sleep every night, you are sure to wake up feeling refreshed.  While you sleep, your skin cells work hard to build new, healthy cells. Put away your phone and turn off the TV at least 2 hours before bedtime for a good night’s rest.


Whether you like it or not, exercise plays a great role when you want to feel and look your best. Whether you are training rigorously in the gym or going for a brisk walk every morning, a healthy circulation helps improve the blood flow to your scalp, face and nails to ensure you look radiant and healthy.

Stop Biting Your Nails

If you tend to bite and chew your nails, then drop this habit right away. It’s not only a good habit but it can also cause unsightly damage to your skin and nails. Biting can weaken the nails while damaging the skin around them, which puts you at the risk of infection too.

Wash Your Face Gently

Gentle cleansing is the easiest way to keep your skin looking at its best. Begin by cleansing your face using lukewarm water. Next, apply a mild cleanser gently in a circular motion using your fingertips. Now completely rinse off the cleanser. Finally, pat your face dry using a clean towel.

Take Supplements

There are a range of supplements that can help provide the necessary nutrients to keep your skin looking young and your nails healthy. Here at Northumbria Health, we have a range of health supplements. Get in touch with us today for more information.