Hands-nails beware!

During pregnancy a woman can change several times the skin and hair: it all depends on hormonal expectant mother.In addition to stretch marks and age spots, the most common problem is dry skin of hands, brittle and splitting nails.

Dry skin, brittle nails

Prolonged exposure to water, alkalis, acids, temperature differences lead to skin peeling, brittle, brittle nails.Needless to say that the future mom contraindicated aggressive media, if only because the harmful substances penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream and then to the fetus, rendering it toxic effects.Pregnant women should limit the time of contact with the bleaching agents, powders, detergents.A wash, wash dishes, clean up the kitchen - always wear protective gloves.Do not hold your hands for a long time in hot water: it increases the risk of uterine contraction, and hence the miscarriage.

Itch, "pimples" causes an allergic reaction, it is often first appear during pregnancy.Try to analyze, on a product, cosmetics or household chemicals it originated.Keep a diary of observations, make a list of all edible products, cleaning products, you have contacted.Listen to me: if the smell of perfume, soap or shower gel unpleasant to you, exclude them from use.

One reason for changing the appearance of the hands and nails - deficiency in pregnant women vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium.To avoid this, a balanced diet and help reception (by a doctor), vitamin complexes.Try to eat more foods containing vitamin A. It helps strengthen nails (present in liver, butter, fresh herbs, carrots, tomatoes).Protein digestion and nail growth increases iodine (available in seaweed, spinach), vitamin B (germinated wheat, egg yolk, cabbage).Calcium-rich dairy products.Silicon, iron, sulfur, - fruits and vegetables.So, the more varied your food, the healthier and more beautiful hands and nails.

Natural growth promoters

Brittle, thin layer of nails bring a lot of grief of their owners.The problem many of the fair sex decide resorting to nail.Pregnant women, such a procedure is contraindicated.To strengthen the nail plate and to grow their own, natural nails, you can, if you use a little creative advice.

• The average monthly nail grows by 3 mm, for 3-5 months, updated completely.To expedite this process, work actively fingers - play the piano, typing on the keyboard, for 5-10 minutes a day "pobarabante" nails on a hard surface.

• Perfectly strengthens nails, removes hand fatigue, improves blood circulation in them a massage with medicated oil or cream (in a drugstore or specialty store purchase cosmetics, which includes calcium, protein, silicone - a substance that not only nourishes, but also protect againstharmful external influences nails and skin of hands).

Apply hand cream.In the direction from the tip to the base of the fingers stroking movements rub it into the skin.Fingers massage in circular motions from the first knuckle to the tip in the opposite direction.Put your hand palm up, thumb of the other hand, do light circular motion.Change the position of the hand, in the same way perform massage the back of the hand.Finally, gently wrapped around the brush, free massage in a circular motion from right to left joint.Do the other arm massage.

• Special baths nourish and moisturize the skin, strengthen the nails.

Soda bath : 1 tablespoon of baking soda to dissolve in a glass of warm water, add 10-15 drops of iodine.Duration of treatment - 10 - 15 minutes a day (for two weeks).After a week's break to repeat the treatment.

oil bath : in a glass of warm olive oil to add 5 drops of lemon juice and 5 drops of vitamin A. Foot Bath Makes 1 times a week for 10-15 minutes.

Salt bath : 200 in 250 mL of warm water dissolve teaspoon natural (without perfume and dyes) of sea salt in the resulting solution hand hold for 20 minutes.These trays make 10 consecutive days, a month later the procedure is repeated.

Potato tub : Boil the potatoes in their jackets.The resulting broth cool down to 37 degrees, add a cup of broth to 1 tspolive oil.Take a bath for 10 minutes.

Herbal bath : 0.5 liters of water, add 1 tspchamomile, 1 tspchopped oak bark.Bring to a boil the mixture on a steam bath, allow to stand for 0.5 hours, cool the broth to 37 degrees, add 1 tbsp.of honey, take a bath for 10 minutes (if no allergy to any of the components).

The skin surrounding the nail plate is useful to rub a mixture of 1: 1: 1 olive oil, oil solutions of vitamins A, D, E, hand cream;juice of sour fruits and berries - cranberries, red currants, lemon.

Manicure and some controversial issues

Most women do not present themselves without manicure.Pregnancy is not a contraindication for him.However, the resulting nails in order, you need to follow some rules.

• When choosing paint, pay attention to its composition.Thus, formaldehyde or formalin is added to improve bonding of the film to the surface of the nail varnish.At the same time, having a pungent smell penetrates through the mucosa of the respiratory system, central nervous system, causes sensitization of the fetus, weakens the immune system of the child (the same can be said of acetone).Toluene - a strong solvent, promotes quick drying varnish, has a carcinogenic effect.Camphor (essential oil) inhalation provokes increased tone of the uterus.Buy safe means, which may cost more, but will not harm you and future baby.

• To have a well-groomed hands, enough to handle their nail scissors and tweezers, pre-disinfected instruments to steam the skin in warm soapy water.All accidental cuts rubbing alcohol or cologne.Metal nail files enhance separation of the nail, so replace them with glass.

• If you used to do a manicure in the salon, with special responsibility Treat Wizard Selection from his professionalism, cleanliness depends on your health and the health of the unborn baby.The risk of contracting hepatitis or HIV - grown significantly, if the sterilization of instruments performed well enough.

O. Fateeva

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