Suffering From Dry Skin, Hair And Nails? Try These Tricks To Get Them Sorted For Summer

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Winter’s gone and summer is fast approaching, and while we’re totally excited for the onset of sunny weather, we’re more than a little concerned by the state of our skin, hair and nails. Cold snaps, comfort food and having our heaters on full blast, means that we’ve lost our lustrous locks, shiny talons and glowing skin all in the name of trying to keep warm.

So what’s a gal to do? Well, we asked Perfectil how we can get our skin, hair and nails back to their best before summer officially lands. Here’s how it’s done:

1. Get into the habit of drinking water

We’ve heard the old eight glasses advice many times before, but it’s not something experts dole out just for the sake of it. Getting in a few extra sups throughout the day really can pay dividends for your skin. The advice? Aim to build up your water consumption slowly over the next couple of weeks. Better yet, purchase a special water bottle that includes handy makers telling you how much H20 you should have consumed at each point of the day.

2. Use an exfoliator to brush away the dead skin

Using an exfoliator or a scrub will help take away any dead skin and will uncover the fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturising products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy. Add it to your shower routine twice weekly to really see the difference.

3. Moisturise

It might seem like an obvious one, but a surprising amount of us aren’t slathering our skin on a daily basis. Bathing and swimming can strip away the moisture from your skin so it’s vital that you moisturise after every shower or bath. This will help restore the moisture in your skin and leave it soft and supple. Bonus point: slather on your favourite scented lotion and you’ll smell delicious too!

4. Don’t forget about your hair

From parched ends to brittle lengths, summer sun can dry out hair so it’s important to restore the moisture in your hair using a hair oil – this will leave your mane in great shape for all those summer parties, nights out and weddings. Don’t forget to pack on a hair mask once a week too!

5.   Look after your lips

Our lips take a lot of abuse and often we forget about them, so now is the time to give them a bit of TLC. Use a lip balm to keep them moisturised and don’t forget to buy one with added SPF! Yes, your lips can encounter sun damage, so it’s better to be safe than sorry when protecting them from those harmful rays.

6. Introduce a vitamin supplement

The easiest way of all to look after yourself, introducing a vitamin supplement like Perfectil, will not only help contribute towards your immune system but also aid in nourishing your skin, hair and nails. Starting now will help towards fabulous skin, hair and nails all summer long. Just pop one along with your morning brew and then get on with being fabulous. Easy.

Perfectil® Original is priced €16.69 and is available from pharmacies nationwide. For more information visit

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