MANICURE MONDAY: 5 TIPS TO KEEPING YOUR NAILS HEALTHY AND STRONG
A MANICURE IS GREAT, BUT A HEALTHY SET OF NATURAL NAILS IS PRETTY FABULOUS, TOO! HERE ARE FIVE TIPS TO GET YOUR TALONS IN TERRIFIC CONDITION
→ By Helen Wallace, Beauty Content Creator
We all love a bold, fresh manicure. But there’s no denying that there has been a shift towards more paired-back beauty looks, with natural, healthy-looking nails becoming increasingly popular. In the same way that people have realised that flawless skin relies more on your skincare routine than your foundation application, people are starting to prioritise the health of their nails so that they look good, with or without a bold colour and glossy top coat.
Want to make sure that yours stay in good shape? Here are five easy ways to ensure that they look, and feel, their best.
You might feel naked without a manicure, but it’s important to give your nail beds a break and time to recover between applications. Instead, use a repair treatment that gives a glossy finish while delivering nutrients to your nails.
Did you know that nail clippers are actually meant for use on toes? Using them on our small, thinner fingernails can cause them to crack. Instead, file them regularly to get rid of snags and maintain your desired shape using an emery board.
Keep not just your nail beds, but the skin around your nails, such as your cuticles, soft and hydrated. Use hand cream regularly throughout the day and apply a rich, nourishing balm before going to bed.
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Our modern diets don’t always deliver the nutrients necessary for our nails to thrive. This is where taking a vitamin supplement can help. Ingredients such as biotin and iron have been shown to improve nail growth and strength.
When you wash your hands, make sure that you scrub under your nails with a nail brush to get rid of any buildup and bacteria. If left, these germs can lead to infections of the nail bed and even make you sick if transferred onto your face.
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