Breaking a nail – okay so it’s not necessarily the end of the world, but it is annoying. A broken nail doesn’t look great and putting on a pair of tights with a jagged nail, well lets just say that it’s not the most fun experience. Like a great new haircut or a really great make-up look, healthy, well-manicured nails are an important part of feeling well-groomed. So here are our top nail care tips for keeping your nails in tip-top condition! Healthy nails provide strength and dexterity, allowing you to perform everyday tasks with ease. From opening packages to typing on a keyboard, strong nails make a difference. Remember, healthy nails are not just about appearances. They’re an essential part of your overall well-being and can have a positive impact on your confidence and daily life. So, take a moment to give your nails some TLC and enjoy the benefits that come with it.
What Do Healthy Nails Look Like?
- Smooth texture and uniform colour
- Strong and resilient structure
- Pinkish nail beds
- Well-maintained cuticles
- Absence of ridges, spots, or discoloration
How To Get Healthy Nails
- It’s been said a million times before, but it’s important to stress that what we put into our bodies will show on the outside, so the first step to achieving healthy nails is to have a well-balanced diet and to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
- Stop biting your nails!
- Never pick your nail varnish off. Not only does it look pretty ick, but it’s also seriously damaging to nails. Instead, use nail varnish remover. Use as little as possible and if you can, use an acetone-free nail varnish remover like Cutex Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover, which has an acetone-free formula that is extremely gentle to both nails and skin. It also contains aloe and conditioners which help protect the nail from becoming dry.
- Try to moisturise your nails regularly. You’d never wash your face without moisturizing afterwards so you should treat your hands the same way. Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream and Kinvara Skin Omega Rich Hand & Nail Cream are great hand and nail creams to protect and repair your nails.
- Always wear gloves when doing household chores or gardening. Washing up liquids and cleaning products can contain chemicals that will damage skin and weaken nails and gloves provide a barrier of protection against these nasties.
- Practice cuticle care and never ever cut your cuticles. Instead, gently push the cuticle back with an orange stick wrapped in cotton to create the perfect ridge. It’s also best to do this when your hands are wet as a wet cuticle is more flexible and less likely to lead to tears or other damage. There are products like Sally Hansen Vitamin E Cuticle Oil to moisturise your cuticles.
- When filing your nails make sure to file them from the outside to the centre – never file backward and forwards as this can weaken or break nails.
- And finally every couple of months you should treat yourself to a Nail Treatment in a bauty salons to condition, strengthen and repair your nails.