Ready to make the switch back to natural nails after trying acrylics? While going back to the basics can be good for your nail health, it’s not easy. For starters, you’ll miss your long, shiny nails and the endless nail art options that came along with it.
Whether it was a personal choice or a career change that urged you to make the switch, here’s how you can improve the health of your nails after removing acrylics.
Massage your cuticles and nails with cuticle oil every day. Vitamin E and olive oil are two great options as both are loaded with essential vitamins that nourish and strengthen nails. Take a few drops of oil on your palm and gently massage the nails for about five minutes or until the oil gets absorbed.
The best way to nurse your nails back to health is by indulging in regular manicure sessions. Since visiting a salon is not an option due to the lockdown, you can indulge in a manicure sesh at home. Fill a bowl of water, soak your fingers in it and massage with a gentle scrub to get rid of dead skin cells to improve blood circulation.
Keep nails short
If you try to grow weak nails, they will break for sure. Instead, keep them trimmed until your natural nails have grown out. We know you miss your long nails, but be patient, they won’t take too long to grow. Till then, avoid using nail colours and nail polish removers to ensure nothing hampers the growth of your natural nails.
Eat nutrient-rich foods
While external care and hydration is essential, so is eating food that is rich in nutrients. Include biotin and omega-3 rich foods in your diet to strengthen your nails. Eggs, nuts, avocados, sweet potatoes are all rich in biotin.