We all want pretty looking nails, why else would we plan our life around manicure appointments and spend our salaries on those stunning shades of nail polish, right? However, just like your body and skin needs a detox every once in a while, your nail do too. If your fingernails look peeled away or uneven in size, they are in dire need of some TLC.

Do you want to know how to do it? Here’s how...

Remove the nail polish
 

Remove the nail polish

The first step to nail detox is getting rid of old, chipped nail polish using a gentle yet effective nail polish remover, such as the Lakmé Nail Colour Remover with Vitamin E. Infused with the goodness of vitamin E it does not make your nails look dry. Never peel your nail polish as it destroys the surface layer of your nails.

Give your cuticles some love
 

Give your cuticles some love

The key to healthy nails lies in taking good care of your cuticles. Keep them neat, clean and moisturised, for this you can either apply coconut oil or the Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly to keep them nourished. Keep moisturising your cuticles every few hours to prevent dryness.

Protect your nails and hands
 

Protect your nails and hands

During the detox phase minimise the strain on your nails as much as possible. While doing household chores like washing the dishes or gardening wear gloves. Trim your nails short as this will require less effort to keep them clean.

Polish the right way
 

Polish the right way

After a week or ten days of detox you can finally paint your nails with your favourite colour. However, ensure you use a base coat and a top coat such as the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Top Coat to make your manicure last longer and prevent them for getting yellow.