Without gel… my nails feel exposed! Do you feel me? Yes? Hi-five!

If you’re someone who indulges in gel manicures ever so often, then we believe you’re aware of the damage they can do to your nails. From thinning your nail bed to weakening your nails, gel manicures can bring your nail health down and how! Well, the good news is that… you can reverse the damage with the help of a few tips. These three effective tips will not only improve the overall health of your nails but also make your next mani session a breeze. Win-win!

Here are three effective tips that’ll save your nails the trauma.

Tip #1: Soak your nails in olive oil
 

Tip #1: Soak your nails in olive oil

The most economical and convenient option to reverse nail damage is to soak your nails in olive oil for about 10 to 15 minutes every day. Olive oil penetrates the skin and nail, to help repair damage and soften the nails and cuticles, which in turn makes your nails stronger and healthier. This easily available ingredient from your kitchen shelf can be your ultimate saviour.

Tip #2: Massage your fingertips
 

Tip #2: Massage your fingertips

“Massages are not my thing,” said no woman ever. Just how your body relaxes after an hour-long massage session, your hands and fingers too need a regular massage. Giving extra TLC to your hands, fingers and nail bed helps stimulate blood flow to the area, which in turn can increase the delivery of vital nutrients and improve circulation.

Tip #3: Minimise your exposure to chemical-heavy products
 

Tip #3: Minimise your exposure to chemical-heavy products

While gel polish is already weighing your nails down, the worst thing to do is use a nail polish remover that is infused with chemicals. Therefore, avoid using removers with acetone. We suggest you try the Lakmé Nail Colour Remover with Vitamin E that helps prevent excessive dryness around the nails as well as strengthens the nails.

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