With the onset of festivities, you are going to get your nails done often and all the nail art, manicures and nail colouring; demand that you take care of your nails and prevent them from becoming brittle!
Here are some hacks to prepare your nails to endure all the nail art and polish you are going to slather them with…
- Stock up on cuticle cream
- Make a nail soak at home
- Pick more water-based polishes
- Eat healthy
- Keep your nails trim
Stock up on cuticle cream
A cuticle cream has Vitamin E which strengthens the nails and prevents them from dryness. Massage some cuticle cream onto your nails every night before bed.
Make a nail soak at home
Soaking nails in a mixture of olive oil and tea tree oil hydrates the nails and prevents them from becoming brittle. Soak your hands in this oil mix for 10-15 minutes the night before you get a manicure. The oils will help retain the moisture in your nails.
Pick more water-based polishes
Regular nail polishes contain toxic chemicals like toluene and dibutyl phthalate which are harsh on the nails. Go for nail polishes that do not contain such chemicals or choose water-based nail polishes. If possible, keep a gap of 2-3 days between removing one polish and applying another. This will give your nails a chance to breathe a bit.
Nothing beats healthy eating when it comes to nails strength. We all know calcium is good for nails but add some protein and omega-3 fatty acids to your diet to get healthier nails. Calcium keeps the nails strong while the protein and fatty acids help with dullness. A cheese cube or a glass of milk and some eggs with your breakfast is a good way to start.
Keep your nails trim
If you trim your hair regularly then why not do the same to your nails. You might love long nails, but they are more prone to breakage. So keep your nails short to keep them from getting brittle and accumulating dirt.