Hi everyone. May...the month I'd start to get even busier in preparation for the summer months and you all going on holidays, instead, I'm at home and doing every DIY job possible! I have no idea when this is going to end, let's hope Boris has some good news for us this week. I can't wait to get back to work.
At Home Nails
Are you missing your manicure? Here are some tips for looking after your nails.
1. Keep Your Fingernails Dry And Clean
Clean your nails regularly and make sure you dry them after washing.
This also prevents dirt and bacteria from accumulating under your nails. However, don’t overdo it; nails soaked in water for long durations may lead to splits.
2. Stop Biting Your Nails
Biting your nails causes a lot of damage. In addition to making your nails look pathetic, the contact with your saliva makes them weak and brittle. It also harms your cuticles. Also, putting fingers in your mouth transmits the dirt and germs from your fingers to your mouth.
3. Use A Moisturiser
Dry and flakiness are as bad for your nails as they are for your skin. Nails are very delicate and tend to break off easily. Moisturise them to make them strong.
Choose from a range of hand creams, cuticle oil/creams or moisturising oils that will help keep your nails and cuticles shiny and healthy.
4. Trim Regularly
Similar to how trimming your hair regularly is good for its health, the same goes for your nails. It is best if you trim your nails in a straight line and then either square or round them off at the tips.
5. Apply a Base Coat for Protection
Base coat forms a protective layer on your skin and prevents your nails from getting discoloured and stained.
It makes the polish look better on your nails. Applying it thick on your nails will enhance the colour of your nail polish. So, the next time you decide to paint your nails, do not skip applying a base coat – because it is worth it.
6. A Top Coat
A top coat helps your nail colour last longer. It also adds a shine to your nails and prevents them from chipping off easily.
A good nail trick is to apply a top coat to your nails every few days to help keep your manicure stay on longer.
7. Use a Cuticle Softener to Avoid Brittle Nails
One way is to soak them in salt water for a few minutes and then dry them with a clean towel. Do this 2-3 times a week for healthy-looking nails. Using a cuticle softener after the treatment to nourish your nails.
8. Avoid Rough Emery Boards
Pick an emery board/nail file that is not too textured and grainy. Choose one that doesn’t hurt your nails with its rough texture and is finished in a manner that does the job well.
9. Try Natural Nail-Strengthening Treatments
You can opt for some conditioning treatments that can strengthen your nails. Conditioners that contain CF formulas are a good choice. They hydrate and nourish your nails and make them healthy and strong. Here are some good ones to try.