Fake nails, overlays, and the latest gel/shellac instant polishes. These are all of the beauty nail addictions, that many of us falter to. I mean let’s face it, whats better than a polish that doesn’t chip, and nails that hardly break? The reality is though, after the shine is gone and the faux nails are off, you are left with a disaster needing some major TLC. Peeling, thin, and flimsy nails are crying for help.
1. Buff It Baby
First things first. You want to take your journey back to happy healthy nail heaven, you need to break out the buffer! Gently buff your nails in order to get it all even. Removing gel and fake nails can often leave your nail bed uneven and peeling. Buffing not only removes the peeling layers, it causing blood circulation which promotes new nail growth.
2. No Polish
Nail rehab requires you to cut out the nail decor entirely. It’s time to let your hands repair and heal themselves. This would be a great time to invest in a good nail straightener.
3. Keep Them Short
Fragile long nails sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. The last thing you need is for your frail nails to be snagged and torn. While going through recovery, its best if you keep your nails the length of your nail bed, with a slightly rounded shape.
4. Give Those Cuticles A Break
Step away from the cuticle clippers. I know, I know, who wants to see thick cuticle swallowing up your nails? Well did you know that cuticles are what protect your nails that are growing underneath? If you can’t stand the sight of them being overgrown, try using an orange stick to push them back. Keep some cuticle oil handy as well.
5. Moisturize It
Hydration is key right now, as dry nails and cuticles aren’t going to assist in the healing process. Try to keep some lotion handy. After you wash your hands don’t forget to lay on the moisture. Your skin will thank you as well.
A weekly soak in vitamin E or olive oil will not only work magic on your gel addicted nails, but also make your skin silky smooth and soft.
Take some biotin. This will keep your nails healthy from the inside out. Don’t forget it’s also good for your skin and hair as well.
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