Visiting a salon to have your nails done feels like a lovely, luxury treat for many of us. However, even if you’re lucky enough to have your nails done by a professional on a regular basis, you still sometimes need to do a little bit of maintenance yourself, between visits. With this in mind, we’ve put together a little guide to show you what you can do to keep your nails in tip-top condition, even if you’re not due to see your regular manicurist for a while:
Keep Your Nails Tidy
Nails don’t always grow evenly, and they can also chip between salon visits. The best way to attend to this while keeping them strong and healthy is to file them into a rounded shape. File your nails from the outer edge into the centre so that each half is filed in one direction. This helps keep nails even, which prevents snags and breakages.
Don’t Cut Your Cuticles
If your cuticles have started to look ragged and untidy before your appointment, you might be tempted to cut them, but this is something that should really be left to a professional. Your cuticle protects the base of your nail and cutting them yourself can lead to uneven nail growth and even infections. Push them back with a rubber-ended cuticle stick.
Use Cuticle Oil
If your cuticles need a little more attention, then use Nailtiques Cuticle Care Oil. It comes in a handy rollerball applicator to help you to apply it in the right area with no mess and no fuss. This fresh formulation with a blend of sunflower, safflower, avocado and hemp seed oil will help keep your cuticles and skin soft and healthy.
Give Your Nails a Protective Layer
If your nails are already painted, you might not want to do anything to them, but if your nails are clean then giving them a coat of Orly Breathable Treatment and Shine Clear could really help to improve the health of your nails. It contains advanced oxygen technology which will help to nourish and hydrate to strengthen and grow with argan oil, pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin C all in one longer lasting formula.
Remember Your Whole Hand
It’s often the case that hands which are suffering from all-over dryness will also affect the nails, so remembering to hydrate your hands is essential for healthy nails. Nailtiques Hand Conditioner contains pure aloe, jojoba oil, glycerine and natural soluble collagen to deeply nourish. The cream is lightweight, non-greasy and fast absorbing, leaving your hands feeling soft, supple and cared for.