Skincare addiction tips

Avoid Nail Hardeners

Yes, avoid nail hardeners because they contain a lot of formaldehyde that may cause splits on your nails and make them damage-prone. Back To TOC

Eat Well

Eating well fixes everything. Nail problems are a result of a lousy diet, and issues like brittle nails result from calcium deficiency. You need to have adequate amounts of it in your food. Also add vitamin E, protein, iron, vitamin D, zinc, and magnesium to your diet in the form of nuts, beetroot, soy, beans, lentils, whole grains, greens, etc. for healthier and stronger nails. Back To TOC

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. Back To TOC

Choose A Good Remover

Choose nail polish removers with lesser chemicals and pick removers from good and sustainable brands. Back To TOC

Cut Nails Straight Across

Cut your nails evenly to avoid any ingrowth. Do not let your nails grow too much. Always keep them leveled and even for a neat look. Growing nails too long makes them long and curved and causes issues like broken skin and ruptured cuticles. Best to cut them short and round them at the tips. Back To TOC

Make Your Nail Polish Last Longer

You need to follow a series of steps for that. Start by cleansing your nails with vinegar. Soak them in water, then, apply a base coat. Put two layers of nail paint and a top coat on, and let them air dry. You need to reapply the top coat once in every few days to make sure the paint does not dry and chip off. In case that happens, file off the chipped nail and seal it again with a top coat. You can even add a thin layer of white coat (go the French manicure way) to fix your chipped nail. Back To TOC

Use A Cuticle Softner To Avoid Brittle Nails

Treat your nails well. Give them regular nourishing treatments to keep them strong and healthy. 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. Back To TOC

Buff Instead Of Color

An au naturale look is alluring any day. Instead of painting your nails, which is still putting chemicals on your nails even if you choose the most natural brands available in the market, buff your nails. Buffing elevates the nails and adds a shine to them. It is essential that you remember to buff gently and not too often to avoid spoiling the texture of your nails. Back To TOC

Avoid Harsh Polish

You need to be very careful while picking a nail polish. Paraben and sulfate filled ones are bad for your nails and the skin surrounding it. Also, eating with hands that have paint on its nails is not a good idea as bits of the nail paint can chip and fall into the food, which will eventually go inside your body and cause harm. Instead, choose natural and chemical-free nail paints that are eco-friendly and cruelty-free. Back To TOC

Stop Water-Based Manicures

Avoid water-based manicures because the nail polish tends to chip away faster. Your nail bed absorbs water and expands when dipped in water and goes back to its original shape after being taken out of the water. Applying nail polish when the nail bed is expanded is not good because once it shrinks, the nail paint cracks, leading to chipping. Instead, go for an oil-based manicure, where you cleanse your nail and nail beds with an oil-based formula. Back To TOC