I’ve become a little bit of a nail fiend in the past few months and every time I take off that layer of glossy glossy lacquer, I find a multitude of cracks, peeling, and signs of general nail discontent. I could talk to you for thirty minutes on how to keep your skin moist and gorgeous, but don’t know the first thing about keeping nails happy and healthy.
First off, I always forget that the nails are an extension of the skin and need moisture to thrive. When we’re using harsh chemicals (i.e. acetone- based nail polish removers) on these babies, they get dry, sad, and then just break down and crack. Soaking them in water, like when you are glamorously washing dishes sans gloves, can also strip them of the good stuff that holds them together.
Welp, what to do when the damage is done? Pamper and moisturize like you would your skin, rubbing a little of that glorious Cetaphil or delicious CeraVe onto the nail and cuticles in addition to your baby soft hands er’ day. Also, consider spacing out those manis, with just top coat touch ups to avoid exposure to those drying nail polish removers.
And for you gel manicure lovers, remember to always protect your skin with a broad spectrum sun block before getting that UV action. Skin cancer and haggard, wrinkly hands are not hot.
Divas, WERQ that fierce and fabulous nail art, just remember to take care of what’s underneath. For more info, go here.