Keeping your nails pretty and strong is important for every woman. Be it short or long, people notice them and make an assumption about your personality based on how you present yourself in public. For example, you want to date a cowboy, but you’re not sure how to put yourself out there. Having beautiful and healthy nails can help boost your confidence and get you back in the game.
It’s not just important for your overall health, drinking plenty of water can also help strengthen your nails, and make your cuticles and skin look nice and hydrated.
Try to limit the amount of water exposure when you wash dishes or take a bath.
If your nails tend to be on the weaker side, try cutting them regularly to promote growth. This will make your nails stronger and prevent them from chipping or breaking.
Get a couple moisturizing products for your hands and cuticles. Soft cuticles can be pushed back easily, so you won’t need to cut them which can be painful if done incorrectly. Your nails will also be less likely to peel or break if they’re regularly moisturized.
You can easily give your nails a hydrating soak at home. Simply put them into olive oil, coconut oil, argan oil or tea tree oil and leave them soaking for about 10 minutes. Another practical way of pampering your nails is to put on a moisturizing glove during the night.
Be careful with cleaning products and detergent. Try to wear rubber gloves when you expose your hands to harmful chemicals that can dry them out.
Don’t use your nails as tools. They are not meant to open soda cans or scratch lottery tickets. Keep them safe and protected from damage.
Nail polish remover can dehydrate your nails if used too often. Try to keep the use of remover to a minimum by helping your polish last longer. Do this by pushing back your cuticles and applying the polish in even layers.
Take a break from putting on nail polish every once in a while to let your nails recover.