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4 Steps for Healthier Nails

Showing your hands and nails some major TLC is crucial especially during winter. The secret to clean, elegant and radiant looking hands lies within healthy nails. There are 4 simple steps to have healthier nails.

Step 1: Stronger Nails Without Polish

Nail art has never been so in fashion and popular. To apply nail polish like a pro, your nails should be healthy and strong. Therefore, daily nail and cuticle care plays an important role in nail health. Our beauty benefit recommendation that you’ve probably never thought of: Castor oil

Castor oil is a highly effective moisturizer that regenerates nail plate, leaves nails shining healthily and strengthen fingernails.)

L'Occitane Shea Nails

L’Occitane Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil has a brush applicator that ensures easy application of the product. Shea Butter helps soften cuticles and nourish nails. Nails look stronger and cuticles look suppler.

Step 2: Stronger and Longer Nails

Brittle nails are the results of vitamin deficiency. For instance, deficiency of the following vitamins or amino acid may result in brittle nails: Biotin -plays a role in creating healthy nails and hair - calcium, magnesium, iron and glycine – an amino acid that increases collagen synthesis. You could take them as supplements as well as adding more beans, broccoli, milk, carrots and sweet potatoes to your diet.

(Apply to clean and dry nails by pushing cuticles back.)

Square nails are more prone to breakage in comparison to almond or oval shapes. Finding the best nail shape for your hands are as important as finding the right shape for longer nails. If you are not used to filing your nails, opt for glass nail files as it is more effective and less damaging than metal or paper nail files. You should start by filing the sides to get the shape you want, then finish the tip in one direction – not from right to left.

Step 3: How to Whiten Nails

Nail plate is the hard part of the nail which should generally be a pink colour and the nail being white in colour as it grows off the nail bed. However, sometimes it can change colour. Getting old, taking new medicine, excessively wearing nail polish could cause yellowed nails. A base coat should always be used to avoid long term problems. Without a base coat, the pigment in the nail polish can soak into the top few layers of the nail and dry it out. When that happens, bacteria, fungus or mildew can develop underneath the nail plate.

Olive Oil and Lemon: Olive oil is extremely moisturizing and easily absorbed into the nails. Lemon is ideal for nail whitening. Make a mixture between two tablespoons of lemon juice and two tablespoons of olive oil and put it into the microwave for 10 seconds. Soak your nails in the mixture for 15 minutes and push your cuticles back. Do this for every other day for 15 days.

Step 4: Nail Art

Mix N Match: One colour to rule them all nails are so last year. Multi-colour or multi-print nail arts are having a major moment. 2021’s popular nail arts include from symbols, weather forecast, emojis, yin and yang, leopard print and bright colours.

Abstract Prints: “Less is more.” Perfection isn’t the object anymore instead minimalist and abstract designs are the new wave. Bright explosion of splatters swoops and swipes, graphic dots, water marbling and geometric forms are just some ideas to choose from.

Murakami: Takashi Murakami and modern floral art are making their way to the beauty industry. This unique and instantly recognizable trend offers a psychedelic approach to nail art.


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