Don’t Go Crazy With Nail Polish Remover
Nail polish remover is a must when removing nail polish, but the chemicals in this remover can be very drying! So, be cautious about how much remover you’re using and how often. It’s easy to forget what’s in polish remover. Trust me when I say, it’s nothing good. Alcohol, ethyl acetate, and many other chemicals in polish remover are harmful which is why you shouldn’t use it all the time.
Consider A Different Shape
Square-shaped nails might look nice, but they’re easily breakable. Because of the point and edges with this nail shape, your nails can’t absorb the impact that well. Consider a round or oval shape. These two shapes can better protect your fingertips, making them ideal for people who use their hands a lot every day.
Don’t Use Your Nails As Tools
Your nails are just that, YOUR NAILS. They aren’t tools that should be used to open up containers or peel off package stickers. You need to treat your nails with respect. Which means, you should be kind to them. If you’re constantly rubbing your hands in the dirt, lifting boxes, or leaving your hands brittle and wet it’s no wonder they’re constantly breaking. If you want healthy nails, try to keep them dry. Water is an enemy to your nails, it makes them weak and bendable. Keep your hands as dry as you possibly can!
File Your Nails Correctly
You might not have the money, or the time, to give yourself a manicure. And that’s okay, just as long as you’re doing your nails correctly. Don’t just file them however you want — that’s the biggest mistake so many people fall victim of. File your nails in one direction (the same direction) whenever you do them.
Don’t Forget Your Cuticles
Do you want long and beautiful nails? Don’t forget about your cuticles. Healthy nails start at the base. Do you constantly push your cuticles back with sharp objects? That’s not good. Your cuticles are sensitive and you need to be careful with how you touch them. Honestly, keeping your cuticles hydrated (and keeping them clean) is all you really need to do.
Moisturize Your Nails
Water is great to keep your hands clean, but it dehydrates your nails. And since you can’t avoid washing dishes (or washing your hands), keep moisturizing lotion nearby so you can ensure your hands, and nails, are hydrated at all times. The key to healthy nails is healthy hands! Don’t just apply hand lotion in the mornings, apply lotion all throughout the day. I recommend a moisturizing lotion that also works as a sunscreen so your hands won’t be subjected to the harsh sun!