I’ll be turning three years of bloging soon and I’ve learned a couple of things when it comes to nail care that I want to share with you. We’re are in the middle of October and at least here in Sweden we are having colder days and that usually means drier hands, drier nails and drier cuticles. It’s always important to take care of the hands and the nails but this time of the year the nail care process becomes even more important. Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
- Moisturizing your hands is crucial. Hand creme is to be used at least once a day or whenever your hands feel dry.
- Take care of your cuticles and use cuticle oil at least once a day. My nails have been brittle and they have been splitting. Using cuticle oils is what has helped my nails to remain strong and to grow a little longer than they used to.
- Whenever you do the dishes, use gloves to protect your hands and nails from unnecessary contact with water and detergents.
- Always use a base coat when doing your manicure. This will prevent your nails from getting too stained from the nail polish.
- Don’t use your nails as tools. Using them as tools may cause nail breakages.
- When you happen to break a nail you can always try to repair the damage. There are different methods and repairing kits out there and I’ve used the Depend repairing kit so far. That one seems to work the same way as the tea bag method does but I haven’t tried the tea bag method yet so I can’t tell for sure. There is also a repairing kit from ORLY that looks interesting. Sarah from Chalkboard Nails has written a blog post about it and I know I want to try that kit too soon.
How are you taking care of your nails? I’m always looking for new nail care tips to maintain strong and long nails :)