Your Ultimate Guide to Growing Healthy Nails
The worst feeling in the world: You’ve JUST gotten an amazing manicure and two days later notice a hangnail or a chip in your polish due to flaking nails. No matter how great your manicurist is, growing healthy nails will help your manicure last longer and keep your fingers looking fab. Follow these handy tips for growing healthier, stronger nails.
1) Eat a Balanced Diet
Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle has a direct impact on your nail health. Nails consist of a protein named Keratin. Add more protein-rich food to your diet (like fish, lean-meats and spinach) to grow stronger nails.
2) Create a Nail Care Routine
Can’t pop into the salon on a weekly basis? Opt for a weekly home-manicure (or professional one if you can) to keep your cuticles pushed back and nails at the same length. Visit us for a Nail Sculpture to strengthen and promote the growth of healthier nails.
3) Never use your Nails as Tools
Learn and repeat: NAILS ARE NOT SCISSORS. Don’t risk the pain of bending, tearing and breaking your nails by opening jars or lids that were meant to be opened with screwdrivers. Pay close attention to how you use your nails and try to limit their stress.
4) Don’t pick at Old Polish
Peeling and picking at blotched polish aggravates your nails and can lead to damaged nail beds. Rather remove old polish with nail varnish remover and have a professional soak off your gel or acrylic nails. Book a Manicure with Gelish for healthy, new-look nails.
5) Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
You can never keep your hands hydrated enough. Invest in a decent nail and hand cream or cuticle oil to lock in moisture and keep your cuticles soft to prevent hangnails. Check out our Mani Package with Paraffin Wax if your hands and nails need some TLC.
Itching for a manicure? Check out our amazing mani-pedi specials and let us help you keep your nails in tip-top shape.