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Natural healthy nails
October 21, 2017

Natural healthy nails

Having healthy nails isn’t just about feeling pretty, nor is it something from which only women can benefit. (One of the most successful businessmen I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting got regular manicures, and for a good reason!) The truth is, nail appearance can have a major impact on making a good first impression. Consider this: Would you rather shake…

healthy nail treatments
September 6, 2017

healthy nail treatments

Gorgeous natural nails are a lot harder to come by than you might think. There s a lot more to it than simply letting them be. For truly healthy, happy nails there s some must-have habits you need to get into. If you re keen to keep those nails strong and shiny - the natural way - then check out these top tips from Maybelline s leading nail expert. Keeping nails…

How to get healthier nails?
September 20, 2016

How to get healthier nails?

Protect nails from wear and tear iStock/Jevtic Wear rubber gloves whenever you do housework or wash dishes. Most household chores, from gardening to scrubbing the bathroom to washing dishes, are murderous on your nails. For extra hand softness, apply hand cream before you put on the rubber gloves. Slipping on some gloves will also protect your manicure. This…

How to get your nails healthy?
March 28, 2017

How to get your nails healthy?

Use thick moisturizers for cuticle care. Cuticles are the thin layer of skin near the bottom of the nail, where it connects to the finger. Cuticles often get dry, resulting in peeling and flaking. In order to keep cuticles healthy, apply a thick moisturizer to your cuticles. Ointments and creams are best over typical lighter lotions. The American Academy of Dermatology…

healthier nails
May 30, 2017

healthier nails

Dear Jean, My nails never seem to get into good shape! I get a manicure once a week (or every two weeks), but the nail technicians and I are always fighting with my cuticles. They get dry, messy, and I get hangnails, too. It almost seems like regular manicures are making them worse. How can I get this under control? —Marie T. Dear Marie, Regular manicures—depending…

how to get healthy nails naturally
April 24, 2017

how to get healthy nails naturally

A few weeks ago , right before I was in a friend’s wedding, I found myself in a nail salon for the first time in years. I tried to play it cool and sophisticated, but as I fumbled with white towels and little bowls of rinsing water, the guy doing my nails laughed and said, “You don’t do this a lot, do you?” He’s totally right. I don’t go to nail salons a lot…

How to make nails healthy again?
March 31, 2017

How to make nails healthy again?

A couple of months ago, I got acrylic nails for the first time and was surprised by how much I truly, deeply loved them. But in the back of my mind, I was worried about the removal process. It felt like every person I came into contact with was eager to express concern and a negative personal anecdote about that one time they tried acrylics. A few particularly…

keep nails healthy
April 27, 2017

keep nails healthy

Prep them with oil beforehand The night before your appointment, apply a generous amount of oil (cuticle, olive or argan) onto your nail beds. This will help fill in any gaps and moisturize the skin surrounding your nail beds so you’re less prone to peeling later. Use a better base coat Ask your nail tech if he or she has IBX. It’s a pre-gel treatment that shields…

Healthy long nails
July 29, 2017

Healthy long nails

This thick, coconut scented lotion provides the protein and minerals your nails need to grow along with natural oils that keep your cuticles healthy and your nails from becoming dry and brittle. When your nails are too dry, either from genetics or from using acetone nail polish remover, they are prone to cracking or flaking. Hard as Hoof contains aloe, jojoba…