Summer is almost here and there's nothing more beautiful than having your nails polished and showing them to people. The happy colours and amazing art we can do with nailpolish. Just fabulous.
But the lack of sun during the winter, polishing your nails regularly, and using nail polish remover damages your nails terribly. At the moment my nails are so brittle and weak, so I decided a week nail recovery treatment is highly essential.
Almond oil or vitamin E oil
Almond oil hand soap
Transparent nail polish, preferibly with calcium
A nail clipper. Why? Because cutting your nails off helps them restart their growth. I really like cutting my nails off once every 3 months. Also because it looks so fresh. Use a nail file to make the nails even and splinter free.
Sunlight is one of the biggest factors to keep your nails strong and healthy. This is why transparent nail polish is advicable. It allows sunlight to reach your skin underneath your nails, which produces all kinds of compounds for your nails, which in their turn helps the nails stay strong. Transparent nail polish is also advicable because it protects the nails from outside factors; like scratches, pollution etc.
One of the best oils for your cuticles is almond oil. Almond oil contains a high dosis of vitamin E and vitamin E is one of the most important antioxidants which helps the skin heal quickely. Use this oil twice a day, like for example in the morning before you leave home, and at night before you go to bed. Focus on the cuticles and the nail bed. Vitamin E oil is a good replacement for almond oil, since it contains only vitamin E (and some oil) =)
Handsoap with almond oil helps to prevent dryness of the hand and hand cream makes your hand soft. Use the hand cream twice a day or every time you've washed your hands.
This is my one week nail treatment. I hope I my nails will be healthier after this week, because I have a lot of new nail colours to try out.