- Good nail hygiene. Ensure that your manicure tools at home are sharp. Trip your nails straight across, then round the tips with a nail file in a gentle curve.
- Moisturize. Keep a little travel size lotion with you as often as you can. Rub the moisturizer into your fingernails and cuticles.
- Protect. Apply a nail hardener or good top coat to help strengthen the nails. Especially if the nails have been damaged by acrylic or gel nails.
- Biotin. Some research suggests that the nutritional supplement, Biotin, can help brittle nails. (It’s also known to make your hair grow).
- Avoid pulling on hangnails. It can be painful if you rip the soft tissue around your hangnail. Instead, clip off the hangnail with a nail nipper tool.
- Book a manicure once a month with a professional aesthetician.
- Use Cuticle cream. Simple and quick to whip up at home, you can make your own cream to nourish and heal your cuticles.
Coconut Lavender Cuticle Cream
2 drops Vitamin E oil
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
1/2 small jar (10ml) Coconut Oil (melted)
Add all ingredients in a tiny jar (10ml), shake vigorously before applying.