What are some of the biggest nail issues I see?
- Brittle nails.
- Short cracked or bitten nails.
- Hang nails.
- Sad and sore cuticles.
Though gel polish or gel nails can help with these issues, some people just simply don’t want their nails done. This could also have to do with budget reasons. So, If this is the case, this can be an incredibly cost effective way to take care of yourself*
So what is the number 1 thing you can be doing for healthier nails right now??
It is just that easy. I preach this to most of my clients.
A small amount applied twice a day is an incredible defense against our biggest nail problems. This will act as a moisturizer and a protector from any future cracking or splitting of the cuticle.
If you already have cracked or raw cuticles, using an oil will also prevent any infection or bacteria from entering the cuticle area. Especially if it contains grapefruit or lemon extract as both of these have ani-fungal properties.
Not to mention the sigh of relief I hear when I finish my service with cuticle oil. Almost like your cuticles have been thirsty this entire time and we are finally quenching their thirst.
What is the Best Type of Oil?
There are many oils that will be more than beneficial.
Personally I prefer:
These are all great carriers and blend nicely with essential oils.
Even olive oil if you are in a pinch will be better than nothing at all.
I often recommend putting a little oil in a shot glass or small container by your bedside so it is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night. Doing this twice a day will dramatically improve your overall nail health.
Read Your Labels:
If you are buying a cuticle “cream” or treatment from the pharmacy or even a spa or salon, please read the ingredients label.
Often times the second or third ingredient down will be alcohol! This really blows my mind. So counter-intuitive. We absolutely do not want to be putting alcohol on our cuticles if they are struggling. Companies do this so you end up using more and more and eventually go back to the store to buy even more!
The same can be said for moisturizers. Thinking that you can just put some Vaseline Intensive Care on your nails, will most likely make them worse not better.
Also, ridiculous ingredients like parabens or red dye #5 have absolutely no place in the nail care world!
So you want healthier nails right now!
The first place to start is with your cuticle oil. This is also the most cost effective way to start treating your nails. You should be able to see and feel results withing the first few treatments. Be diligent with your new bedtime ritual and you will be well on your way to happier and healthier nails in no time.
Thanks for reading! Please comment below if you have a favorite oil blend that you prefer. Or if you know someone that could use a little TLC in this department, send them my way:)
Good Luck Out There,
Cheyanne- The Nail Lamp Tramp