Taking Care of Your Nails During Lockdown

Thursday, 12th November 2020

We miss doing your nails just as much as you miss having them done!

Looking after your nails is important when it comes to keeping them strong and healthy. Although you may miss your nail appointment this month due to the second lockdown, we wanted to share our knowledge to help keep your nails in tip top condition until we see you again.

Don’t Pick off your Gel Nails

We can’t stress this one enough! If you’ve not had chance to have your gel polish removed prior to lockdown, resist the urge to start chipping them off yourself. Picking off your polish can damage the nail underneath by taking away thin layers leaving them soft and weak. To keep your nails healthy, buff off the shiny top coat and use acetone to soak off the polish. It may take a little time but your nails will thank you, we promise!

Use cuticle oil

Cuticle oil will be your nail’s best friend in-between manicures. Cuticle oil is a moisturising product for your nails and cuticles. It not only stops your nails from getting brittle and weakening, but it can also help increase the circulation around your nails to stimulate growth.

File your nails

To keep your nails to your desired length and shape, make sure you remember to file them occasionally. Before filing, remove any polish, make sure your hands and nails are clean and dry, and use a good quality file. While filing, try and file in one direction to ensure you don’t end up tearing or breaking a nail (and don’t apply too much pressure)

Apply Nail Polish

There are lots of strengthening polishes available for you to buy and they’re a great option for using in-between nail appointments. Make sure you’ve removed any excess polish then paint a thin layer over each nail (Tip: first paint one stroke down the centre followed by one either side). Once your done and the polish is dry, you can always finish with a colour of your choice or a top coat. Top coats add extra shine and can help your polish last a little longer.

We hope these tips come in handy during this second lockdown. We can’t wait to see you again as soon as we’re able to reopen. (Why not browse our nail treatments - you can pick which you'd like for when we reopen!)

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