When people comment on the rough condition of my nails, I chalk it up to my eczema which makes the skin around my nails peel, but truthfully, I also have a pretty bad nail-biting habit. I've been trying for the last month to make taking care of my nail health more of a priority which means (for me, anyway), accumulating a few products that would help with my endeavor. Here are the things and routines that have helped me take control of my nails:
- First I wash my hands and make sure I don't have any polish left over on my nails. I'll give it a good soak too for about 5 minutes or so.
- Next I push back my cuticles. I used to use an orange stick but I recently got this dual ended cuticle pusher by Tweezerman. I quite like it because it just feels a bit sturdier than the wooden sticks I'm used to using and plus, it's reusable!
- I file my nails down with a glass nail file and buff them. At this point, I use hand lotion. I'm loving this Burt's Bees Almond and Milk Hand Cream. It has a really heavy scent but it's incredibly moisturizing. I only use this once a week because it's so potent. On every other day, I use my L'Occitane hand cream
- I apply a base coat and 2-3 coats of my favorite polish, adding a Seche Vite top coat on top (this is seriously the best top coat ever).
And that's it! Let me know what some of your nail care tips and tricks are!