Do you find your nails breaking more often than usual and lacking their usual strength? Or maybe you cuticles are going through a ‘raggy’ phase. You can nail it with our tried and tested natural beauty nail tips.
Dry, cracked, damaged nails and cuticles?
Give them a little massage to get the circulation flowing, then condition with an ultra-hydrating oil. For easy brush application, we like the AEOS Biodynamic Nail and Cuticle Treatment which is rich in naturally moisturising and rich in antioxidant vitamin-E due to the spelt oil, which is grown right here in the UK. For multi-tasking while out and about keep one of the oils in Lola’s Apothecary Radiance & Perfume On-The-Go set in your hand bag. Take your pick — all three oils are packed with nourishing rosehip, argan and sweet almond oil and great to roll on cuticles to soften them and them on pulse points as a perfume.
Nail polish lover?
A trick we like to use between switching different hues: after you’ve used your natural nail polish remover (we love the Priti NYC Removers), dip your nails in some warm water with half a lemon squeezed into it. This helps to rid the nails of any polish remover residue and traces of oil. It’s also a good pre-manicure treatment for clean nails. Take note: not advised if you have any open wounds and cracks as it will hurt!
Nails that break?
Keep them in shape with the AEOS Crystal Nail Files. Using a crystal nail file regularly stops nails from cracking, chipping and peeling – but remember to just file in one direction like the professionals. Then, follow with conditioning by rubbing a couple of drops of Fresh Therapies Nourishing Nail Elixir around nail plates and cuticles day and night. Packed with organic jojoba oil and rosemary extract, it’s designed to strengthen and encourage growth.
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