How to Prevent Peeling Nails: 7 Tips & Tricks You Need to Know
Here we will talk about how to prevent peeling nails as well as what to do if you have them. I’m going to give you six tips for how to take good care of your nails and ensure that they are healthy and nourished. Everyone wants beautiful-looking nails, so carry on reading to find out the do’s and don’ts for how to achieve them.
Tools and materials:
- Cuticle oil
- Nail file
First up, you will need some good cuticle oil. You can buy some or make it yourself, which is what I have done. To make it, I just mixed cuticle oil with some Vitamin E, and that is what I apply to my nails.
See my previous tutorial for my full DIY cuticle oil for nail growth recipe.
1. Keep your nails moisturized
My first tip is to keep your cuticles moisturized at all times, and by that, I mean make sure to apply it at least once a day. I recommend keeping your cuticle oil somewhere close to you so that it’s to hand when you need it.
2. Massage it in
When applying it, massage it in; doing this will help your nails to grow better as nails grow best when they are moisturized.
3. Don’t pick at your nails
The next tip is not to peel your nails. Don't try to remove your nail polish with your fingers and things like that.
4. Don’t buff your nails
Some people like to buff their nails, but I have to say that this is a big no-no because if your nails are peeling and you are just removing that top layer, you're weakening your nails as you buff them.
5. File in one direction
The next pointer is when you file to go in one direction.
6. Apply cuticle oil
The most important tip of them all is to apply cuticle oil all over your nails. First, remove your nail polish, obviously, and then apply it over your nails and also on the back of them at the top. Doing this will make your nails moisturized, make the surface of your nails smoother, and it will actually give your nails more flexibility, so this is the most important tip.
Do this throughout the week or every day, depending on how much you wear your nail polish. I usually do this when I remove all of my nail polish, and then I have it on for at least 20 minutes. When the time has passed, I just wash my hands, apply my base coat, paint my nails, or do nail art as usual. Then, once all the polish is dry, I apply the cuticle oil once again.
How to prevent peeling nails
If you follow these tips, you will see the difference. Get ready to say goodbye to peeling nails and hello to healthy moisturized ones!
- Cuticle oil
- Nail file
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