The occasional break from acrylic or Gel-X nail extensions is beneficial to your nail health. However, your nails also tend to feel a little weaker after removing glue, polish or dip powder.
To fortify your nails between appointments, proper at-home care is key. We’ve broken down the four most important steps to strengthen your nails between spa manicures.
Keep Cuticle Oil Handy Between Manicures
A crucial part of any gel, acrylic or standard manicure is cuticle oil application. Made with hydrating ingredients, cuticle oil works wonders for dry nails and nail beds.
Keep a bottle in your bag to help protect and nourish your hands between spa services. Applying cuticle oil a few times a day is a great way to care for your nails – plus, it feels fantastic!
Enjoy a Nutritious Diet
Like your hair and skin, nails also benefit from a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Add some extra fruits, veggies and protein to give your body what it needs to thrive; your nails will thank you!
Looking for an extra boost? There’s some evidence that supplements like biotin and keratin can help your nails stay strong (and even grow a bit faster!). Just make sure to check in with your healthcare provider before incorporating any new vitamins or supplements into your daily rotation.
Apply a Nail Strengthener
If you’re taking a break between dip powder nails, acrylics or gel manicures, you might notice your nails feel a bit fragile. That’s because these services require extensive buffing, which can take away a fine layer of your natural nail.
Applying a nail strengthener is ideal for protecting your nails between manicures; adding a layer around once a week is a great way to prevent your nails from breaking or peeling.
Book Spa Manicures Regularly
A professional service will always leave you with better results than a DIY manicure. Skilled nail technicians have the high-quality tools and expertise to ensure your natural nails stay as strong as possible.
Whether you try a trendy new set every few weeks or prefer a simple gel manicure, you’ll love visiting Newport Nails. Our team goes above and beyond to give our clients the stress-free, pampering experience you deserve! Visit us at Westcliff Plaza or another one of our convenient locations and discover what Orange County loves about Newport Nails!