Hello darlings. Today I have for you something different, for the first time on Did someone say nail polish? a guest post is published. A while ago I was contacted by super nice Aleya, asking me if I'd be interested in publishing a blog post in the blogger outreach program their Manhattan beauty school-Hair Design Institute is having (I recommend visiting the sites, I loooove some of the pictures and the work they've done on them!). As I love to interact with you lovely people, I of course loved the idea, especially when we agreed to do a nail care related post. Because I strongly believe that just like a healthy skin is base for a good make up (no matter what high end brand you're using), healthy nails are base for a good manicure.
The idea behind this is that you now ask questions about anything nail related, since they're in the profession of beauty, they can give also give you a more professional answer about it. So here's the post Aleya prepared for you guys and then we chat some more.
How To Grow Healthy Nails
One thing that most women have in common is that they like to have beautiful healthy nails. Unfortunately, life sometimes gets in the way and our nails become or appear to be unhealthy and inevitably break. Here are easy to follow tips on growing healthy nails:
Everyone skips putting on gloves from time to time when doing dishes. However, the chemicals in your washing detergent can be very harmful to your nails as well as your skin so you should make a conscious effort to always protect your nails by wearing gloves.
Don’t Bite Your Nails
Whatever your reason is for biting them, just stop.
Your Nails Are Not Tools
Want to open a soda can? Maybe peel a price tag off something? Be sure to use a pen, knife or scissor instead of your nails. When you use your nail as a tool, you’re putting pressure on it and bending it backwards. You’re nail will have no option but to eventually break.
Don’t Cut Your Cuticles
Your cuticles are very important! They keep bacteria out of your nail matrix so that they remain healthy. If you want your nails to look clean, simply push them back.
Just like your skin needs care, so do your nails. Apply moisturizer to your hands and use it to massage your nails and cuticles. This will get the blood flow going and will help you grow longer, healthier nails.
When applying nail polish, first use a base coat, then apply two thin coats of nail polish and finally apply the top coat. Thin coats of polish will help make your nail polish last longer.
Take Your Vitamins
This is especially important if you don’t follow a healthy diet. You can even find over the counter vitamins that help to promote the growth of nails.
For the most part, your nails should be doing most of the work.
If you have any questions you'd like to ask, let me know in the comments! I think the tips are a nice general sum up of basically all the secrets you need to follow in order to keep your nails healthy (I would only add that two thin coats of polish are not always enough). So if you have anything to add or ask more specifically, don't hesitate to write a comment, e-mail is of course also at your service (did.someone.say.nailpolish (at) gmail dot com).
Thank you for reading!