Nail health is so important. In order to have beautiful nails that are strong and protecting your nail bed like they were meant to do you have to take care of them and work towards healthy nails. Below I have outlined my 5 top tips for healthy nails.
There truly is nothing more important for our nails and for our whole body than to be well hydrated (think half your body weight in ounces of water, yikes!). This is something I struggle with so much. Getting in that water every day is a constant struggle for me. I work really hards towards it by always having my water bottle nearby and making sure it is cute and keeps my water cold. My two favorite types of water bottles like this are HydroFlasks and Tal. They both keep my ice as ice all day long. There is nothing worse than going to reach for your water to have it be lukewarm….well except maybe lukewarm coffee.
2. Cuticle Oil
Cuticle Oil has changed my life! Well, at least the life of my fingernails. 🙂 My nails used to be the most brittle things that if you just looked at them wrong they would peel or break. Since I’ve started hyrdating them with cuticle oil this has not been the way anymore. I’m in love with my Jamberry Cuticle Oil Pen and keep it right on my nightstand so I see it first thing when I get up and right before I go to bed, which are the two times I apply it. See the picture below for the best way to apply it. Because our fingernail starts growing before the cuticle and you want that to be as hydrated as possible during the growth process you really want to be applying it from your first knuckle all the way to your cuticle. I’m telling you this is a game changer!! Contact me today to find out how to host a party and get this miracle for free!
3. Hand Creme
Another super important part of healthy nails that fits right in with hydration is a good hand creme. It’s important to not just keep your nail beds and cuticles hydrated but your hands as well. Now, I’m super, duper picky about hand cremes. They can’t smell too funky, or really much at all because of allergies and they need to feel right, even after it dries. You know what I mean. You’ll think you’ve got this great feeling hand creme and then shortly after you feel like you need to wash whatever nasty stuff you put on off. I hate that feeling. I was pleasantly surprised that with Jamberry’s Nourish Hand Creme it hit all the right buttons for me. Let me let you in on a little secret….I give a free sample to all of my party hosts.
4. Don’t use your nails as tools!
I know this is a super hard one not to do. As busy women, we are constantly using our nails to open packages, pick off stickers, and pry open things. Now we at Jamberry have been telling women for years not to use their nails as tools for the longevity of their nail wraps, BUT I recently learned that it also not a good idea because it damages your nails, especially as they attach to your nail bed. So go ahead and be a girly girl (I give you permission) and have someone else do it or find some sort of tool to help. And if anyone gives you grief, just say you are taking care of your body.
5. Do not bite your nails!!!
This has much of the same effect has number four. When you chew on your fingernails you are lifting them from the nail bed and causing a lot of damage and separation. Not only that but if you are a ferocious chewer you will end up chewing them so far back as o cause pain because you are exposing parts of your nail bed that need the protection of your nail to protect against disease. See, this goes way beyond beauty. The exciting thing is that I have helped many a former nail bitter change their nail-biting ways, even those who have told me it would be impossible. There is just something about putting on pretty vinyl nail wraps that makes you not want to chew them, instead you admire them. And then your nails start to grow and you become proud of what you have accomplished. I would love to send you the 7 Day Challenge so you can see what I’m talking about. Also, come join the glittery community and ask other former nail biters their stories.
Having healthy nails is just as simple as changing a few basic habits and adding a few new ones. Make sure you are getting enough water each day, start using cuticle oil (morning and night), use a hand creme daily, don’t use your nails for tools, and whatever you do, don’t bite your nails! We would love to have you join us over in the glittery community so that we can all encourage each other to the healthiest, cutest nails ever.