Removing false nails can take a toll on your natural nails and cuticles. With careful false nail removal and aftercare, you can maintain healthy nails and beautiful hands
- Strengthening polish
- Hand cream
- Cuticle cream
- Olive oil
- Petroleum jelly
- Cloth gloves
- Rubber gloves
- Healthy diet
- Before you go to bed, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly, a cuticle cream, and then put on your cloth gloves. The cuticle cream will repair any damage from daily activities and from any chemicals use during false nail removal. The petroleum jelly is a thick emollient and will moisturize your hands during the night leaving them soft and supple in the morning.
- Apply a nourishing hand cream after removing polish and/or false nails. The hand cream and gloves will moisturize your hands.
- Wear rubber gloves for activities in which there is a chance of coming in contact with water or drying/damaging chemicals (i.e., when painting, washing, using cleaning supplies, etc.).
- Soak your nails in warm olive oil for at least 15 minutes, once a week. Olive oil will penetrate the skin and nails in order to correct brittle nails, strengthen nails, and support growth.
- Make sure your diet contains foods rich in vitamin A & E, biotin, silica, calcium, magnesium, and amino acids. These vitamins will strengthen nails.