5 nail resolutions to make this year
I’m sure you’ve made lots of resolutions so far.
Like, “I’m only going to treat myself to chips once a month,” or “I will exercise five times a week,” or maybe even “I’m going to hang out with my parents more often.”
The thing with resolutions is that they’re easier said than done. IF you make resolutions that are unachievable, that is. So why not kick off the year with a resolution (or two) that’s actually easy and do-able. Like looking after your nails better.
Here are four easy-peasy nail care tips from Sally Hansen Nail Expert Alison Bowhill-Hayes.
NAIL CARE RESOLUTION #1: REGULAR DYI MANIS
Alison says, “First and foremost make a date in your diary to have a home DIY manicure. It’s easier to find 10 minutes once a week to file and buff then it is to find 30 minutes!”
Try: Manicare 5 Piece Manicure Set
NAIL CARE RESOLUTION #2: JUST ADD MOISTURE
Alison’s big tip for healthy, strong nails is moisture. She explains, “Apply cuticle oil every night as a ‘night treatment’ for your nails – similar to doing your skincare regime. The oil helps to stimulate cell turnover and protect the new nail growth in the matrix. This will also prevent the nail plate from being dehydrated; a sign of this is flaking or chipping at the free-edge (nail tip).”
Try: Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil
NAIL CARE RESOLUTION #3: CLIP AND TRIM
Alison recommends giving your nails a good clip or trim regularly and to file the edges for a smooth, oval shape. She also suggests buffing afterwards to remove all signs of roughness and dryness on the nail surface.
Try: Cutex 4 Way Buffer
NAIL CARE RESOLUTION #4: BANISH BRITTLENESS
“Use a nail strengthener for extra protection against breaking, peeling and brittle nails concerns that can become an issue after the party season,” says Alison. She recommends using a nail strengthener every few days and you’ll find your nails will grow stronger and look healthier, as well as become more resilient.
Try: Sally Hansen Miracle Cure
NAIL CARE RESOLUTION #5: CHECK YOUR POLISHES
How many nail polishes have you had sitting in your drawer for years? Here’s what Alison has to say about that: “If colour is your vice – and it should be – you must check all your nail colours to make sure they are fresh and non-gluggy. Replace anything that applies with a sticky or tacky feel. The paint should be smooth and free-flowing if you want a neat, long-lasting manicure.
ON NAIL POLISH REMOVER:
- Use a good nail polish remover that has nail strengtheners included.
- If you're nails are dry and peeling try one that is acetone free.
Are you going to try some of these nail resolutions? Do you do any of them already?