Endless loops of nail polish and nail varnish remover have meant their condition has been getting worse and worse, and two weeks of fake nails have really sealed the deal: my finger nails are completely ruined! They’re so dry and brittle that they’ve been reduced to painful stumps, and they’re literally peeling back in layers (gross, sorry) right over the nail bed. They are looking really sorry for themselves. I’ve let you down, nails, I’m sorry. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and I’ve started a serious nail rescue mission!
Step One: No polish, No remover I have to be honest with myself, as much as I love it, nail polish is probably doing my finger nails no favours, as it stops them from ‘breathing’. And on top of that, at the rate I like to change it, the nail polish remover isn’t helping either – all that acetone is really drying and damaging. So, at least for a while, it’s natural nails for me!
Step Two: Olive Oil Soaks Every evening, I’m going to soak my nails in a warm olive oil bath for 15 minutes. Olive oil helps to repair cuticle and nails and softens them, which helps with nail strength and health. Moisturised nails = healthy nails!
Step Three: Burt’s Bees Cuticle Butter Again, as the health of nails is dependent on the health of your cuticles, I’m going to apply Burt’s Bees Cuticle Butter every night before I go to sleep. It’s an ‘intensive, natural treatment’ which I’m expecting great things from, as I swear by Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm.
I’m going to religiously follow these steps for two weeks to a month, depending on how it goes! If it doesn’t work (it will work), I’ve got more plans involving miracle treatment nail polish and supplements, but I wanted to try and fix them as naturally as possible first.
I’ll keep you updated on how my nails are looking, but in the mean time, please leave me your nail rescue tips! My claws and I will be forever grateful.
Panda Eyes xx