Follow These Do’s and Don’ts to Maintain Your Manicure

Do you find it hard to grow your nails because they are constantly breaking or chipping? Are you regularly dealing with dry or flaky cuticles? Your nails might be trying to send you message. 

Signs of weak or unhealthy nails should not be taken lightly. Maintaining your nail health is just as important as your skin and hair care. Follow our tips below to achieve and maintain healthy and strong nails:

Don’t Use Your Nails As Tools

It may sound obvious now, but you’d be surprised at how often we expose our nails to unnecessary stress. Think about how you commonly open a soda can, or peel a price tag off an item.

Our nails can only withstand so much strain before cracking or breaking, and prolonged misuse results in your nails weakening and becoming flimsy. 

Chances are there are a number of actual tools within reach to achieve whatever task is at hand without overusing your nails. Try using a paperclip to open that next can, or a damp paper towel to remove those sticky tags.

Don’t Use Acetone-Based Nail Polish Removers Too Often

Acetone-based polish removers maybe advertised as the easiest and best way to remove nail polish, but if used too often it can ruin your nails. When used too frequently the solvents end up stripping your nails and surrounding nail bed tissue of all their essential and natural oils. This dries out your nails and cuticles, leaving them brittle, and extremely weak. 

It is best to limit your exposure to acetone-based polish removers, and leave it to the professionals. Our expert nail techs know how to use these chemicals safely and always with your health in mind.

Don’t Forget to Wear Cleaning Gloves

When doing common household chores, make sure to protect your nails by wearing cleaning gloves. 

Wearing rubber gloves while doing the dishes ensures your nails stay dry and are not exposed to excessive moisture. If your nails stay wet for too long they will lose essential oils they need to stay strong and will grow weak and flimsy.

Do Stay Hydrated And Eat a Balanced Diet

Drinking water throughout the day is essential to maintaining any well rounded health routine. If you are not drinking enough water it won’t be possible for your nails – or skin, or hair – to stay hydrated either. 

Similarly, if your diet is nutritionally deficient in key vitamins and minerals, you will see signs of weakness in your nails.

Do Keep Your Hands and Cuticles Moisturized

Keeping your nail beds moisturized will allow your nails a solid base to grow healthier and stronger from. So make sure to moisturize your hands and cuticles throughout the day. 

Especially if you find yourself washing your hands regularly, your nails will need a little extra attention to stay hydrated.

Do Trust the Professionals at Elements For Nail Maintenance

The key to obtaining optimal nail health and strength, is maintenance. Our nail specialists at Elements on the Plaza are here to offer the highest quality care and to help you maintain healthy and beautiful nails.

Our products are all professional-grade, and our care techniques are guaranteed to improve the look and health of your nails.

Establish Your Nail Care Routine at Elements on the Plaza

At Elements on the Plaza we have a beautiful private nail room for our clients to enjoy any of our luxury nail services. All our relaxing treatments are provided by skilled technicians and designed to meet all your specific needs.

Our nail services are available Tuesday through Friday and our private nail room is set up to accommodate one person at a time. To schedule your next nail treatment, please call the spa or book online today!