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Posted on: January 19, 2018

How To Heal Damaged Nails

Healthy nails are one of the hallmarks of youth and though they are small, a good set of nails makes you seem much more attractive. However, everything from getting older to prolonged use of fake nails can damage your natural nails and make you look sloppy and un-cared for.

Keep reading for the best way we know of to make your nails shine like new. It is a simple process, but one that requires daily care for the best results.

For peeling nails or soft brittle nails, you want to soak them in extra virgin olive oil nightly. You should see results in two or three weeks. Peeling nails make it difficult to get a manicure because polish won't go over them well. The same is true of soft brittle nails. The polish in a manicure will sink in and stain the nails too much.

For those who love acrylics, nail damage is not far behind. For those who enjoy the look of acrylics, nail damage is almost a given, because the nail will not be able to breathe. The best thing to do is soak nails in olive oil, then using a thick moisturizer to coat your hands and really let the moisture sink in.

We do not have advice for which brand of moisturizer to use, but make sure it is of a thick consistency and will coat your hands well. Go to sleep in it and try not to rub the moisturizer in. Your hands will thank you and in just a few short weeks, you will be amazed at the results. Try not to get your hands too wet, as water will also serve to dry the nails out too much.

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