A huge part of wellness is self care! The self care of nail care is something that I enjoy very much and is definitely a form of wellness for me. Whether you’re a salon person or not, we all need to care for our nails. Here are some great salon and at home “tips” for nail care that will have you feeling relaxed and your nails in “tip” top shape.
But….before we get started, I have to brag about the picture below! The photo is so special to me, because, not only did I get to go to the nail salon, but I got to take my God daughters with me for mani-pedis!! They were sooo excited!! Time spent with them means the world to me. Did I mention there’s three of them? And…one God son too!! Okay, I’m through bragging!! Let’s get on with our wellness tips for your nails.
Self Care Nail Care Tips
- If you do frequent the salon, never forgo an actual manicure, complete with a nice hand massage. Too much SNS, acrylics, and gel nails damage the nail beds and make your nails super weak. I know this from lots of experience!!! I love the look, and still do it, but I have to have frequent rest periods in between so that my nails can strengthen again.
- Biotin (B7) is one of the best supplements for nails to prevent weak brittle nails. Also, amazing for the hair!
- Coconut oil massaged into the nails is a real treat. The fatty acids and antioxidants in the oil moisturize dry and damaged cuticles.
- If you’re looking for a vegan line of nail polish check out Ella +Mila. They offer a variety of colors. I haven’t tried them yet, but I have goals!!! Let me know if you’ve used it and tell me what you think!!!
- If you have vertical ridges in your nails, this could be a magnesium deficiency. A great nutrition source for magnesium are whole grains and dark leafy veggies! I take a liquid supplement in the evenings. It’s also gives me a fantastic night’s sleep! The brand I use is from Blue Bonnet Nutrition. The liquid works faster because it doesn’t have to break down and gets to work fast in the body.
- Remember: Never use any supplement with or without other medications without first consulting your Dr. or pharmacist.