4 Simple Ways To Get Healthy Nails After Acrylics

Eesha Kokane , 01 Aug 2019
(Source: Twitter | @LisLeary) Healthy Nails
Acrylic Nail Meme (Source: Twitter | @LisLeary)

I don’t know how else to explain this, but somehow a tiny percentage self-confidence depends on how my nails look. When I have a fresh set of acrylics I feel unstoppable and like I’m that b*tch. So you can only imagine my plight when it’s time to get them removed. However great those long talons look they also cause equal amounts of damage to your original nail bed. If you’ve ever gotten acrylic nails before, you’ll know how brittle and damaged they make your nail bed. Getting them back to their original state can be a long and frustrating journey, but luckily these 4 simple methods will speed up the process to get healthy nails:

1. Keep Them Short

Right after your nail tech* removes your acrylic extensions you’ll be able to the state of your original nailbed. Chances are it’ll be dry, cracked and super brittle. Hence when the condition of your nails is this damaged, they’ll be more prone to breakage. So save yourself from some pain and keep your nails short. Slowly and gradually after some TLC, you’ll be able to grow out healthy nails.

*NoteAlways get your acrylics removed by a professional nail tech. This is one step you absolutely cannot ignore.

Using a nail clipper to cut the nails, Healthy Nails short for good hygiene by BK_graphic | www.shutterstock.com
Using a nail clipper to cut the nails by BK_graphic | (Source: www.shutterstock.com)

2. Cuticle Oil

Your new BFF after getting your acrylics removed will be a bottle of cuticle oil. Using a few drops of cuticle oil on nails and cuticles throughout the day will help speed up nail growth and improve the appearance of your nails. You can use any oil you like from coconut to rosehip, all that matters is that you keep your nails hydrated. A small bottle or tube of cuticle oil will come in handy since you’ll be able to slip it in your bag and carry it wherever you go. Here are some cuticle oils that’ll help you grow out healthy nails:

Healthy Nails Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil | (Source: www.amazon.in)
Orly Argan Oil Cuticle Drops | (Source: www.amazon.in)
Ciaté London Marula Cuticle Oil | (Source: www.amazon.in)

3. Healthy Diet + Supplements

You’d be surprised by learning how much a healthy diet can help grow your nails. Make sure that your diet is rich with healthy fats and vitamins and minerals. Eat foods like almonds, walnut, broccoli and avocado. If you want to kick it up a notch then start taking biotin and vitamin E and B supplements. This is an important step to make sure you grow healthy nails, hence make sure that your diet is on point.

Selection of healthy food for heart, life concept by Antonina Vlasova | www.shutterstock.com
Selection of healthy food for heart, life concept by Antonina Vlasova | www.shutterstock.com

4. Nail Strengthener

It’s a good idea to let your nails breathe for a while so stay away from nail polish for a few weeks after you get your acrylic nails removed. However, don’t be afraid to apply a good nail strengthener. They’ll add a protective layer to your nails and prevent them from any breakage. Look for one with nourishing ingredients like essential oils so that you’ll get that extra boost to grow healthy nails.

Now you’re fully prepared to rock your nails the au naturel way!

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