How to Really Take Care of your Nails

There’s so much focus on haircare and skincare that sometimes the rest of your body can fall through the cracks. That’s why I wanted to focus on the health of your nails today and how to properly give them the love and attention they deserve.

I’ve been religiously getting a gel manicure for the last year or so, but a few weeks ago- I didn’t have time to go into a nail salon and ended up peeling the manicure off myself! (Note: never ever do this.) I then realized that I was in desperate need of a nail detox because getting consistent gel manicures are rough on those nailbeds.

So I did some research, asked around the office and came up with these tips to take care of your nails:

Pay Attention to those Cuticles

Your cuticle health is just as important as your actual nails! Hannah (who I stole from her laptop to model for this shoot) uses this Burt’s Bee’s Cuticle Cream. It keeps your cuticles and fingers super soft and moisturized. It’s great to put on right before bed so all the goodness can get soaked into your skin overnight!

Though you shouldn’t cut your cuticles too much, a little tool like this one is great for trimming or cutting away any hangnails.

No Glove No Love

Always wear gloves when you’re cleaning or washing dishes. A pair of rubber gloves like these can totally save your nails and your hands from any harsh chemicals you might be working with!

Moisture Moisture Moisture

This might seem like a no-brainer, but your nails and hands need moisture just as much as your face does! A good, not greasy multipurpose super balm like this one from LanoLips is great for dry skin, and you can use it all over your face too! It’s super lightweight and instantly soaks into your skin (sidenote: how cute is the packaging?).

Take your Vitamins

If you remember from this post here, the CINCteam and I are totally into beauty supplements right now! Beyond being good for your overall health and wellness- there are some vitamins/supplements perfectly tailored for your hair and nails! We’re also loving these from HUM!

Au Natural… Kinda 

If you’re like me and have been in what seems like an endless cycle of gel manicures- this is me telling you to take a break! Let your nails breathe. Try to stick to a clear polish, but if you must have color- use a polish that’s 7-free. Basically, it’s a formula that’s cut out some of the bad toxic chemicals that a typical polish might have! This one by J.Hannah is a gorgeous color that’s good for your digits!

How do you guys take care of your nails? Let me know in the comments below and have a great day!



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  • Great ideas, I’m horrible at using dish gloves! Thank goodness for dishwashers and modern-day husbands! haha

  • Angela says:

    I have terrible cuticles, so I have to regularly cut them back and make sure I use a good oil on them each night to keep them moisturized. I constantly moisturize them throughout the day as well.

    Angela | Blush & Pearls

  • I may have spoken this into existence because I’ve been really into healthier, acrylic-free nails.

    Aïchatou Bella

  • Jenny Yang says:

    I love doing my nails but never thought of having to take care of them until now–def going to grab some products!
    xx Jen

  • I’ve noticed such a difference just from starting to take a b-complex daily! Crazy how much it can strengthen your nails! x

    chevrons & éclairs

  • Annie says:

    Wow I didn’t realise how important taking care of your nails was until reading this – thanks so much!

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    That Burt’s Bee cuticle cream is one of my favorites! And yes, I totally agree that we often overlook our nails, especially when we don’t use gloves! 🙂 <3 Thank you so much for sharing all of these great comments!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Fatou says:

    Thanks for the tips! I love a good nail day!!!

  • Vivian says:

    always always wear gloves when washing dishes/cleaning the house!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_


  • Chloe says:

    I definitely don’ pay enough attention to my nails! Great post xx

    Chloe x

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Kathrin says:

    Nails are so often forgotten when we take care of ourselves. These are great tips!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  • alex says:

    let your nails breath haha, guessing there’s not a copy editor on staff?

  • Tabitha says:

    Great post! You have such pretty nails, and i’m happy that you touched on this subject. I try to let me nails be as natural as possible and keep them strong.


  • Apply a hand cream before you put on the rubber gloves, that gives you a hand mask while being productive!

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

  • Carrie says:

    Love this! Just something I needed to read.


  • Rania (@itsmystylediary_) says:

    Great tips.. my manicurist also told me the same, not to cut my cuticles too much and for a year now they improved a LOT and also not to cut the nails on the side and just file them if they were growing into the cuticles .. not cutting them for a year allowed them to grow properly and the nail to look healthier.. on a side note, EXFOLIATING the hands once a week also makes it healthier and absorbs the lotions better (not -nails related but for the overall wellness of the hands)

  • Daria EDU says:

    Hey girl,
    I won’t stop repeating how much I love your blog!
    It is absolutely amazing – very well organised, inspiring, interesting and entertaining.
    You did an amazing job.
    Keep it up!


  • Nikki says:

    OMG! This blog was so insightful!


  • Her nails are perfection! I don’t take excellent care of my nails but this gave a me a lot of tips!
    María Eugenia

  • Really interesting, I have to admit that I don’t have time enough for this kind of treatment even when I can do it by myself, but I know I have to take care of my nails, they need it like the rest of the body. I need desperately the lemon butter cuticle cream by Burt’s Bees. I love the brand, is very natural, all the products of my baby care are from it.

    Today’s post is about festival look. I’m wearing another choice for this kind of event
    Hope you like it.
    Kisses from Miami

  • Carolina says:

    I miss your fashion posts. Your fashion inspiration was the reason for my visit to your blog. I think I will be okay with following you on IG only. Best wishes.

  • Lee says:

    Love these ideas. However when I click on product to purchase nothing comes up. Advice?

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