Many of us go through periods of time when we just can’t seem to get our nails to grow the way we’d like them to. Sometimes, they just grow too slowly. At other times, they seem to come out weak and frail. All too often, they seem to be growing perfectly, reach a certain length, and then break on us. Most women understand the frustration that these nail growth problems can cause, but few of us have any real ideas about how to resolve the issue. These nail growth tips may offer the solution you need.
Focus on the Cuticles
No matter how healthy you think your nails might be, they’re never at their best if your cuticles are neglected. Your nail growth begins below the cuticle line in an area known as the matrix. You need to keep your cuticles healthy to promote that growth and protect the nails.
Moisturize. Moisturize Again. Then Moisturize Some More
Apply lotion to your hands after you wash them. Remember, your nail health is tied to your skin health, so moisturized hands can provide increased moisture for your nails and cuticles too. This is especially critical after you’ve exposed your nails to solvents or other harsh compounds.
Don’t Forget the Base Coat
Use a base coat on a regular basis, and choose one that hydrates the nails. This coating can be essential for preventing peeling and other weakening effects.
Does your skin or hair look its best when you fail to eat properly? Of course not – and your nails won’t either. Make sure that you’re eating healthy and getting the nutrients you need to promote good nail growth. Organic, whole foods are among the best options for promoting healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Avoid Nail Hardeners
Nail hardeners are the death of nail fun. While they might seem like a great way to provide a line of defense for your nails, they’re actually dangerous to nail health – making them so hard that it’s easier for them to crack.
Proper Maintenance is Key
Filing, nail shaping, clipping, and other maintenance techniques should always be done properly. If you have any doubts in that area, be sure to consult with your manicurist to ensure that you’re on the same page when it comes to nail maintenance.
Don’t Skip Your Manicure Sessions
A professional manicure can be an essential part of your nail growth strategy, as your manicurist trims the nails, gets rid of any rough edges, treats the cuticles, and provides other maintenance that can help to prevent damage while stimulating new nail growth.
At Tiffany Beauty Spa, we want you to have the gorgeous nails that you deserve, and are always here to do our part to help you accomplish that goal. Our trained technicians will work with you to implement an effective growth strategy so that your nails have the opportunity they need to grow to their optimal length. Call today to schedule your appointment for the best manicure services in Fort Lauderdale.