I used to get acrylic nails done every 3 weeks. This has damaged my nails so much and so they chip and break very easy. A few weeks ago one of my nails ripped so far, it started bleeding, which was pretty painful! I decided I needed to take care of my hands and nails.
I always have a hand cream on me and I try to moisturise my hands all day, especially after washing them. Currently I'm using a hand cream by L'Occitane in Cherry Blossom. The cream has a light, floral scent and sinks quickly into the skin, which is ideal. At night I like to moisturise my cuticles with the Nuxe oil or with the Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream.
❤ Every two to three days
Every time I take of my nail polish, I file my nails with a glass nail file by Herôme. Sometimes I will use a nailclipper. Then, I moisturise my nails with a hydrating nail gel also by Herôme, which I let this sink into my nails before I polish them. When I use this gel, I instantly see the result. Once in a while, I will scrub my hands if I feel the need to.
My nails are in such better condition and I really think they are repairing from all the damage. So I can say that my hand and nail care routine really helps!
What is your hand and nail care routine?