As some of you may know, I used to work for a nail color brand a while ago, and while there I learned so much about keeping your nails strong and healthy.
Like anyone else, I love a good manicure but if you repeatedly get gel or shellac manicures you will want to take a break and heal your nails, as those types of manicures damage nail beds over time.
So, here is my 3-step system to give my nails a break and completely rejuvenate them!
- Take a total break from harsh nail colors and procedures. If my nails are feeling brittle and weak after a few gel manicures, I love to trim them short, cutting away the thin brittle edge, and allowing my natural strong nails to grow back in. So, my first step is to remove all polish, and trim them short. For a smooth and damage-free edge, be sure to file them smooth, but only swiping in one direction. Filing nails in a back-and-forth motion can fray the nail tip, rather than seal it down.
- After cleaning my nails completely, I like to leave them bare for a few days. It’s a great idea to keep your nails and cuticles well moisturized too, with a rich cream, or even oils. Plain olive oil is great for an overnight deep treatment! And be sure to drink plenty of water and eat healthy fats to nourish your skin and nails from the inside.
- After a couple of days of letting my nails breathe freely, I like to give them a deep treatment to heal them. Enter in Perfect Formulas Pink Coat!
This is a nourishing clear, pink-tinted coating, that is protein-rich and makes your nails stronger. Immediately after applying, you’ll notice it creates a strong, protective layer on your nail, preventing further breakage. It also seals and protects the nail surface. An added perk, it includes an optical brightener which filters out any yellow, so your nails look whiter and freshers. The result is a bright, healthy-natural look to your nails, and over time your nails will be stronger and harder thanks to this keratin-rich formula. It’s also perfect for people who don’t like to wear a lot of nail color, you get that healthy, natural, glowing look.
I’ve been a fan of this deep treatment for years and I was so excited to hear from Shari about collaborating on this amazing product! Thank you so much Shari!
She created this product for herself and then wanted to bring this solution to other women. A little goes a long way, and I like to do a deeper treatment at least monthly, so this is something I highly recommend you have in your collection. Thank you Shari! You can find Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat at Sephora, check it out!