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How to keep your nails healthy and hydrated

How to Keep Your Nails Healthy and Hydrated

It’s safe to say that not everyone’s nails are created equally. And if you’re one of those people who have always longed for strong, long and beautiful nails, you’re not alone! Yes, the nail salons are full of people looking for advice on how to get healthy, hydrated nails that can be flaunted! Fortunately, we’ve got some great tips for doing just that. 

Hydrate from the inside out

You’ve likely heard it a thousand times – drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. But guess what? It works to hydrate your nails too! So, get that H2O in every day so it can help you achieve strong beautiful nails!

Protect your hands

If you’re an avid gardener or routinely have your hands in hot, soapy water scrubbing away at dishes, wear gloves to protect your hands, nails, and cuticles.

Clean your nails the right way

Keeping your nails clean is important and can help prevent infection causing bacteria or fungus to hang around. But use caution and avoid prying deeply under your nails with sharp tools as you could injure your nail bed and create an infection.

Cuticle Care

Keep your cuticles and your hands moisturized, especially before bed when you don’t have to worry about slathering on too much.

Don’t file post-shower

Your nails are weaker after a shower and are more prone to breakage. Another filing tip is to file your nails in the same direction. Going back and forth can weaken them.

Eat foods rich in Biotin

Just like hydrating from the inside out, what you put in your body affects your body’s health. Biotin rich foods like eggs, nuts and veggies can help you build that healthy set of nails you dream of.

Having healthy, beautiful nails is just one more amazing accessory to your overall look. So, treat your nails with a little TLC and enjoy the results! And if you’re passion is creating signature nails that pop, you should check out the Esthetics and Nail Specialty Program at Continental School of Beauty. After all, getting paid to do something you love is the best way to earn a living! Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a tour of one of our three campus locations.

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