The beauty-editor approved products to rehabilitate your post-gel manicure nails
For when your gel nail addiction gets a little out of hand
By Briar Clark
BeautyCrew Junior Beauty Writer / October 06 2019
Gel manicures can be addictive; they’re low maintenance, they look great and they last far longer than your average nail polish. But unfortunately, if you get them regularly, the process of applying and removing these hardwearing formulas can affect the health of your nails.
Just ask Beauty Crew’s Editor Carli Alman, who admitted on this week’s episode of Get Lippy that she has had to put her nails through some serious rehabilitation as a result of her gel manicure addiction.
“Every time I'm like, ‘Okay, it’s time for me to take my break’ and go to the nail salon to get it professionally removed. And [then] I'm like, ‘Oh, just one more time.’”
“I'm addicted. I am. Guilty. But when my nails are basically peeling off, I'm like, ‘Okay, it's serious. Time to take a break.’”
Here are the products she’s been using to nurse her brittle nails back to health:
Essie Apricot Oil
“Cuticle oils are a really good one. I like to keep one at my desk at work and just, you know, when you’re just absentmindedly doing things, just apply cuticle oil, massage in the cuticles.”
Want more insider tips on how to revitalise your nails, the lowdown on eco-friendly beauty brands, and a foolproof guide on how to nail eyeshadow? Then tune into the latest ep of Get Lippy below:
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How do you keep your nails healthy? Do you use any nail treatments? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.