3 ways to take better care of your nails

Try these easy tips for your healthiest nails ever

Contributing Editor / March 23 2023

A fresh manicure (whether of the subtle or statement variety) can make you look instantly polished. But coating your nails in polish/decals/nail art day after day, week after week, can lead to brittle, damaged nails that not even a lick of lacquer can save.

No matter whether you prefer a regular polish, you're a gel lover through and through, or you simply live to DIY, here’s how to take better care of your nails, leaving them to live their best, strongest, shiniest lives!


Keep up the cuticle oil

You can help your nails look their best with a bit of TLC at home. Massaging cuticle oil into your nails every few days helps to stimulate blood flow to them and keep hangnails at bay. The Revitanail Nourishing Oil ($11.99 at Chemist Warehouse) is the perfect product for the job! It features sweet almond oil (plsu vitamin E) to leave nails hydrated, healthy and smooth.


Push back your cuticles

Bacteria is a friend to absolutely nobody, and even the cutest nail colour won't help hide that! Pushing your cuticles back is a great way to prevent the onset of germs and bacteria build-up. It also helps to encourage the growth of the natural nail, which means your shade of choice will be gracing longer, stronger nails in no time. The Manicare® maniPRO 2-in-1 Cleaner & Pusher ($14.69 at Chemist Warehouse) makes the whole process a breeze, with its double-ended nature meaning you can push back and file cuticles and clean under and around the nail bed in one go.


Seal the deal with hand cream

The final touch for healthy nails? Hand cream, of course! Moisture loss is a major cause behind nail brittleness and breakage, so topping up your hand lotion will keep that under control. The Revitanail Hand & Nail Cream ($14.69 at Chemist Warehouse) is our top pick for keeping hands healthy (and thus also keeping nails nourished). It's enriched with strengthening calcium as well as pure aloe and avocado oil, so it'll make sure skin and nails are generously nurtured and looking/feeling their very best!

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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.

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