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Quarantine care for your nails at home!

by Arun Shirishkar

Our nails are an accessory to us. We make sure to go for our nail appointments religiously, however due to the lockdown it won’t be possible to visit our favourite nail tech. Payal Upase is here to list down a few tips to assist you in keeping your nails healthy and clean during this lockdown

We’ve all been in lockdown for quite some time now. We are all in a dire need of a refill of our gel nail polish and most of us have possibly broken our extensions due to the housework we have been doing. However, now is not the time for vanity. With longer nails, we are at a higher risk of dirt, bacteria and virus trapping into our nail beds. To avoid the risk of this all, our nails have to be taken care of and maintained.

Goodbye gel nails (for sometime)
You might be missing your go-to nail techs now, as your weeks’ old gel nails are on the verge of cracking off. Why not just get rid of them and let your nails breathe, just like the professionals do. All you need is some aluminium foil, nail filer, cotton swabs and acetone nail remover. Start by buffing your nails which will help you remove the shiny coat. Soak a cotton ball in acetone and place it on your nails. Wrap your fingers with the foil and keep it for 10 minutes. Viola, there you have it. Neat and clean nails minus the mess.

Short nails are in!
Washing your hands definitely ensures you with germ-free hands. But ever thought of the amount of dirt and bacteria that builds up inside your nails? Especially if you have longer nails, this will be an ideal time to shorten them. This will simply reduce the risk of dealing with germs in half. 

Hydration is the key
With the fear of catching onto germs, we are rigorously washing our hands. With this excessive washing, your hands tend to get dry. Which is why we recommend you to hydrate your hands. Then why not hydrate your cuticles as well! All you need to do is apply some cuticle cream with ingredients like vitamins A, C, and E. Natural oils like almond and sunflower would also help nourish and strengthen your cuticles.

Bare nails for the win!
Nail freaks, we know it might sound a little heart-wrenching but you need to let your nails breathe. Let them be nail paint free for a few weeks and help strengthen them.

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