NAIL HEALTH TIPS FROM DEBORAH LIPPMANN
Some of us may have let our beauty and self-care routines slip a little during our nation-wide quarantine. Without the ability to visit local business like beauty and nail salons, many of us (raise your hand) have neglected our hair, skin, and nail care. Fortunately, Miraval has the privilege of working with the world’s foremost beauty experts, like Deborah Lippmann, the award-winning celebrity manicurist whose passion for nails and nail health has inspired us from the moment we started working with her. It just doesn’t get better than Deborah.
Here, you’ll find Deborah’s top tips for nail health, common misconceptions about nails, and advice on how to avoid nail damage and ensure your nails are the strongest and healthiest they can be.
Here’s what Deborah has to say:
No matter what, daily hydration is key for overall nail health. One of the biggest problems people have is that their nails, cuticles, and hands are extremely dry. This may be especially true these days thanks to frequent hand washing with drying soaps. Think of your nails and hands like your face. It wouldn’t occur to most people to wash their face and not apply a moisturizer, but they wash their hands over and over and don’t apply hand lotion. Keep a hand lotion that hydrates and protects your skin, like Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl Broad Spectrum SPF Hand Cream, at every sink in your home. Easy access is key because when adding a step to any routine, often times, out of sight means out of mind.
There’s a common misconception that nails need to be naked in order to “breathe” and recover, but that’s simply not the case. I specifically created my All About That Base CC Base Coat so that nails can be protected without having to go totally bare. And all of my lacquers and treatments are 7-free and contain unique nutrient and vitamin blends for continued nail health, such as Biotin and Green Tea.
To protect your manicure: try to keep your nails free and clear of anything oily or greasy as this will cause nail color to wear away quicker. Also avoid using the tips of your nails as tools – always wear gloves when doing the dishes or other house work in order to protect the luster and wear of your manicure.
Filing and shaping nails may seem like a mindless activity, but it can weaken and break your nails if done improperly. To prevent damage, never ‘saw’ back and forth on the tip of the nail. Instead, gently run the file across the nail in one direction.
Finally, healthy cuticles are key to healthy nail growth. Washing dishes without gloves on, picking at cuticles/hang nails, and not moisturizing after washing hands can cause cuticle damage.
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