Gel manicures look amazing and the no-chipping for two to three weeks makes this worth our money and time. The downside?
Gel manicures involve UV exposure to dry the gel and when it’s time to remove them, it can leave your nails weak, thin and prone to peeling. (It’s even worse if you peel off the gel polish!)
Along with keeping them short and letting your nails breathe from gel polish to help them recover, nail soaks are also extremely beneficial.
For thin, brittle nails a nail strengthening soak is required.
You Will Need:
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey
- 2 Eggs
- ¼ Cup of Milk
STEP 1: Separate the egg yolks from the egg and beat the egg yolks.
STEP 2: Mix the honey and milk with the beaten egg yolks thoroughly in a bowl.
STEP 3: Make sure your nails are bare (no polish) and soak them in the mixture for about 15 minutes.
Why This Helps:
The calcium in milk, the protein in eggs and the hydrating components of honey will help your nails and cuticles heal and stronger. This soak should be done at least once a week to boost recovery.
Are there any other recovery treatments/soaks that you swear by? Let us know in the comments section!