Nails. Typically put aside because, I mean who really has time after their skincare and hair routine to take care of their nails? Don’t let that be your attitude. Your nails are just as important as your hair and skin!
There are three things you should know when it comes to taking care of your nails.
1. Just like your hair, yes you need to trim your nails.
Whether you file or clip, you need to make sure you’re removing the dead ends of your nails to assure your nails won’t chip or peel off!
2. Nails thrive on moisture.
Vaseline, oils and hand lotions need to be applied to your nails to restore hydration. I recommend washing your hands after removing polish and trimming nails to remove any excess oil and dirt sitting on your nails before moisturizer.
3. 5-free, 7-free, 9-free (HUH??!)
To sum it up, it just means free of 5, 7 or 9 ingredients that can be potentially harmful to you. Let me summarize it below.
Anything that is 5, 7 or 9 free does not include Formaldehye, Toulene, and DBP, which can potentially cause skin irritation, birth defects and reproductive issues. These three ingredients are typically found in cheaper nail polishes and are used as a preservative, smooth application agent and to help prevent nail cracking and chipping.
If you’re interested in finding nail polishes free of these ingredients, Allure wrote a great article on 5, 7 and 9 free nail polishes.
My favorite 9-free, vegan, cruelty-free nail polish brand?