Wear a base coat
We don't always have time for a full manicure but using a base coat will help strengthen and hydrate your nails. There are several on the market but Dermaselect Makeover is recommended by manicurists. It contains a mix of keratin, protein and peptides to help fortify your nails and grow stronger tips.
You'd think a nail hardener would actually promote stronger nails but in reality they can have the opposite effect. The problem is that nail hardeners can make the nails so stiff that they become susceptible to cracking.
Use a cuticle oil
Healthy cuticles are definitely a key to healthy nails not only that ragged and flaky cuticles can really take that shine off. Daily use of a cuticle oil such as this one from Mavala will keep them healthy and looking great.
Balance your diet
To give your nails the best possible chance to grow its essential you have a diet that is balanced and targeted towards getting the minerals you need to maintain healthy nails. You should also focus your intake on the food groups that will help your nails be strong such as proteins (from meat, legumes and broccoli), biotin (eggs, raw cauliflower and almonds), zinc (from shellfish and green beans) and iron (from red meat, pumpkin seeds, spinach and quinoa). An important thing to remember is that you should avoid eating an excess of processed food. Keep it organic and fresh as much as you can.
Avoid acetone nail polish removers
Acetone will not only remove your nail polish but it will also damage your cuticles and nails and dry them out. Non acetone removers are far more gentle and products like this one from DB Cosmetics contains Vitamin E and Aloe to help moisturise your nails and cuticles.
Visit your manicurist
It's simple, taking the time to visit your manicurist is the best way to make sure your nails look great and healthy. If you care about your nails then seeing a professional regularly makes perfect sense; you'll get good advice about nail heath and lets face it, we all love getting pampered.
Having access to the world greatest manicurists means there's a lot of celebrities who have incredible nails.They always hit the red-carpet with the latest designs destined to wow. If you've spent any time on social media you've probably come across @kyliejennernails an Instagram account dedicated to tracking the model's jaw-dropping nail designs.
Cardi B is another celebrity who loves outlandish nails, she uses noted New York designer Jenny Bui who owns two high end New York salons and is known as 'the Queen of Bling'.
American supermodel Bella Hadid loves dropping some cool nail images on her instagram feed, simple nail designs that are influenced by classic French chic.