Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I'm letting my nails breathe....

 Do nails breathe?

I like to take a break from nail polish so my nails can breath. They need to breathe right?

Well, nails don't need to breathe. They are made of hard keratin protein like your hair. The nail plate is actually dead tissue that does not breathe so it doesn't matter if nails are covered with polish.

Nails are porous and do absorb water which evaporates naturally from the nails. Nails are softer and more pliable when wet. They tend to flatten when wet and curl when dry. This constant flattening and curling can weaken the nails. Many people find that wearing polish lessens the amount of flattening and curling helping their nails to be stronger.

Some people can get dry and flaky nails from wearing polish though. You can take a break from wearing polish to help condition them.


How to condition nails

-Apply oil to bare nails frequently throughout the day. It can be a nail/cuticle oil such as Solar Oil or it can be just plain olive oil.

-Also apply hand lotion frequently.

-Protect your nails from water and cleaning products by wearing waterproof gloves.

-Head to the salon to get a hydrating spa manicure and maybe a paraffin dip to moisturize your hands and nails.


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