Tip #1: Don't Scrape Off Nail Polish
If you're in between manicure appointments or can't make it to the salon, you know the urge of wanting to just scrape it all off. It's especially irritating if the polish is already chipping, but scraping off your nail polish is one of the worst things you can do to your nails. It makes your nail surface rough and patchy. It also strips away the top layer of your nails. So, next time you feel the urge to remove it, just wait until you can get your hands on a cotton ball and some nail polish remover. Your nails will thank you!
Tip #2: Keep Your Nails Hydrated
Here's a friendly reminder to stay hydrated because your nails and body can get dehydrated. YES, nails get dehydrated too, especially during colder months! Dehydration is particularly common, especially if you regularly use nail polish remover. Aside from drinking water, what can you do? Moisturize and hydrate! For hydration, try a hydrating base coat! Probelle's Hydrating Base Coat specializes in hydration and protection of dry nails that are splitting or thin. It provides flexibility to your nails and contains Vitamin E and Keratin. For moisture, try our Botanical Cuticle Complex.
Tip #3: Layer Your Basecoats
When doing your nails at home do you ever just skip the basecoat? Don't. Base coats are important for so many reasons! If you want to preserve the life of your manicure, paint two basecoat layers. Put one on the top half of your nail and the second coat over the entire nail. This technique will help the polish on the tips of your nails(which are way more prone to chipping) last longer.
Tip #4: Caress Your Cuticles
Yes, you need to take care of your cuticles. Once nail and cuticle damage is done, apply our Botanical Cuticle Complex at least twice a week. The complex contains Kukui Nut Oil and will help instantly improve the health and appearance of your cuticles. Pay attention to what your nail technician does when she works on your cuticles. If cuticles are cut back too far or pushed around too aggressively, they can get damaged. Damaged cuticles leave your nail bed open to infections.
Tip #5: Use a Topcoat!
It's as simple as that. The highest hope for a good manicure is that it remains new and fresh for as long as possible. Our UV Self Seal Top Coat provides a durable life to the manicure by using sun UV light technology.