How to strengthen and grow your nails in lockdown

Lockdown probably means that we have to say goodbye to our perfectly manicured gel nails and hello to natural nails. For many people, this will be the first time in years that they have gone without gel polish or extensions. Why not use this opportunity to give your natural nails a little TLC? With some simple tricks and loads of beauty products available at Missguided, you’ll have strong nails in no time.

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Top tips to strengthen and grow your nails

  1. Stay hydrated
  2. Moisturise the nail bed and cuticle
  3. Use gentle nail files
  4. Prioritise health over length
  5. Let your nails breath

Stay hydrated

This might seem like a simple one, but drinking plenty of water during the day can work wonders if you are trying to strengthen and grow your nails. If your body is hydrated, so are your nails. This will prevent them from becoming dry, flaky and brittle.

Moisturise the nail bed and cuticle

Make cuticle oils your new best friend. Applying a small amount of cuticle oil, moisturiser or hand cream can prevent breakages of weak nails. Build this into your daily skincare routine and you’ll start to see big changes quickly.

Use gentle nail files

Soft nail files take a little longer to get the desired shape, but they prevent extra tears in the nail which can lead to peeling and hangnails. Always file your nails in one direction using long strokes. Avoid pulling the file back and forward.

Prioritise health over length

Much like your hair, your nails will stay healthy for longer if you keep them trimmed and filed. It’s essentially like getting rid of your split ends.

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