I have been so caught up since last two weeks that yesterday when I looked at my nails I was shocked, they were a disaster. Two broken nails, One nail was peeling, the other was thinning and not to forget the chipped nail paint. I thought “Shanaya, Its time for a nail rehab”.Since last 6 months I have been constantly applying nail polish over my nails without any breaks which caused not just the above problems but yellowing of nails too.

It’s so ironic our nails turn yellow from wearing nail polish too often and then we can’t stop wearing nail polish due to the yellow nails. (Solution Base Coat.)
To give your nails a rehab:


Step one: Remove any leftover nail polish so you have a blank canvas to work with.

Step two: Soak you hands in warm soapy water for 10 minutes.

Step three: Cut your nails as short as you can, this will allow them to grow fresh.



Step
four: Massage cuticle oil (If you don’t have one use coconut oil) onto
your cuticles and then massage a hand lotion all over your hands.

Few things to remember:

1.
Go Polish Free for at least a fortnight or a month for starters because
constant wear of polish does take a toll on your nails so it’s
important to let them breath for a while in between.
2. Every night before bed apply a good moisturizing hand cream and massage away (Don’t forget your cuticles)
3.Choose your Nail polish and Nail polish remover wisely. It’s important
to use a good quality Nail polish and Nail Polish remover.
4. Don’t skip on Base coat.
5. Always file in one direction.
6. Take supplements with calcium, zinc and vitamins which will not just improve your nails but your overall health.

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Nice post dear and I really hate it when nails turn yellow after wearing nail polishes…..xoxoxo…:)

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Glad you liked it Maria 🙂

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I need to find a good base coat. Which one do you use?

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I would suggest giving Sally Hansen a try.. They have a lot of base coats available 🙂

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great tips, i keep my nails free of polish as much as i can.

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Thank you.. I have to start doing the same !

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We're in the same boat…my nails are a disaster right now. Need an indulgent manicure asap.

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I can totally understand.. I really need a good manicure and pedicure As soon as possible !

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The yellowing is certainly a disaster! Good post btw.

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Thanks a lot Nitzzy 🙂

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Great post Shanaya!
Right now, am also in the polish-free phase owing to the recent yellowing of nails…just two more weeks(I guess) to get rid of them 😀

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Glad you liked it Raina 😀 I have 2 more weeks to go too !! But im not sure if ill be able to last that long without Nail polish 😛

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great post, very useful 🙂

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Glad it was Helpful Poorva 🙂

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Good one. Tough for me to be nail polish free 🙂 however I ensure I use good base coat to prevent staining

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Much needed! Great post!

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