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How to take Care of your Manicure Nails


Summer is here and you know it is time to show off your nails! If you just love to treat yourself to a pampering manicure, and you want to make sure that your nail art has a long life even when you are out in the sun and taking a dip in the pool, you need to know a few summer nail care dos and don’ts.

It goes without saying that proper nail care, no matter the time of year, is a must. When summer rolls around, the routine that you have fallen into during the rest of the year simply won’t be able to fully keep up with the new demands that your nails will have.

At Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa, we have seen it all when it comes to nail care, and if you want to make sure that your manicured nails stay strong, healthy, and perfectly beautiful, these are our summer nail care recommendations:

how to care for your manicure nails

Tips for Manicure Care


Use Cuticle Oil


Because you are going to be out in the summer weather or swimming in salty or chlorinated pools, your cuticles run the risk of drying out. When this happens, your manicure can end up peeling off or chipping, unless you make use of a good quality cuticle oil. For the best results, apply it every night before bed.


Moisturise on the Daily


In winter it is easy to remember to use moisturising cream, because your skin can often become very dry during the colder months of the year. By the time summer, and depending on where you live, the humidity goes up and moisturising becomes the one routine you tend to neglect. Make sure you moisturise your hands at least once a day, your manicure will thank you.

Stay Healthy Inside


For the best summer nails, you need a good combination of inside and outside care. This means that while you are moisturising on the outside, you need to stay well hydrated on the inside too. In the hot months, be sure to fill up on your daily recommended amount of water. Having a somewhat healthy diet will also help to improve your summer nails.


Wear Gloves


If summer to you means getting your hands in the dirt, you don’t have to sacrifice your manicure. When gardening, you should always wear a comfortable pair of gloves to both prevent your nails from breaking off when you dig in and it will stop your cuticles from drying out. The soil itself might not be the problem, but the constant washing to get the dirt off your fingers is going to leave you with dry hands and worse, dry cuticles.


Add some Strength


Since your nails, and your manicure will be exposed to daily sunlight, they might have the tendency to become more brittle than you’d like them to be. One thing that you can do to avoid this is to give your nails some additional strength by taking certain nail strengthening supplements and by also talking to your manicurist about what you can apply to your nails to make them stronger.

Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa is a well-established health and beauty franchise. Get in touch with our team today.

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