According to a recent Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails national survey, “women will make some serious sacrifices for a year in exchange for perfect hair, skin or nails for life.” In other words, follow this guide to healthy nails so you can look good and feel great down to the tips of your fingernails with products from Cutex, 1143 H20, Perfect Formula and of course, Nature’s Bounty.
For healthy nails beneath the lacquer start with Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails ($7.99, walgreens.com) gummies – with two bottles gone in days, these are clearly my favorite supplement. Not only are these gummies bursting with strawberry flavor, they’re made with the very nutrients your body needs to support lustrous hair, healthy nails and vibrant skin – antioxidants Vitamin E and Vitamin C. It’s also made with Biotin, which helps to maintain healthy hair and promotes healthy nails by acting at the base of the nail.
Another way to take great care of your nails after you’re done sporting the latest nail trend that may have left your nails feeling weak and brittle is Perfect Formula Repair Coat ($28, sephora.com) – a brand, which incidentally is Sephora’s #1 nail care brand and a consumer favorite on QVC…I’m just sayin’. Consider Repair Coat as your go-to for fixing the affects of soak-off gels and acrylics as it fortifies your nails with these key ingredients: Keratin, Jojoba Oil, Biotin and Vitamin E. When used as a base coat, this product creates a protective seal over your nails, locking moisture underneath. Additionally, Repair Coat fills in ridges and other imperfections so your nails look strong and healthy.
To protect your nails as you get another manicure that you hope lasts more than one week, use Cutex Baseworx ($7.99, cutexshop.com) – a patent-pending base coat formula consisting of bio-ceramics glass that adheres to the protein in your nails resulting in smoother and longer-lasting manicures. You can also wear Baseworx alone for a clean, natural, shiny look.
To top of our lesson on how to get and keep healthy nails, use 1143 H2O Nail Polish ($12, 1143nails.com) – a ground-breaking, water-based vegan nail polish line that’s environmentally friendly. Vegan doesn’t have to only mean safe earth-tones that nourish your nails, it could also mean fun, bold colors like the ones 1143 offers – 12 in all! To remove, just soak in water and peel off.