Did you know when nail polish is left on for a prolonged period (usually on the toenails for greater than one month… I think we are all victim of this!), something called a keratin granulation can develop. This is white, rough patches on the nail that form when the polish is removed along with the superficial layers of nail cells.
Have you ever taken off your polish and your nails are so unsightly you instantly put polish back on?! Try not too! Let’s all give our nails a little break from polish, you will be surprised how beautiful they can look. A nail polish holiday should be at least 3 weeks depending on the severity of damage. Please note, I took off my polish around 2 weeks ago and won’t be applying polish until next weekend (to get bridesmaid ready!) but already they look ten times better, and so much healthier. Please note, I also just started taking bee pollen, I already take hair skin and nails vitamins and I also try to drink as much water as I can… for me compared to others it’s not a lot, but I’m trying!
Apparently, from my research you shouldn’t ever cut your cuticles because it disables the cuticles ability to protect the nail from water and inflection. Instead, it’s recommended to apply cuticle oil to soften and then gently push cuticles back.
I also have hand cream in my desk (see above Lavido the BEST hand cream!!!) at work which I apply after I come back from the bathroom (which is like every hour!!) so my hands feel so soft and look amazing! I honestly think, after taking this break, I need to look after my nails more. Although its’ awesome having different colors of polish to finish a look I also think having healthy nails also looks fabulous!
So, do like me, take a little polish break and I bet you will be very impressed with your nails!