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02 April 2014

How to Repair Your Nails After Removing Gels/Acrylics

(Originally Written May 10, 2013)

I'm always looking for ways to maintain the health and appearance of my nails.  Recently, I have been wearing a UV Gel overlay over my natural nails.  Years prior, I always kept my nails polished using glitter and other decorative nail products.  The downside is that when you go to remove glitter or gels, often times an Acetone nail polish remover is used.  Even worse, sometimes filing down the surface of the gel overlay is necessary after a few months to start a new application layer of the gel.

After all this wear and tear, your nail are likely in need of TLC.  Here's the method I use to replenish nutrients to my nails using all natural products.

Products Used:

•  Softsoap Milk and Honey hand soap (Walmart, Target, CVS, etc.)
•  Hollywood Beauty Carrot Oil Blend (Walmart, Target, beauty supply store, etc.)
•  BioOil with BioCelin (Walmart, Target, CVS, etc.)
•  Eucerin Intensive Repair Lotion (Walmart, Target, CVS, etc.)
•  A thick pair of socks

***Feel free to substitute your favorite body or hair oil with any of the oils I used.  Everyone's body is different so use what products work best for you.  If your hair and scalp like something, there's a great possibility the rest of your body will react well when using it to moisturize and replenish nutrients.

Healthy, moisturized cuticles yield strong healthy nails.  Replenishing nutrients to your nail bed fills in any gaps that may occur on a molecular level after using Acetone nail polish remover or after excessive buffing of the nail bed.

♦ Miss Cherie Marie ♦

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