Perfect Nail Care Routine at Home

It seems way too good to be true, but you can help your nails grow while you sleep. Let's face it. We need extra help to get our nails to look healthy and Instagram-worthy.

Your nails only grow about one millimeter per month, so changes to your nail care routine won't speed that up. What will transpire is that healthier nails will chip, peel and break less, which will help you maintain that new growth.

While there are many stages in a great nail-care routine, you can get some great results if you just add a few easy steps to your sleep routine to help your nails grow.



1. Protect Your Nails from The Storm

If you're a night showerer, make sure to put on, at minimum, a base coat and let it dry. The shower softens your nails and the heat and soaps can strip them of moisture.



2. File your Nails Gently 

We know you're trying to grow your nails, but you don't have to take off any length. A gentle file of just the very edges will smooth out any tiny cracks.



3. Moisturize your Nails 

Moisturizing your nails and cuticles throughout the day is a commandment numeral one in the nail care bible, but it's extremely necessary to do it before bed. Your body does a lot of repair and healing in your sleep and loses a fair amount of moisture. We use a two-step method where we apply cuticle oil, and then a thicker cream on top of it to kind of seal the deal.


4. Drink More Water 

You need to keep hydrated and maintain good food to have the best nails possible. Granted, multivitamins aren't a solution for a life filled with all kinds of foodstuffs, but they make us feel healthier. Creating these things as part of our nightly nail routine helps make sure we get it done.



5. Wear Weird Gloves

They make moisture-retention gloves specifically designed to help keep your lotion and cuticle oils close to your skin and nails while you sleep. They look and feel silly at first but they made a huge difference in the condition of our hands, cuticles and nail length. You can use cotton socks in a pinch.

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