Simple Ways to Keep Your Nails Healthy on-the-go
March 7, 2023
Not everyone is as nail-obsessed as I am. For many people, mother’s especially, day-to-day life is too chaotic to maintain a consistent nail care routine. If this sounds familiar, fear not! We have put together a list of 7 Easy Nail Care Tips for Busy Mom’s. Incorporate some, or all of these tips and avoid any nail catastrophes.
1. Keep your nails clean and dry
Bacteria and fungus thrive in dirty, damp environments. To avoid these little monsters, make sure to dry your nails thoroughly after washing your hands or showering.
Tip: Never share nail clippers with other people!
2. Use a good-quality nail file
Keep a gentle nail file in your purse or work bag to smooth out snags or jagged edges.Typically, you only need to file once a week. However, if your nails grow particularly fast or you notice excessive chipping- you may need to file more often. Make sure your filing correctly to avoid jagged, frayed nails or even cuticle damage. Start from one opposite corner to the center (slowly), and don’t file back and forth.
3. Moisturize your nails and cuticles
Frequent washing and exposure to chemicals can cause dryness and brittleness. Keep a small bottle of cuticle oil on hand to keep your nails hydrated and healthy.
Look for oil’s containing plant ingredients like jojoba oil, coconut oil and argan oil.
4. Trim and file your nails regularly
Prevent nails from breaking easily by trimming them every two weeks or as needed. Use a gentle nail clipper and avoid over-filing with a gentle nail file.
5. Avoid harsh chemicals
Protect your nails from harsh chemicals like cleaning products and non-toxic nail polish remover. Wear gloves when cleaning and opt for non-toxic, gentle nail polish remover.
Some specific chemicals to avoid are formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate. These are known as the ”Toxic Trio” or ”Big 3”.
6. Choose breathable nail polish
Prevent fungal infections by using breathable nail polish that allows air to circulate around your nails. Look for nail polish labeled as water-permeable.
These are the 9 best breathable nail polishes on the market, according to realsimple.com.
- Nailtopia Bio-Sourced Free Nail Lacquer
- Zoya Vegan Nail Lacquer
- Cote No. 1 Nail Polish
- Mersi Cosmetics Breathable Halal Nail Polish
- Nailberry L’oxygene Breathable Nail Polish
- Inglot Breathable Nail Enamel
- Entity Clean Breathable Nail Lacquer
- Nails Inc. Weekday Wellness Nail Polish
To view the entire list and to read a bit more about each, you can visit their site here:
7. Mind your diet
A healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals promotes healthy nails. Eat foods like salmon, eggs, leafy greens and nuts to promote strong and healthy nails.
Make sure Iron and Zinc are a staple of your diet for the best results
Wrap it up
OK! Those were our 7 Easy Nail Care Tips for Busy Mom’s. Taking care of your nails doesn’t have to be a time-consuming task. These simple tips can be incorporated into even the busiest of schedules, helping you maintain strong and healthy nails on-the-go. Remember, a little bit of nail care goes a long way in keeping your nails healthy and looking their best.
If you’re in the LA area, swing by Sima Nail Lounge. We have a newly renovated, modern salon and offer an abundance of services to help your nails stay fabulous. Click the links below to view booking availability and to get directions.