Last week we brought you a few key tips to update your tips and we’re back again to help you look at your nails in a new, more natural and dare we say… even nude way. But taking the risk to go bare isn’t always easy. And maybe you’re not ready to have completely naked nails. We get it. Thankfully for the more modest, bare nails meet artful daring designs with the latest negative space and nude nail trends. But as we all know, being exposed takes some prep work. Just ask Miley Cyrus who disrobed for the Marc Jacobs’ charity t-shirt campaign benefiting The New York University Skin Cancer Institute.
So we hope our 5 au naturel nail tips will help you confidently strip down and get back to basics:
No one wants to show off unpolished nails that are yellow and oxygen starved from months of getting by with the same polish…
Tip #1 – Do your nail beds a favor and go without any polish for at least two weeks. To remove yellowing naturally, allow nails to soak in warm water and lemon juice for 5-10 minutes. Dry and lightly buff nails to remove staining and increase blood circulation.
Ragged rough cuticles are never a good backdrop for nail art…
Tip #2 – Moisturize cuticles with 100% Organic Argan Oil and keep them well-groomed from hang nails and overgrowth. Gently push back cuticles when they get out of control.
Maintain the canvas…
Tip # 3 – Neatly trim and file nails to your desired most flattering shape. No experience required. For this part of the un-manicure treat yourself with an appointment with a pro. Strengthen nails with Argan oil by applying it to nails frequently.
Go free of three…
Tip #4 – Stay away from the 3 most toxic ingredients if you must wear polish. Steer clear of dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde. To us, green is more than just a shade on the color wheel.
Say peek a boo!
Tip #5 – Be bare nail ready all the time. Take a break in between manicures and pedicures to let your nails breathe. Stick to our 5 tips for the next time you’re in a ‘less is more’ mood.
We think healthy skin and nails are always the epitome of classic natural beauty. Tell us, what are you not wearing?