We’ll leave no stone unturned in the quest for healthier nails – and this simple trick can change everything.
We’ve been extolling the values of using oil on our hair, skin and even gums for ages – so why not use the magic elixir on your nails too?
Whether your nails are brittle due to one too many Shellac manicures, or they’re relatively healthy and you just want to give them a boost, it’s worth trying this quick fix.
Simply warm a few tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl in the microwave, and allow it to cool slightly. Then dip your nails in the warm olive oil for around 15 minutes. The oil will penetrate your nail and skin to moisturise and strengthen from within.
If you massage olive oil into your nails and skin daily, even better. You could even try putting the oil on your nails and then wearing cotton gloves to sleep, so the moisture is locked in for hours and hours.
You can use all kinds of oil if you’re not keen on olive oil, from coconut oil to tea tree oil to argan oil… the choice is yours.
Finally, don’t forget to rinse your fingers with cold water to lock in the moisture.
Now, how easy was that?
Will you be trying this nail hack? Let us know @marieclaireuk