OK. Since I have been wearing polish every day, I have been fairly unconcerned about the state of my naked nails. They were hidden by some very pretty polish! To be honest, I feel polish has protected them. I certainly don't have the same issues with peeling nails and I think nail polish has acted as a barrier from water, knocks and scrapes.
I have used oils, Vaseline and balms on my cuticles and they help. If I don't, the skin dries and cracks within days and it feels sore and looks worse.
So it was with interest that I have been reading about the three day challenge by Anamarie from SimpleNailArtTips.com/oil. She has created a formula based on a jojoba oil blend that seems to work miracles. She sells her oil but also, and interestingly, gives the recipe freely! The science bit about why jojoba is explained on her web site.
I have most of the ingredients at home as I like to make my own oil blends, so I decided to take up the challenge using my own concoction based on Anamarie's recipe. I had become concerned at the condition and appearance of my naked nails and as I have already said, I need to moisturise my cuticles constantly!
|Notice the crack on the little finger nail|
The hardest part of the challenge is going naked for three whole days. That is 72 hours!
You can read about the how and why at SimpleNailArtTips.com but in a nutshell I have applied oil to my nail plate and cuticle several times for three days. For the first 48 hours, for me, this meant three times an hour. My nails were drinking the stuff. After almost 48 hours to the dot, the rate of absorption began to slow and I had to apply oil less often.
To conclude, the jojoba based oil treatment gets a massive seal of approval from me.
Information about jojoba and Anamarie's blend of oil is available at www.SimpleNailArtTips.com/Oil"
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