How to Rehab Weak and Brittle Nails

December 23, 2020
By: | by L'Oréal
hand applying essie apricot cuticle oil to nail bed
If you’re someone with weak and brittle nails after getting one too many gel manicures or acrylic sets, don’t stress. There are plenty of products available that can help you  repair damaged nails and bring them back to a stronger, healthier state. Keep reading for a guide to the best products to rehab to your nails with.

Essie Millionails

Primers are the first step in any proper nail-care routine. We love this one for its ability to protect nails from breaking and splitting.

Olive & June Cuticle Serum

Cuticle care is key for achieving healthy nails. This cuticle serum is hydrating, soothing, lightweight and packaged in a convenient pen format for an easy and precise application. 

Essie Apricot Oil

If you’re getting ready for a new manicure, use this apricot cuticle oil first. It helps condition and protect nails without making your hands feel greasy or sticky. 
essie apricot cuticle oil

Ella+Mila Soy Polish Remover

Using nail polish removers with harsh chemicals like acetone can wreak havoc on your nails. Instead, opt for a gentler formula, like this one, to promote healthy-looking and moisturized nails.

Essie Grow Stronger Base Coat

Base coats are designed to create the ideal base for nail polish, extending the life of any manicure. Try this option to not only prep the nails for color, but to also help strengthen them over time. 

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Hand Cream

Keeping your hands moisturized can make a big difference in keeping your nails healthy. To keep your skin (and nails) smooth, hydrated and soft, try this fast-absorbing hand cream that’s formulated with moisturizing ingredients including shea butter and glycerin.
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