Get your Nails Ready for Spring!

Nothing says spring like bright, short nails!

Choose a nail salon where equipment is sterilized, and make sure to wash your hands between cutting and polishing. Even better, bring your own set of tools to the salon, for your tips and toes only! Studies show that long nails are closely associated with lingering bacteria on the hands and increased risk of illness. Even though the cold and flu season is coming to a close, keep nails au naturel and short to avoid catching or passing those end-of-the-season germs. Then, after six months of dark colors, punch up your shade to something chic and colorful!

NLT: Try this DIY treatment for hands that stay hydrated well into spring. Rub 1 teaspoon of almond oil into hands and cuticles. Wrap each hand in a small towel (or place each hand in a clean sock!), and allow the oil to penetrate for at least 5 minutes. Wipe the excess oil off hands, but don’t rinse them; any remaining oil will be absorbed over the next few minutes. Make sure nail beds are oil-free by swiping them with a polish-remover soaked cotton swab before painting on a surprising spring lavender!

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