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Wearing gloves is one way to shield your nails from winter ravages, but you can’t (and shouldn’t) hide them away forever! Sally Hansen ambassador and nail expert Pamela Laird shares her nail care secrets to keep your nails looking healthy, strong and beautiful this winter Pamela Laird Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1, RRP €10.99 USE TO: moisturise and hydrate
Sally Hansen Nail Rehab, RRP €10.99 USE TO: restore post gel / acrylic
Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, RRP €7.99 USE TO: strengthen and shine
Just like your body can suffer from flaky patches during winter, your nails are prone to dehydration too, with cracked cuticles and brittle nails being just some of the symptoms.
We’ve all been there – hours after your party-perfect manicure, one nail snaps, ruining the whole hand. So how can you stop any unwanted breakages this winter? Pamela recommends using Nail Rehab, which protects against everyday wear and tear.
Strong nails begin at the cuticles. Dry cuticles not only look unattractive, they can also be painful.
“Nail rehab is my go-to base and ridge filler! It’s got a pinky tone which helps mask any discolouration on the nail plate. It’s also the perfect strengthener for weak nails post gel or acrylic!
“The only way to tame overgrown skin around the nail is to remove it and Sally Hansen have the best product for the job – Instant Cuticle Remover. Apply this to your cuticles and watch the magic happen after only 15 seconds. Taming this skin around the cuticles will keep the skin from splitting and allow better absorption of your hand cream and cuticle oils.”
“Sally Hansen’s Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment is extra moisturising, making it perfect to wear alone or under your polish,” says Pamela. “It contains avocado and pomegranate extract, and has an optical brightener which diffuses any yellow tones in the nail. “Always keep a coating on your nail. It’s a myth that your nails need to ‘breathe’ - they are flattened layers of dead skin so need the exact opposite and require protection against daily elements, washing hands etc.”
“As an added bonus if you struggle to get the perfect finish, Nail Rehab dries matte, which holds your polish in place as you paint, making it much easier to get a streak-free finish.”
“Cuticle care is so important in winter and one question I get asked the most is how to deal with cracked skin or hang nails around the cuticle,” says Pamela.
Sally Hansen is available in grocery stores and pharmacies nationwide. For more information on taking care of your nails with Sally Hansen, visit www.sallyhansen.ie
Sally Hansen Nail Varnish Remover, RRP €2.95 USE TO: start all over again! Sally Hansen has a range of nail polish removers n to suit your specific needs. If you have artificial or sensitive nails try Acetone Free Polish Remover; for dry or brittle nails, try Moisturising Polish Remover; for soft or thin nails, try Strengthening Polish Remover; or for all nail types, you can use Regular Polish Remover. “If you’re using treatment products on your nails to hydrate and strengthen them, make sure your nail polish remover isn’t undoing all your hard work,” advises Pamela. “Try Sally Hansen Strengthening Polish Remover – this will protect your nails as it removes your polish.”