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Nail Treatments to Keep Your Nails in Tip-Top Shape

I wear nail polish much more in the winter than the summer.

I like the dark, rich colors and  I love escaping the cold weather to get a pedicure or a manicure.

It doesn’t take long, however, for me to notice that my nails are getting dried out and weak from excessive nail polish-wearing. And if I have a gel manicure, I know that my nails will feel extra weak after I remove it.

I try to take about a week “off” from nail polish to give my nails a breather. And during that time, I often grab a nail treatment to apply for a few days of that break.

Healthy nails are easier to polish, and simply look better than those that are dry or peeling. Applying hand cream or cuticle oil will help keep your nails hydrated and healthy as well.

Take a little breather, give your nails a break from polish, and “treat” them with one of these nail treatments.

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  • Nail Glow 2 of 7
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    One swipe of this nail polish on your natural nails will give the look of healthy, well-conditioned nails.

    Buy it at Sephora for $24.00

  • Nail 911 3 of 7
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    If you love gel nail polish like I do, you may have learned that it can be quite drying on the nail bed. This 2-part system from Julep will keep your nails (and cuticles) healthy and strong.

    Buy it at Sephora for $21.00

  • butter LONDON Horse Power 4 of 7
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    For hard and strong nails, use a strengthening product like this one in between manicures.

    Buy it at Sephora for $19.00

  • 2 Second Nail Primer 5 of 7
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    Prep your nails for color by using this 2 Second Primer by Deborah Lippmann. It will clean your nails of residue and oils without using harsh chemicals.

    Buy it at Sephora for $14.00

  • Sally Hansen Nail Treatment 6 of 7
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    If you use this base and top coat, your nails will not only be nourished and strengthened, but it will help keep your manicure locked in place.

    Buy it at Target for $3.99

  • OPI Nail Envy 7 of 7
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    A long time favorite of many, this nail treatment will help strengthen weak or peeling nails.

    Buy it at Ulta for $16.95

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