- Step 1: Get a good base coat Get a good base coat when you're getting your fingernails manicured. A high-quality base coat will hold polish as well as promote healthy nails.
- Step 2: Buff instead of polish Have your nails buffed instead of painted. You won't have to touch up any scratches or chips. If you prefer color, be sure to use no-chip polish.
- Step 3: Keep nails short Maintain short nails. Long fingernails are more prone to chipping and breaking.
- Step 4: Apply top coat Apply top coat to your nails every few days. This will protect your polish from chipping.
- Step 5: Avoid soaking Avoid prolonged soaking. Water can lift away polish, so wear gloves when you wash dishes.
- TIP: Don't spend too much time soaking in the bath or shower.
- Step 6: Apply moisturizer Use moisturizer that contains vitamin B and aloe. Massage the moisturizer into your cuticles to keep them hydrated.
- Step 7: Don't use nails as tools Avoid using your nails to pry things or twist screws. Using your nails this way invites cracks and chips.
- FACT: Did you know? The blood vessels underneath the nail make them look pink.
You Will Need
- Base coat
- No-chip polish
- Top coat