22 May 2010

A cheap treatment for strong nails

My nails have been quite weak recently as a result of overwashing and have been prone to peeling and splitting. I had a quick look online and in Boots but most of the treatments were in the form of nail varnishes which I wasn't keen on.

I used to massage olive oil into my nails as a teenagers so I thought I'd give it another go, and I'm so glad I tried that first before buying anything, because after just 3 uses, my nails are now so much stronger, glossier and generally healthier looking.

I simply pour some olive oil onto a saucer, then use a cotton bud or my fingers to apply to my nails then massage in. I also like to rub some into my hands and give myself a mini hand massage. I normally leave it on for 15mins before washing off, but it can be left on for as long as you want to for a moisturizing treat.

If you suffer from weak peeling nails, dry hands or just fancy a pampering treat, I would definitely recommend giving this a go, as its such a cheap and effective treatment.

Are you a fan of olive oil as a beauty treatment? What are some of your favourite natural beauty products?

11 comments:

  1. Ooh thanks for the tip! I use olive oil for my hair and it leaves it nice and soft. It is good as a leave in conditioner too. I heard you can use it as a cleanser, which I haven't tried! And my grandma uses it as a moisturiser for her hands. So many uses! x

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  2. That has to be worth a go, mine are a state. Thanks for the tip!

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  3. me :- Olive oil is such a great beauty product. Google oil cleansing method if you want more info about using it as a cleanser x

    Primp and preen- Hope it works for you x

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  4. Loving this idea! Will definitely be trying it :) xx

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  5. Rachel- Let me know how you get on with it x

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  6. thanks for the tip! my nails have been peeling since winter, so i'll definitely give this a try!

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  7. cute nails! pretty blog!!! lovin everything. Hope u can follow my blog as well! i really appreciate that! im a happy follower of yours now thankss

    kim

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  8. AH- Definitely give it a try, let me know how you get on with it x

    missKC027- Thanks for following :) x

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  9. oh what an excellent piece of advice! id not thought about that before and my nails are blimmin' dreadful! thanks millions :) ill let you know progress once ive tried it xoxox

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  10. Hello :) I have sent you a tag on my blog xx

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  11. Zoe- No problem, I hope it works really well for you x

    LilyRibbons- Thanks lovely x

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