Before you think about your next nail art design, you’ve got to make sure your foundation is healthy. Nail health is just as important as a good nail polish shade, and it sets the tone for how your nails will look in the short and long term. One way to make sure your nails are healthy and to help them grow is by taking care of your cuticles, which is why we’ve rounded up the best cuticle oils for optimal nail health.
“Cuticle oil should be massaged into your cuticles, nail bed, and surrounding skin year-round to promote growth,” Rachel James, founder of Pear Nova told Well+Good previously. You should also make sure you’re staying hydrated, especially in the warmer months, to get long and strong nails and to improve your overall health, says Lexi Suga, nail artist, and founder of Notox Nails in Beverly Hills.
Before you start your day, as you’re unwinding, or whenever you notice your nails and cuticles look a little dull, apply some cuticle oil. Here are our favorites.
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