Avoid nail parlous and instead give yourself an all-natural manicure at home. In doing so you reduce your exposure to toluene, a key ingredient of nail polishes and removers, which is especially assaulting for the nervous system.
- Remove nail polish with an acetone-free remover, sweeping from cuticle to tip. Soften hands and nails in a hand bath for 5-10 minutes. Pat dry.
- With cotton but, ease out dirt from beneath each nail. Wrap cotton nail around an orange stick and dip into rosehip oil. Ease back cuticles.
- File nails with a soft emery board in one direction only, working from the outside inwards. Massage in a little avocado or rosehip oil.
Source: ‘Stay Young Naturally.’