Do you ever feel like your nail polish chips sooner and quicker than with anyone else? You are not alone and there is definitely a reason why nail polish seems to last longer on other people’s nails than on others’. In today’s video and blog post you will learn about why that is and what you can do to help make your nail polish last longer.
How to Make Your Nail Polish Last Longer – 5 Tips
According to the feedback we receive, our nail polishes at Kia-Charlotta last, in average, approx. 4-7 days on our nails. But I bet most of you want to belong to the group where the nail polish lasts seven days rather than four? We get you and today we are going to tell you why nail polish lasts a different amount of days on every individual and what you can do to help make your nail polish last longer.
WHY DOES MY NAIL POLISH CHIP SO FAST?
If you are somebody whose nail polish tends to chip sooner than later than there are a few reasons for why that could be, which you can learn more about from one of our previous blog posts here. However, the most common and simple reason why nail polish chips faster with others than others is due to the health of your/our nails i.e. how strong they are. The fact is that nail polish will always last longer on healthy nails. It’s no secret that our lifestyles have a huge impact on our general health but also of course on the health of our hair, nails and skin too. This is to say that if you experience a lot of stress, have poor nutrition, don’t drink enough water, etc. you will also see that on your nails and the weaker your nails are the quicker your nail polish is going to chip. Why? Because when your nails are weak your nails can start to “peel” slightly which takes the nail polish with it too, of course. This is actually the most common reason why nail polish chips i.e. it’s not actually the nail polish but our nails.
If you feel like your nail polish chips fast, here are some tips for what you can do to help your nail polish last longer:
TIP 1: TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH
Ok, we know. We are starting off with the basics again but this one is just so important because as we just read, the healthier we are = the healthier our nails are = the longer our nail polish will last! We know that life can get a bit hectic sometimes and honestly, it’s not always easy to eat healthy, drink enough water and not be stressed all at once. However, it’s always a good time to take a step back and be mindful of your lifestyle and how it might possibly be affecting your health, incl. your nails! So, make sure you are eating a healthy and nutritious diet, drinking enough water, sleeping enough, exercising and trying your best to live a stress-free life.
TIP 2: CUT YOUR NAILS MORE OFTEN
Think of your nails like hair in that the ends of our hair are always the most damaged (if not already pretty much dead). It’s the same thing with your nails. The tips and ends of your nails are always more brittle and weaker. Have you ever noticed where your nail polish starts to chip first? BINGO – that’s right at the tips. Of course, that is also because the tips of your nails are most exposed to any activity you do with your nails but also because the ends are much weaker and more brittle. Thus, the simple solution to help your nail polish last longer is to cut your nails i.e. “remove” the weak and brittle nails – we can (almost) guarantee you will notice that your nail polish lasts longer!
TIP 3: KEEP YOUR HANDS AND NAILS MOISTURIZED
Another important thing you can do for your nails to help your nail polish last longer is to make sure you keep your hands and nails moisturized. If your nails are dry than they are also usually weaker, and they also will chip and peel easier. Things that make our hands and nails dry are exposure to water and cleaning agents (e.g. soap) or cold air. It’s a good idea to have a hand cream next to your sink so that any time you wash your hands you moisturize them too which will help keep them smooth, healthy + your nail polish will last longer.
PRO TIP! We don’t recommend you paint your nails right after moisturizing because the oils in the moisturizer will stop your nail polish from properly adhering to your nails which will also result in your nail polish chipping quicker.
TIP 4: PAINT YOUR NAILS “PROPERLY”
Even though most of our nail polishes will have an opaque result after just one coat of nail polish, in order for your nail polish to last as long as possible, we recommend that you paint two coats of nail polish and a top coat (and of course, it’s best to also prep your nails with a base coat). This will ensure the longest lasting manicure.
TIP! If you feel your nail polish chips faster, than we recommend reapplying a top coat after 2-3 days of applying your nail polish. That will help your nail polish last a few days longer.
TIP 5: USE GLOVES WHEN CLEANING/WASHING
Going back to our 3rdtip where we mentioned that water can be very drying to our nails, it is of course important that you avoid any unnecessary exposure to water where you can and that is by wearing protective/cleaning gloves whenever you are cleaning your house/apartment or washing your dishes.
We hope these tips could help you out and that you now have a better understanding why nail polish chips faster with others than it does with others.
Lots of LOVE,
Your Kia-Charlotta Team