A real woman’s hands are constantly being put through it all because most modern women are busy slaying at their jobs, fighting the patriarchy, supporting other individuals who identify as female, finding your personal style and not forgetting your. Amongst other things. Well you can schedule all this while scheduling regular manicures. There is nothing shameful or unimportant about looking after yourself. But with self-care comes the usual side of anxiety: How often can you have your nails treated without rendering them weak and prone to shattering like so much peppermint bark?
“Once a week is fine,” we say. “But if you are having a Brazilian-style manicure, where the cuticle and eponychium (tissue surrounding the nail) is all cut away, only have that done once a month or even less, because problems can stem from removing the cuticles, such as hangnails, cuts along the cuticle line, infection, and dry, broken cuticles.”
Aggressive sawing with an emory board also factors in, says celebrity manicurist Gina Edwards. “Make sure they only buff your nails every other manicure because it thins out your nail beds, and always add a hardener as a base if you have soft, brittle nails.”
Written by Tokyo James