sign in Sign up for a free BeautyBook

The best way to find new articles and products!

Get Started!

Sign up and get recommended tips, products, and expert advice delivered to you daily. How does this work?

Sign up for a FREE Beauty Book by taking our short beauty profile quiz to get personalized tips, tricks, advice, and related articles and best products.

To learn more about the Beauty Book or find answers to other questions you may have, please visit our Beauty Book FAQ page.

Advertisement

Sign In

Forgot your password?

Create an Account

Thanks for Joining!

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving your full access to everything RealBeauty.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. Your username and password have been assigned below.

To personalize your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Username:

Password:

Continue

To create your Beauty Book profile, begin by answering a few questions about your hair, makeup, skin, and body.

You can also edit your complete profile.

Advertisement
Click on the Heart icon to save an article into your beauty book.

Just For You:

You don't have any article recommendations. Please check back later.

You Might Also Like:

Click to Save
Save
The Ultimate Smoky E...
See how to recreate your favorite celebs makeup look.
Click to Save
Save
33 Best Lip Moisturi...
The best balms, glosses, and sticks to perfect your pucker this winter…
Click to Save
Save
Best Celebrity Beaut...
Shh! The must-know beauty tips the stars swear by.
Click on the Heart icon to save a best products article. Find Recommended Products »

Just For You:

You don't have any product recommendations. Please check back later.

You Might Also Like:

Click to Save
Save
The Ultimate Smoky E...
See how to recreate your favorite celebs makeup look.
Click to Save
Save
33 Best Lip Moisturi...
The best balms, glosses, and sticks to perfect your pucker this winter…
Click to Save
Save
Best Celebrity Beaut...
Shh! The must-know beauty tips the stars swear by.
Click on the X icon to delete a product. Find Recommended Products »

Saved Products:

You don't have any saved products.

Click on the Heart to save a product into your Beauty Book from the Product Finder.

Please wait while we look for your products...

You Might Also Like:

Click to Save
Save
The Ultimate Smoky E...
See how to recreate your favorite celebs makeup look.
Click to Save
Save
33 Best Lip Moisturi...
The best balms, glosses, and sticks to perfect your pucker this winter…
Click to Save
Save
Best Celebrity Beaut...
Shh! The must-know beauty tips the stars swear by.
Click on the X icon to delete an article or photo.

Saved Articles:

You haven't saved any articles.

Start saving tips and expert advice articles now.

Please wait while we look for your articles...

Saved Photos:

You haven't saved any photos.

Find makeup looks and hairstyles to try now.

Please wait while we look for your photos...

Take our beauty profile quiz to get articles & products just for you. How does this work?

Sign up for a FREE Beauty Book by taking our short beauty profile quiz to get personalized tips, tricks, advice, and related articles and best products.

To learn more about the Beauty Book or find answers to other questions you may have, please visit our Beauty Book FAQ page.

Previous Questions and Answers

View all answers
clear nails drying

iStock

If you've resolved to treat your nails and hands better this year, there are a few ways to ensure that you have the gorgeous, healthy digits you want in a few weeks' time. You don't have to expend a lot of effort on your nails to get them in great shape, either, so to get started, check out the tips below.

1. Keep them trim. Growing out your nails might be the end goal here, but it's far, far better to have short, nicely maintained nails than long, raggedy ones.

2. Go bare. Nail polish can strengthen and hold together damage nails, but it can also dry them out. So don't change your polish constantly, and avoid acetone-based remover.

3. Go soft. Your skin isn't the only part of your hands that needs moisture. Nails, like hair, are dead cells, and are more apt to become dried or damaged. You can prevent both by remembering to use lotion or oils on your cuticles and nails, too.

4. Leave them alone. For a lot of us, biting, peeling, and picking at nails is a way of dealing with stress or boredom, but it can damage your teeth and deform your nails. Having banged-up fingers can also be a confidence killer, so if the habit is making you feel bad about yourself, consider a cessation program.

5. Clean your cuticles. Overgrown, torn cuticles can make otherwise healthy nails look damaged and just plain destroyed. You can keep them in good shape by putting lotion on them, pushing them back after a shower or bath every once in a while, and making judicious use of cuticle scissors.

More from BellaSugar:

Meet the Mind Behind the Going-Viral "Fotoshop" Video

January’s 10 Most Charming New Nail Polishes

31 Unbelievably Cool Ways to Wear Nail Art

3 Things to Avoid When You’re Having Your Picture Taken

5 Simple Ways to Look Even Better in 2012

Share
This Is A Developing Story
comments Post a comment

Post Your Comment


Give Advice on Beauty Circles

Advertisement

CONNECT WITH REAL BEAUTY

Sign up for Real Beauty's free newsletter!

©2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Being GreenWhy did I get this ad ?

Hearst Beauty & Fashion Network

Page built from scratch in 1 wallclock secs ( 1.32 usr + 0.04 sys = 1.36 CPU) (click to hide)