Vegan Nail Care: Tips & Tricks For Healthy, Happy Nails

Hello, gorgeous eco-warriors! Are you tired of using nail care products that aren't kind to our furry friends? You're in luck because today, we're sharing the best vegan nail secrets for achieving healthy, happy nails, all while staying cruelty-free. Living a vegan lifestyle means ensuring that aspects like nail care are aligning with your ethical values is crucial. By embracing exceptional vegan nail polish brands like Sienna, you'll make your nails look fabulous and keep your conscience clear. Choosing Sienna allows you to enjoy an unparalleled nail care experience that stays true to your commitment to cruelty-free and eco-friendly living. So, let's dive into the world of vegan nail care and explore tips and tricks to achieve stunning nails without causing any harm to animals.

Vegan nail care starts with a healthy diet

Your nails are an extension of your overall health, and a balanced vegan diet can work wonders for them. Ensure you're consuming foods rich in biotin, zinc, iron, and protein to help promote strong, healthy nails. Some vegan sources include lentils, chickpeas, almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach, and fortified plant-based milk.

Colourful Vegan buddha bowl by Elsa

Keep your nails clean & dry

One of the essential steps in vegan nail care is maintaining clean and ‘dry’ nails (no water, oils are great though!). Water moisture can promote flaking nails, so always dry your hands thoroughly after washing them. Using Cuticle Oil will prevent water from absorbing into the nail bed so try to apply Cuticle Oil at least once a day. Use a soft nail brush and mild soap to clean under your nails gently. Avoid harsh chemicals that can weaken your nails and strip them of their natural oils.

Woman with fair skin smelling rose wearing Melody nail polish by SIenna

Trim & file regularly

To keep your nails healthy and strong, trim and file them regularly. Use a sharp nail clipper to trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve. Opt for a glass nail file to minimise damage to the nail, as these are gentler on your nails than metal or emery board files with a larger grit rating.

Medium brown skin hand using glass nail file by Sienna.

Embrace cuticle care

Your cuticles play a crucial role in protecting your nails from bacteria and keeping them healthy. To care for them, apply nourishing nail cuticle oil to soften the cuticles. Gently push them back with an orangewood stick or a rubber-tipped cuticle pusher. Avoid cutting your cuticles, as this can lead to infections and damage the nail bed.

Cuticle oil glass bottle by Sienna dripping on mirror.

Choose unique vegan nail polish brands like Sienna

Gone are the days when finding cruelty-free and vegan nail polish was a struggle. Now, brands like Sienna stand out with their unique offering of a wide range of colours and finishes, all without harming animals or the environment. Sienna's vegan nail polishes are free of animal-derived ingredients and clean, which means they don't contain harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP. Sienna is also dedicated to sustainable packaging, making it an all-around eco-friendly choice.

Posy nail polish by SIenna lying on natural ingredients corn, cassava, sugar cane and cotton.

Pamper your hands & nails with a DIY vegan nail soak

A luxurious vegan nail soak is the perfect way to give your nails some much-needed TLC. Mix equal parts of olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice in a bowl. Soak your fingertips for 10-15 minutes, then rinse and pat dry. This DIY vegan nail soak will help nourish and strengthen your nails while brightening and removing any stains. The olive oil provides moisture and nourishment. Lemon juice is a natural brightening agent that can help remove stains and yellowing from your nails. However, it is essential to remember that lemon juice can be acidic. Be sure to dilute it and avoid soaking your nails for extended periods to prevent any potential irritation.

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!

 Hydration is essential for healthy, happy nails. Keep a vegan hand cream or lotion nearby and apply it regularly throughout the day, paying particular attention to your nails and cuticles. Opt for a hand cream with nourishing ingredients like sustainable shea butter, coconut oil, or almond oil to keep your hands and nails soft and supple.

Woman with medium brown skin rubbing moisturiser in hand.

Give your nails a break

As much as we love a stunning manicure, it's essential to give your nails a break occasionally. Going polish-free for a week occasionally allows your nails to recover from any damage. During this break, continue with your nail care routine to ensure your nails stay healthy and strong.

Be patient with your vegan nail care journey

Transitioning to a new nail care routine may take some time and adjustment, but don't be discouraged! With patience and persistence, you'll soon discover the benefits of cruelty-free and vegan nail products. Your nails will thank you for making the switch, and so will the animals and the environment. In conclusion, vegan nail care is about the products we use and adopting healthy habits to keep our nails in shape. Embrace a nutritious diet, maintain a proper nail care routine, and choose eco-friendly, vegan nail polishes like those from Sienna to achieve beautiful, happy nails while being kind to our furry friends and the planet. So go ahead and show off your stunning, guilt-free nails with pride!

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