Don’t be a Nail Flake

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Who knew that perimenopause and menopause could cause dry nails? If you’ve noticed brittle nails and drier skin, three guesses what could be to blame. Here’s the kit you need to deal with it.

La Mer The Hand Treatment, £82


Dry nails and hands need a bit of love. La Mer’s new hand cream is as luxurious as you’d imagine. One of our favourite luxurious beauty treats. The hydrating, non-greasy formula is enriched with their iconic miracle broth, soothing even the driest hands after just one application.

Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil, £26.49


Grab yourself a bottle of this for your next beauty night in. Massaging this oil into your nail beds regularly will soothe your cuticles, encouraging strong and healthy nail growth. Use morning and evening for reduced splitting and flaking.

Nails Inc. Nailkale Superfood Base Coat, £15


Like a green juice for your nails, this is full of healthy antioxidants like kale extract to make them harder and ridge-free. Use it as a weekly treatment or apply as a base coat before your nail polish.

Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector, £5


If you suffer from very dry hands but have an active lifestyle, keeping them soft and nourished can feel near impossible. This cream relieves rough skin and forms a protective barrier that lasts all day.

Essie Treat Love Colour 3 Sheers To You, £8.99


Need a time-saving multi-tasker? Look to Essie. Choose from a selection of flattering, sheer shades that will have your nails looking fresh, while collagen and camellia extract work to strengthen them.

Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, £6.49


Containing a cocktail of almond oil, cocoa seed butter, vitamin E and sunflower oil, this cream moisturises and softens dry cuticles. If you like your products to contain all-natural ingredients, it’s perfect for you.

OPI Original Nail Envy, £18.65


A cult classic for a reason. This daily treatment from OPI contains calcium and amino acids from hydrolyzed wheat protein to have flaking, brittle nails looking and feeling strong in as little as two weeks.

CHANEL La Base, £22


More than just a luxurious base, this is enriched with Vitamin E and argan oil to strengthen weak nails and eliminate the appearance of ridges. Use it underneath nail polish or apply two coats for a subtle French-girl nude.

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