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Nail Care Tips for Women Over 50: Keep Your Nails Looking Beautiful and Healthy!

As I researched how to get healthy nails for women over 50, I couldn’t help but think about how important my hands are to me. They are my helpers, they allow me to write notes to loved ones, they allow me to write my thoughts and share them with you. My hands allow me to clasp the hands of my Ultimate Concierge. Caring for your nails after 50 is an extension of caring for your hands, and is part of accentuating your inner beauty and staying positive. Also, isn’t it just nice to have attractive and healthy looking nails? I know it makes me happy.

The sad fact is that as we age, our nails can become more brittle, dry, and prone to breakage. That’s why it’s important to learn how to strengthen nails, especially after the age of 50. With a few simple steps, and investing in basic equipment for nail care, you can have healthy nails that look great for years to come.

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Nail care after 50 doesn’t have to be complicated; I like to keep my nails short and simple!

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7 Nail Care Tips for Women Over 50

Nail Care Tip #1—Keep your nails moisturized

As we age, our skin and nails can become drier, so it’s important to moisturize them regularly after 50. Fingernail health can be improved by using a moisturizing lotion or oil specifically designed for nails, and apply it at least once a day. This will help to keep your nails hydrated and prevent them from becoming brittle. A great tip is to wear gloves to bed after applying a generous amount of moisturizer—you’ll wake up with soft hands and moisturized nails!

Nail Care Tip #2—Avoid harsh chemicals

One of the top ways to get strong nails is to consider what is in your polish. Many nail polishes and removers contain harsh chemicals that can damage your nails. Try to choose nail products that are free from formaldehyde, toluene, and other harmful ingredients.  A healthy nail color doesn’t have to be bland: you can also try using natural nail products, such as henna or vegetable-based nail polishes.

Nail Care Tip #3—Wear gloves

When doing household chores or other activities that involve your hands, wear gloves to protect your nails. This will help to prevent them from becoming dry or damaged. You can also wear gloves in cold weather to keep your hands and nails warm.

Nail Care After 50 Tip #4—Use a nail strengthener

It makes sense that when wondering “how to get strong nails” a product like a nail strengtheners makes a great addition to your nail are routine. Nail strengtheners can help to prevent breakage and promote healthy nail growth. Look for a product that contains biotin or keratin, which are essential for healthy nails. You can use a nail strengthener as a base coat under your nail polish.

Nail Care Tip #5—Keep your nails trimmed

Keeping your nails trimmed can help to prevent them from becoming damaged or breaking. Use a nail clipper to trim your nails straight across, and use a nail file to smooth any rough edges. You can also use a cuticle trimmer to keep your cuticles tidy. These are all inexpensive, but essential, equipment for nail care. 

Nail Care After 50 Tip #6—Be gentle with your nails

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One simple thing you can do for nail care after 50 without spending a dime is to go easy on them!

Fingernail health isn’t just about what you put on your nails to make them stronger. When doing everyday activities, such as typing or opening a can of soda, be gentle with your nails. Avoid using your nails as tools, as this can cause them to become damaged or even break. Use your fingertips instead.

Nail Care After 50 Tip #7—Take supplements

Taking supplements, such as biotin or vitamin E, can help to promote healthy nails. Talk to your doctor or a nutritionist about which supplements are right for you.

If you are able, I also recommend getting regular manicures can help to keep your nails healthy and looking their best. During a manicure, your nails will be cleaned, trimmed, and shaped, and your cuticles will be pushed back. You can also choose to have your nails painted with a nail polish or nail art of your choice. Looking for style inspiration? You know I love a good red, darlings!

In conclusion, taking care of your nails after the age of 50 is important for keeping them healthy and strong. By moisturizing your nails, avoiding harsh chemicals, wearing gloves, using a nail strengthener, keeping your nails trimmed, being gentle with your nails, taking supplements, and getting regular manicures, you can keep your nails looking beautiful and healthy. So go ahead, darlings, and show off those gorgeous nails!

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February 17, 2023


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  1. Pauline Cambridge says:

    I swear by Flexi Nail conditioner. For the first time in years I have to cut my nails. I You have to use it consistently to see results. I also use Kur nail concealer and polish when I polish my nails. It’s by London Town. My nails have never looked so good and I’m 86.

    • Susan Good says:

      Thank you for the information Pauline. I will purchase for myself. So happy to have you at Honey Good. Warmly, Honey

  2. Rekha says:

    I wanted to express my gratitude for sharing your expertise on this topic. Your insights have truly expanded my understanding.

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