Nails Care

Your cuticles can become very dry during chemotherapy, so it is important a proper nail care during and after chemotherapy. Changes in the nail bed can create brittle nails that crack, chip, break, and peel easily. Ridges and dark lines can also appear on your nails. These are caused by the treatment and will go away once treatment ends.

How to Keep Your Nails Strong and Healthy:

How to Nail Care Before Chemotherapy:

  • Take off artificial nails to let your nail bed breathe
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  • Do a gelatin dip. Gelatin is a natural protein. Mix it up and leave your hands in it for about 20 minutes once per week. This will build up the integrity of your nails.

How to Nail Care After Chemotherapy:

  • Do not pick, bite, or cut your cuticles, as this might leave you susceptible to infection
  • Have a gelatin dip once per week to strengthen and nourish your nail bed
  • Keep your nails short to minimise breakages and infection
  • Wear gloves when using water and detergents
  • Opt for gentler chemical free detergents
  • Nail oil or olive oil will soften and moisturise nails and cuticles. Use the oil to push the cuticle back

How to Avoid Brittle and Discoloured Nails:

This does not happen to everyone, but we believe prevention is better than cure:

  • Use chemical free nail varnish and acetone free remover
  • Give your nails a moisture boost by using Jennifer Young Nail Oil. Apply 2-3 drops daily
  • Moisturise your hands (and feet) daily to prevent skin cracking

Browse below for all our nails care products or check all our skin care products we have for you.

Book a one-to-one online or in-clinic consultation to discuss your skincare and haircare needs. Some of our all-female team have had cancer so truly understand your needs, as well as being trained experts.

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