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Nail Care 101: A Guide to Healthy and Beautiful Nails

At-Home Nail Care Routine

Your nails are more than just a canvas for trendy nail colors and fabulous art—they are a reflection of your overall health and grooming habits. Neglecting your nails can lead to unsightly consequences like brittleness, breakage, and even infections. Le Mini Macaron makes it easy to care for your nails at home with practical tips and products you’ll love to ensure your nails not only look fabulous but also remain healthy and strong. We recommend using these products in your nail care routine in between your gel manis for optimal nail health. 

Le Mini Macaron hand and nail cleansing spray.

Keep Your Nails Clean and Dry

The foundation of proper nail care is cleanliness. Start by regularly washing your hands with a mild soap, ensuring that you clean underneath your nails to remove dirt and bacteria. After washing, pat your hands dry instead of rubbing to prevent unnecessary trauma to the nails. Always wear gloves when engaging in tasks that involve prolonged exposure to water, detergents, or harsh chemicals to shield your nails from damage. To keep your nails clean while on the go, try our Le French Rose Hand Cleansing Spray.  A bright, rose-scented hand cleansing spray inspired by a French rose garden leaves hands refreshed, cleansed, and moisturized.

Trim and Shape Your Nails Regularly

Regular nail maintenance is crucial for a polished appearance. Trim your nails straight across to prevent ingrown nails, and then round the tips in a gentle curve. Use a quality nail clipper or manicure scissors, and avoid biting your nails, as this can lead to uneven edges and potential infections. Additionally, file your nails in one direction to smooth the edges and shape them to your desired length. Our “Les Essentiels” Manicure Set has all the must-have tools for DIY manicures and pedicures at home.

Moisturize and Hydrate Your Nails

Just like your skin, your nails need hydration. Apply moisturizing hand cream or cuticle oil regularly to keep your nails and the surrounding skin soft and supple. Focus on massaging the cuticle area to stimulate blood circulation and encourage healthy nail growth. Hydration is essential for preventing the development of brittle nails that are prone to breakage. Try one of these fan favorites today:

Le Mini Macaron cuticle oil pen.
  • Cuticle Oil Pen-​​Cuticle oil enriched with Jojoba, Sunflower, Almond, and Apricot Kernel Oils that helps hydrate, nourish, and soothe your nails and cuticles. The unique pen applicator makes it our favorite for on-the-go nail care. 
  • Le Mini Macaron nourishing cuticle oil.

  • Berry Bisous - Raspberry Nail & Cuticle Oil-Bio-sourced, natural-origin nail and cuticle oil softens and soothes dry, rough nails and cuticles. The fast-absorbing formula makes it perfect for daily moisturization. 
  • Le Mini Macaron moisturizing hand cream.

  • Oh My Cherie - Moisturizing Hand Cream-Hydrate your hands with our deliciously juicy, cherry-scented moisturizing hand and nail cream.

  • Choose Nail-Friendly Products

    When it comes to nail care products, quality matters. We recommend investing in these gentle nail products to protect your nails from staining and enhance their resilience, especially post-manicure. 

    Le Mini Macaron plant based nail care products.
  • Plant Power - Plant-Based Nail Fortifier - A plant-based nail treatment to fortify & strengthen nails. Contains 74% natural origin ingredients. Nails are stronger, nourished, and more durable after 2 weeks.

  • Je Glow - Nail Brightener - Brighten, whiten, and make your nails glow. Contains citric acid to help neutralize yellow, discolored, and stained nails for a healthy, whitening effect.

  • Paris Roc - 3-in-1 Super Hardener - Strengthen soft, brittle, damaged nails with this 3-in-1 Super Hardener.


    Le Mini Macaron Nail Ridge Filler
  • Oh My Crème - Nail Ridge Filler - This protective ridge filler instantly erases rough ridges and yellowing from your nail surface. And a beautiful, creamy formula smooths out imperfections and provides a light pink, satin finish. Contains Vitamin E and antioxidants for outstanding protection.


    Le Mini Macaron Lunegloss overnight nail and cuticle serum.
  • Lunegloss Single Gel Serum - Our innovative Overnight Nail Serum conditions and revitalizes cuticles and nails while you get your beauty sleep. This best-selling serum hydrates and cares for nails to bring out their natural beauty. 


  • Le Mini Macaron after gel recovery treatment.

    Post-Gel Manicure Nail Care At Home

    If your nails are feeling weak and damaged after non-stop gel manicures, try fan-favorite Rescue Moi. Your nails will be restored and rejuvenated in just one week with this nail recovery treatment. Contains Vitamins B5 and C to hydrate and nourish the nail surface and leave your nails with a subtle glow. 

    Caring for your nails at home is an essential part of self-care that goes beyond aesthetics. By incorporating these simple yet effective practices into your routine, you'll not only flaunt stunning nails but also promote their overall health. A little love and attention can go a long way in keeping your nails beautiful and resilient.

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