Remove old nail polish and soak fingers in a combination of water, olive oil, vitamin E oil, honey, and Tea Tree essential oil for 10 minutes.
Using a brush or nail file remove debris and dirt from beneath your nails. If your nails are yellow or discolored make a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Massage nail beds with the mixture and let it sit for a couple of minutes then rinse off.
Massage your hands with a hydrating shea butter moisturizer. Your skin will benefit from the hydration, not to mention we hold a lot of tension in our hands and fingers.
To soften cuticles, add a drop of lavender essential oil to a teaspoon of olive oil. Gently massage into your cuticles and then use a cuticle tool to push back your cuticles so they don’t get in the way of your polish.
File and/or trim your nails, polish, and let dry for 15 minutes.