Andrew Day

How To Give Your Nails A Facial

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Typically facials are meant to be done on your face, but we’re taking the concept of this spa ritual from our clear complexions down to our nails. Regardless of how many salon visits we make, we never feel fully satisfied with a wash-and-go manicure session so here, we’re reimagining the traditional facial (you know, cleansing, exfoliating and the occasional mask) and applying what we know to our nails. How’s that for a Saturday to-do?

Nails Need Lovin' Too

Photo: Courtesy of Joie

Nail Cleanser

$11

Formula X

Step 1: Cleanse

Witch hazel in this cleanser removes dirt and oils on the surface while vitamin E conditions the nail.

Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil

$20

L'Occitane

Step 2: Oil

Feed your nails and soften your cuticles with a swipe of this nourishing oil.

Go Bright Nail Scrub

$24

Essie

Step 3: Exfoliate

A dallop of this exfoliator scrubs away set in stains from your last manicure while giving it an overall brighter look.

Hand and Nail Cream

$15

Caudalie

Step 4: Moisturizer

Shea butter in this hand cream penetrates deep into the nails and nourishes from the inside-out.

Knight in Shining Armour Nail Mask

$22

Ciate

Step 5: Nail Mask

This overnight treatment brightens and revitalizes dry, brittle nails.