Isabel Calleros shares how you can care for your nails before chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
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Nail Care Before Chemotherapy and Radiation All right, for all you divas out there we are going to talk about nail care, okay, and I call you divas because anybody that wears artificial nails we are divas, all right? So what I recommend to you on a serious note is before you start chemotherapy and radiation take off your artificial nails, okay? Your nail bed needs to breathe and with artificial tips even the gels, even the fiberglass that they put on the nails, it’s occluding the nailbed. There’s a couple of things that you are going to find out when you are going through chemotherapy or radiation and the changes that your nails that we will talk in a different clip, that you are going to say, yeah, I should have listened to Isabel and take off those artificial nails. Let the nails breathe. Now what’s going to happen is I want you to do your gelatin dips before you start chemotherapy. And this is a trick that we used to do back in the day with nails before we had all of the technology. You go to your grocery store and you just buy plain gelatin. You mix it up and you do what we call a gelatin dip. So while you are watching your Lifetime movie, you just dip your fingers into the gelatin for a good 20 minutes and what that gelatin does, it’s a protein, that gelatin is a natural protein. It begins to build up the integrity of the skin, especially for those of you divas that wore the artificial nails for the last 10-15 years, okay?