We've all heard about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, but did you know that two of the basic ingredients can be good for your nails if applied externally? Redolent of summer sunshine, lemon and olive oil can be used to give a natural shine to your finger nails. Follow our simple two-step manicure recipe:
After removing all traces of nail polish, rub the nail surface and the cuticle with a cut lemon to help get rid of nicotine and other stains.
Then use a little warm oil – not too hot! - and massage into the cuticles to soften them, before pushing them back gently with a cloth or orange stick.
Remember: if you want to put on more nail polish afterwards, you need to take care to remove all traces of the oil before you apply the varnish.