Although we love getting manicures as much as the next person, sometimes your nails need a bit of a break. Nail treatments are equally as important as manicures because they help keep your nails nice and healthy, which is especially important during the winter months.

Here are some nail treatments to try while you're waiting to book your next manicure appointment. 

Try a sheer strengthening nail treatment

There are a ton of strengthening nail treatments on the market, but we love Butter London's Jelly Preserve Strengthening Treatment. It gives your nails a bit of color while also working to repair them. The brand uses skin-friendly ingredients such as calcium, tea tree oil, arginine, and vitamin E, which help strengthen and repair your nails. This is a great option if you still want a wash of colors on your nails while focusing on a treatment vs. nail color. 

Use a clear strengthening nail treatment

If you prefer your nails to look and feel natural in between manis, this is the perfect choice for you. We recommend the Olive and June Nail Strengthener. This product will help strengthen your peeling and brittle nails. This treatment is vegan and cruelty-free. It contains celery seed extract, which can help condition and heal your nail's surface. It can also prevent peeling, help with white spots, and get rid of nail ridges. 

Experiment with a nail serum 

Nail serums, like serums for your face, are great for targeting your specific nail concerns. If you've been getting manicures often, this will be a total game-changer because chances are, your nails, along with your hands, need a little TLC.

Chillhouse has an On The Mend kit, which is perfect for, you guessed it, nails on the mend. This kit features a nail file to prep your nails as well as nail serum. The serum features jojoba seed oil as well as sea buckthorn oil, which is nourishing, moisturizing, and skin-protecting. It also contains sunflower oil, which helps promote the production of new skin cells and reduces redness and inflammation. It also has vitamin E, which helps provide moisture and boosts the skin barrier, among other things. 

Opt for a nail cream 

We know this sounds less like a nail treatment and more like nail care, but hear us out: using a nail cream is as much of a treatment method as anything else on this list.

For a nail cream, we suggest trying Londontown's Restorative Nail Cream. This product was designed to help revive your nails and nourish and condition them, which is why using it counts as a treatment. The cream is formulated with a florium complex, which uses antioxidant flower oils to help nourish your nails. The cream also contains soothing coconut oil and shea butter, barrier-strengthening soybean oil, moisturizing castor oil, and more.