Exploring the Healthiest Nail Options in 2024

The year 2024 is knocking on our doors, and the nail industry has evolved significantly in terms of healthier and more affordable options. In this blog, we will shed light on the best nail option for 2024, focusing on factors such as durability and overall nail health. Let's dive in!

Nail Polish

Nail polish tends to be the easiest to apply of all the nail application options, however; it really does the least amount to protect your nails and keep them healthy. As far as being able to damage your nail beds, nail polish isn't known to be damaging; but nail polish is relatively weak, so women with weak or soft nail beds won’t get much protection from it. You can still easily break or damage a nail when wearing nail polish.

Gel Polish

A gel polish manicure is an option for nail treatment that tends to be more durable than regular nail polish, but it does require proper application in order to be healthy. That is where a lot of women run into trouble. Unlike traditional nail polish or dip powder, gel polish must be cured with a UV light and curing your gel polish all the way through is key. Uncured gel polish can be absorbed by the nail bed and it can cause softness to your natural nails. Like most nail application methods, if applied and removed properly, gel polish should not damage your nails.


Acrylics are the most controversial nail enhancement and have the most variation in what they can do to your nails. Because of the strength of acrylics, you can have a nail length and shape that even the strongest natural nail could not achieve. The downside is that once you have acrylics applied, they bond so well with your nails that it can cause damage to the nail when its removed. Since you can’t soak acrylics off, they are usually removed with a drill, and for many women that means that the top layer can get damaged during that removal and leave their nails feeling weaker after removal.

Dip Powder: A Durable and Healthier Alternative

Dip powder nails have gained tremendous popularity due to their durability and natural finish. This technique involves applying a base coat, dipping the nails into colored powder, and sealing them with a top coat. Unlike traditional techniques like acrylic or gel, dip powder nails do not require any UV light exposure. This eliminates the potential harm caused by UV lights, making dip powder a healthier choice. Moreover, dip powder nails are known to be highly resistant to chipping and peeling, ensuring longer-lasting manicures. Another big benefit that a lot of women get from dip powder is how strong it is which leads to healthier nails. The strength of the dip powder usually allows them to grow their natural nails to a length they would normally never be able to reach.

Nail Strengthening Treatments

If you prefer to keep things natural, nail strengthening treatments are an ideal choice for maintaining healthy nails. These treatments provide the necessary nutrients and strength to enhance your natural nails' condition, preventing breakage and promoting growth. 

As we enter the new era of nail care in 2024, prioritizing nail health is critical. By opting for durable and non-toxic options like dip powder nails, you can ensure the longevity of your manicures while minimizing potential health risks.