Don’t you just hate it when you break a nail? Nails that break all the time can be seriously annoying; If a nail breaks by accident, it’s okay. Accidents happen. However, if your nails are constantly breaking, splitting, peeling, or chipping, then you have a problem. You must take care of your nails diligently and with great patience—strong, beautiful nails do not happen overnight.
Your hands reveal a lot about your health, especially your nails. Just like your skin, they can start to lose moisture, causing them to feel brittle, weak, and dry. And there’s a lot more to your nails than meets the eye.
By following the simple tips outlined below, you can have the nails that you have always dreamed of. These tried and tested tips will help strengthen the overall condition of your manicure and allow you enjoy beautiful and well shaped nails.
Hydrate: Every night before bed, massage your nails and the cuticles over them with a good moisturizing product. This will improve the blood circulation and keep your manicure healthy. With the long-term implementation of this advice, you will no longer have to deal with dry and broken nails.
Keep Your Hands and Nails Clean: To have beautiful hands, you have to have beautiful nails. To have beautiful hands and nails, you have to keep them clean. Wash your hands with gentle hand soap and use a nail brush to scrub your nails thoroughly on top, along the folds, and under them where dirt usually hides.
Moisturize Your Hands and Nails After Washing Your Hands: Water hydrates your skin, but dehydrates your nails. To compensate, you need to moisturize your hands and nails after every wash. Your regular hand moisturizer will do. As you’re rubbing your hands together, make sure your nails are being thoroughly moisturized as well.
Oils: Mix two tablespoons of almond and coconut oil. Mix well and soak your fingers for a few minutes in the finished mixture. Repeat this therapy at least once a week – this is a deep hydration that will not only heal your nails but also accelerate their growth.
Vitamins: If you notice white spots on your nails from time to time, or you feel that you have to get rid of breakages and bumps more and more often, then you have a shortage of vitamins. Include the intake of vitamin C in your daily menu and you will notice the difference even after the first week.
Iron: Add leafy vegetables such as spinach and cabbage to your diet to remove the iron deficiency in your body. It is the main “culprit” for the rapid nail growth and, accordingly, for the significant weakening of the nails.
Polish Your Nails: Applying nail polish, even if it is just a clear base coat, protects your nails and reduces moisture loss. A proper nail polish application consists of a base coat, one or two coatings of your chosen nail polish, and a topcoat.
Avoid Excessive Use of Nail Polish Remover: Nail polish removers may contain strong solvents such as acetone, alcohol, ethyl acetate, or butyl acetate, all of which are harmful to your nails. It is not advisable to use nail polish remover too often.
Do Not Bite Your Nails: Your nails are not always clean, so biting your nails is absolutely unhealthy. It is a bad habit that leads to split and choppy nails, bleeding, infections, and pain.
Do Not Use Your Nails as Tools: We all do it. We use our nails as tools without giving it a second thought. We use them to open cans, scrape or remove stickers, and even scratch up dirt. We use them as scissors, screwdrivers, thumbtack removers, etc. All this misuse of our nails puts a lot of wear and tear on them. So, let’s say it all together now: “Nails are nails. Not tools!”