Nails have become a rage in the beauty domain with creative genius of nail arts and acrylic extensions making their way to the world. To flaunt those gorgeous beauty, healthy and strong nails are a must. Read along for tips to strengthen your nails and better their health.
Minimize Exposure To Water
On extended durations of water exposure, the nail bed ends up absorbing the moisture which makes them brittle and easy breakable. Use gloves while doing the dishes and be mindful about the duration of water exposure.
Let Your Nails Breathe And Rest
Although nail polish looks nice, your nails need to breathe. Constant use of polish, even nontoxic polish, can weaken the nail. After wearing nail polish for a week or so, remove the nail polish with an acetone-free polish remover, and then let your nails be polish-free for a week.
Use A Gentle Nail Polish Remover
Many nail polish removers have harsh chemicals which cause harm to the health of your nails and make them weak. Use a remover that has the least amount of chemicals in it.
File Your Nails Correctly
Filing your nails in a back-and-forth motion like a saw can actually weaken your nails. File in one direction only, and go easy on the sides of the nails since filing too much there can weaken the nail.
Use Cuticle Oil And Lotion For Your Nails
After removing polish, or if you think you’re not hydrated enough, use a hand cream on your hands, making sure to moisturize your nails. You can do this every time you wash your hands. To give your nails that extra nourishment apply cuticle oil after you have moisturized your hands.
Do Not Use Your Nails To Do Things
Instead, use the pads of your fingers to open up a soda can or use a paper clip to reach something in a small space. Using your nails as tools can lead to breakage and chipping, which can in turn weaken the nail.
Stay Hydrated And Eat Well
What goes inside your body reflects on the outside. Hydration as much as effects the look of your skin, impacts your nail health as well. Similarly, eating a good diet will not only strengthen your body, it will also strengthen your nails.