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8 Easy ways for Healthy Nails

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Strong, healthy nails can be an indicator of good health, but sometimes our nails aren’t as strong as we’d like them to be.

The good news is that we can always make changes to our lifestyle and habits to help strengthen nails and get them where we’d like. Here are some tips that you can use to help strengthen your nails in no time.

1Take a biotin supplement

Biotin (also known as vitamin H and vitamin B-7) is one of the B Vitamins. Because it’s water-soluble, it isn’t stored by the body, so you have to ensure that you consume it daily.

Biotin can help strengthen hair and nails. It can be found in foods like sardines, cooked eggs, and legumes, or you can take a B vitamin or supplement.

Check with your healthcare provider before taking a biotin supplement to ensure that it’s safe for you.

1. Lemons: As we all know lemons is a rich source of Vitamin C which is great for the healthy growth of nails and hair as well. With regular use of lemons you can also remove nail stains.

 

How:

  •  Simply you can rub a slice of lemons on your finger and to nails for around 10 minutes and rinse it with warm water.
  • You can also try one tablespoon of lemon juice along with two spoons of olive oil. Warm it up and dip your fingers into the mixture. Don’t forget to remove nail polish before you use this.

When to do it: Every day or at least thrice a week

Tip: Just be careful with your hand nails while trying this as it may cause stinging sensations.

3. Olive Oil: Olive oil is really good for damaged nails, blood circulation and also your inner layer of skin.

 How:

  • You will need to warm up virgin olive oil. Then softly massage your nails and cuticles for about 5-7 minutes, Cover your hands with gloves or any cloth and keep it overnight.
  • You can simply just warm up the virgin olive oil and soak your nails in it for about 15-20 minutes

When to do it: Every day for best results

4. Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is a great source of vitamin E and antioxidants. Coconut oil helps to moisture your nails and hair. As an antioxidant, this also prevents fungal and bacterial infection.

 How:

  • Warm up extra virgin coconut oil then massage your nails and fingers in circular motion only. This helps blood circulation and it helps in nail growth. Wash your hands after sometime.

When to do it: Every day (Preferably in night before going to bed)

 Tip: It helps for cuticles issues also.

 5. Petroleum Jelly: Petroleum jelly is one of the most effective way to smoothen your nails and making them strong.

How:

  • Wash and clean your hands. Apply petroleum jelly on your nails. Keep it for 10 minutes and then wash it.

When to do it: Every day or at least thrice a week

6. Orange Juice: Oranges are great source of vitamin C and folic. This helps in production of collagen which is helps us in nail growth.

 How:

  • Take juice of oranges in a bowl. Dip your nails in it for 10 minutes. Then wash it with warm water and moisturize your nails immediately.  

When to do it: Every day or twice a week

Tip: Flake off your cuticles after this trick. It soothes your skin and makes cuticles easier to remove.

7. Salt: Normal salt works as a scrubber and cleanser for your nails.

How:

  • Take some warm water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in it. Dip your fingers in it for about 15-20 minutes. And then rinse your hands.

When to do it: Thrice a week

8. Egg Shells: Calcium in egg shells helps nails to be strengthening and ultimately help them to grow.

 How:

  • Take two clean egg shells and grind it to a fine powder. Mix it with nail polish remover and apply on your nails. Keep it overnight.

When to do it: Once a week

Tip: This also helps to make nails shinier.

 

Healthy Nails Stronger Nails

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