Things You Can Do Now To Get Stronger, Healthier Nails
•/Things You Can Do Now to Get Stronger, Healthier Nails
•1/Maintain and hydrate your cuticles Remember this: Healthy cuticles equal healthy nails. “The main habit to break is picking, trimming or manipulating your cuticles in any way,” . Cuticles act as both a seal and a barrier, keeping in hydration and keeping out possible infections. “Nail growth starts in the area called the matrix—it’s right below your cuticle line and very important for keeping the nail healthy and hydrated,”. “Your cuticles are the last line of defense, acting as a shield blocking the spread of bacteria from moving in on the nail,”. “Cutting them can potentially irritate or infect the nail.” To avoid both, gently push them back instead of trimming.
•2/Skip the nail hardeners While it may seem like a good idea to reach for a hardener that promises stronger nails, it actually can do more damage than good. “They often cause nails to become so hard that they crack and break more easily,”
•3/Moisturize more Dry hands are a major problem when it comes to maintaining nail strength and health. “Women don’t think that their nails and hands need to be treated like the skin on their face,” .“It wouldn’t occur to most women to wash their face and not apply a moisturizer, but they wash their hands over and over and don’t apply lotion.
•4/File strategically Keeping nails at a length that’s functional for your day-to-day life helps prevent breakage and tearing. When you file your nails, make sure you’re doing it correctly. “Shaping your nails may seem like a mindless activity, but it can actually weaken and break your nails
•5/Always wear a base coat Even if you don’t have time for a full manicure, applying a hydrating and strengthening base coat can prevent the nails from peeling and becoming weak
•6/Maintain a balanced diet Just like your skin and hair, what you eat can also affect your nails. Taking upping protein biotin,zinc and ironintakes for better nails. avoiding a ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat due to the biotin depletion it promotes within the body. (If you’re prescribed this diet for medical purposes take biotin supplements to replace the loss.
•7/Consider supplements “Nails tend to show the first signs of a vitamin deficiency,”. Try adding supplements such as Biotin Omega 3. And although it’s primarily used for hair growth,
•8/Exfoliate regularly “I believe nails need to be exfoliated on a regular basis to maintain their strength and health,”
•9/Get regular manicures…As if you needed any excuse. “Manicures remove the rough edges, dry cuticles, and hangnails we tend to pick at and get caught on things,”. However, make sure the treatment is gentle. “Nails and cuticles are much more delicate than people realize.”
Voice : Amal Abd Elnaser
Summer Day Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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