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Here are tips for growing stronger and healthier nails

Here are tips for growing stronger and healthier nails


Every one wants to have a good looking nail, yes, it is very possible to have that kind of nails even without coating them with a nail polish. below are the things you need to do to achieve that.

1. You can’t strengthen nails through diet

It may seem that brittle nails are a problem from the inside out and you may consider changing your diet in order to help promote growth. But according to Waldorf, eating healthier isn’t necessarily going to do much to change the state of your nails. “There are no foods to strengthen the nails,” she tells us emphatically. She also mentions that weak nails are not necessarily a sign of a vitamin deficiency, but it’s important to pay attention to which nails are actually brittle. “If the problem is contained to one or two nails, it is important to also rule out fungus with a fungal culture.”

2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Much like the rest of your skin, your nail area needs to be moisturized in order to get some healthy growth. If you are a manicure junkie, this is particularly important as your nails go through a lot to get perfectly shaped and lacquered. If your nails are really dry, Waldorf suggests applying Vaseline under cotton gloves. Make sure your cuticles and the skin around the nails are moisturized as much as possible, so a good, non-drying hand cream is important to have if you’re trying to get some growth. Ccuticle balm at night to help boost moisture.

3. Biotin is your friend

While you can’t eat your way to stronger nails, there are supplements you can take to encourage nail growth, like biotinBiotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that makes the fatty acids that help promote hair and nail growth. It can also be beneficial for skin health. Waldorf says the vitamin can help you grow your nails “if the reason for the brittleness is age, genetic or metabolic.” If you have some kind of fungal infection on your nail, biotin isn’t going to do much to help you, so it’s important to check with a doctor to rule out fungus as the reason for your stunted nail growth. Though biotin is useful in promoting nail growth and skin health, some people who use the vitamin in large enough doses say they experience breakouts. Make sure you’re drinking a lot of water if you’re taking the vitamin to help minimize the breakouts.

4. File your nails the right way

If you’re going to keep your nails healthy and strong, you have to take extra care to keep them that way when you’re getting a manicure. Edwards warns against filing your nails in a back and forth motion, saying that you should file only in one direction, as it is gentler on the nail.

5. Pay attention to ingredients

The ingredients inside nail products and products you use in general can weaken or strengthen your nails. If you’re looking to harden your talons, Edwards suggests looking for a keratin-based polish. She also warns us to avoid products that have ingredients like ammonia and bleach, which can weaken your precious claws.

6. Repair your nails

Nothing is more annoying than seeing a nail in the early stages of breaking or peeling. It’s enough to make you want to rip off the peeling section or cut the entire nail off completely. Lightly buff the nail and add nail glue or a strengthening base coat then ridge filler. This should help patch up your wayward nail.


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