Brittle, cracking and weak nails aren't attractive. With all of the remedies and drugs out there that claim to enhance and heal your damaged nails there are various healthy ways to naturally strengthen your nails! It's easier on your bank too!
You lifestyle has a major affect on the quality of your nails. Do you wash pots frequently? Do you bite your nails? Are you constantly applying and removing polishes? Each of these types of activities weakens your nails!
Avoid harsh chemicals! Acetone and other chemicals will drain your nails of their moisture making the brittle and dry. Try having a few days where your nails have no polish on them. Let your nails breathe! Also soaking your nails in water frequently will make your nails soft, meaning they will break more easily. Wear rubber gloves when washing the pots. Avoid any activity where your nails will be submerged in water for length of time.
A good hand and nail cream is essential! Keeping your nails and cuticles moisturised will help them soft and smooth. Get a moisturiser that contains almond oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil to make sure your nails have their vital oils. When filing your nails be sure to file in one direction. Filing your nails in two directions can make your nails split. Your diet plays an important role in the heath of your nails. Be sure to eat foods that contain essential oils and vitamins. This will substantially improve your nails health and appearance, as well as making you healthier too!
Last but not least try buffing your nails. This will give your nails a great shine which will make them look stunning. Buffing your nails brings blood and lymph to the nail matrix and also smoothed out any ridges and grooves in the nail.
Use these tips religiously and in a couple of weeks your nails will be in tip top condition! Remember to sparkle to the tip!