12 tips for beautiful and healthy nails

Learn how to get beautiful, strong and healthy nails!

We all love having beautiful nails, but this is not always easy. Let’s face it, most of us don’t have time or money for a manicure every week. Also, everyday life involves cooking, cleaning and many other activities, where our hands and our nails suffer. Even washing your hands has negative consequences on them. What can you do? Well, you can’t stop living your life, but there are some tips that will help you take good care of them.

1. Moisturize

Moisturizing is very important for your skin, but also for your nails. You will find many creams that are ideal for moisturizing both your hands and your nails – check the label. Use it regularly.

2. Wear gloves

It’s important to wear gloves, when you are cleaning, in order to protect them from all the chemicals. Also, keeping them for a long time in water, will make them soft and weak.

3. Soften your cuticles

Use a cream or oil suitable for softening and caring for your cuticles. Use it daily.

4. File them correctly

You should file them in one direction only. Avoid metal filers, they can cause great damage.

5. Buff them

Buffing will help them look smooth and shiny. They will look great, even without nail polish. But don’t overdo it with buffing, especially if you have soft nails.

6. Eat the right foods

Your diet is the most important factor for your health and for your beauty. For strong, healthy nails, add more Calcium to your diet. Vitamins B are also important. If you have white spots on your nails, you need to increase your intake of zinc.

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7. Keep them sort and round

Extremely long and sharp nails are very vulnerable. They break easily. Regular trims are also very important for their health.

8. Give them a salt bath

Salt bath will help you avoid brittle nails. Add 4 tablespoons of salt into 1 liter of water and soak them for 15 minutes. Dry them well afterwards.

9. Soak them in chamomile

If they are becoming yellow, make some chamomile tea, leave it aside to cool and then soak them in it for 15 minutes. Try this twice or three times a week.

10. Give them a break

You should let them breath from time to time, avoiding nail polish for certain periods of time.

11. Avoid acetone

Don’t use acetone based polish removers, they will damage them seriously.

12. Clean your tools

You should clean your nail tools well and very often, if you want to avoid bacterial infections.

Now you know how to get beautiful, strong and healthy nails! Do you have any more suggestions? I will gladly read your comments and respond to them!

 

 

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10 thoughts on “12 tips for beautiful and healthy nails”

  1. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips. I am going for manicure now i am thinking that my nails are rough due to that gel. I will prefer now to take care of nails at home.

    1. I would suggest that you give your nails some time to breath and rest. Leave them without polish for some days and take good care of them, so that they become strong and healthy again. 🙂

    1. Yes, I beleive that it will work on toe nails too. Also chamomile will smooth your skin, I am sure you will love it! 🙂

  2. Great tips. I always struggle with my nails. But, I don’t do anything on this list! I think filing them would help a lot. Thanks!

    1. Taking care of our nails is sometimes difficult, but it’s important, not only for our beauty, but also for our health.

  3. Great tips for nails. I’ve been a nail biter forever .. although I’m doing my best to rectify that situation. My daughter on the other hand has beautiful hands and nails. Forwarding your post along to her!

    1. I am sorry to hear that you are a nail biter; I hope you are following a treatment, I know it’s not easy and it’s not healthy for your nails. You can still follow some of my tips. Your nails need caring, even if they are not long. 🙂

    1. It’s a bad habit indeed – probably stess related, but you still need to care for your nails. Give them the power they need. 🙂

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