How to strengthen nails
Everyone wants to have strong, beautiful nails. However, even ordinary household chores can become potentially destructive to our manicure. Today we will talk about how to strengthen nails in the most correct way.
Human nails can be compared to a brick wall: the cells that make up the nails are like bricks, and the material between the cells is like the mortar that holds the bricks together. But even strong brick walls can break down over time, and nails can also become damaged and brittle. So today I have prepared for you some tips on how to strengthen your nails and prevent them from damage, so that you can enjoy your gorgeous manicure on an ongoing basis.
Every morning: use the nail growth serum.
These types of products often contain biotin, a vital component of cell growth and development, which helps strengthen weak nails, as well as keep cuticles healthy. Rub a drop of serum onto clean nails once a day, or apply to cuticles if nails are varnished.
Everyday: Apply cuticle oil.
Cuticles serve to protect nails and prevent infections, so keeping them healthy is important. I have mentioned the benefits of cuticle oil more than once. However, if its use has not yet become a habit, then try to keep a bottle of oil right on your desktop, or where it will often catch your eye, as a visual reminder that it's time to use this miracle remedy.
Before bed: Use hand cream or lotion.
Opt for a rich hand cream or lotion, and when applying, pay special attention to the cuticles and nails, since most girls, as a rule, just casually smear the cream on the skin of the hands, and it practically does not get on the nails. Dried nails are prone to delamination and become brittle, while sufficiently moisturized remain smooth and shiny.
Every weekend: Give your nails a round and oval shape.
Pointy ends or square edges are more likely to snag on things and break. And in order to strengthen the nails, it is necessary to minimize external damage. Choose between round or oval nails. In addition to being comfortable in everyday life, the oval shape also makes your nails look longer.
Always: Wear gloves when doing housework.
Constant exposure to water and harsh detergents (such as dishwashing detergent) can cause nails to dry out severely. Luckily, the fix is simple: Wear a pair of rubber gloves while cleaning, even if you only need to wash a couple of dishes or dust a shelf. Let this become your good habit.
On an ongoing basis: eat right.
Often, brittle nails are not only the result of external factors, but also an unbalanced diet. Incorporate plenty of B vitamins into your diet and drink plenty of water.
And don't forget: Use acetone-free nail polish remover.
Everything is simple here: acetone dries nails, and we need absolutely the opposite. Thanks to the good cosmetics manufacturers that we now have a huge selection of acetone-free nail polish removers. You will get an additional plus in karma from your nails if you also make a choice in favor of a liquid that contains conditioning oils. And while you may have to put in a little more effort to remove the polish, your nails will thank you for saving them from harsh chemicals.
Another little tip: avoid hand sanitizers.
Yes, they reliably kill germs, but they also remove moisture from your nails. If for some reason you cannot use soap to clean your hands, for example, when traveling, etc., then after each use of the disinfectant, apply a cream or lotion to your hands.
In the meantime, paint your nails with a neutral polish.
While your nails are recovering and growing back, choose nude shades that are similar to your skin tone (or one shade lighter). This will make your nails look longer in the intermediate stages. And then you'll be ready to burst into bright colors. :)
I hope my information will help you strengthen brittle nails, and allow you to enjoy a beautiful and durable manicure. Be healthy and beautiful! :)