For some women having beautiful, manicured nails is an effortless chore, they take care of their cuticles apply the favorite nail polish and their nails look as if they’ve just left the salon.
However, those of us who have weak and brittle nails know how hard it can be to achieve that well-cared for look. If your nails have always been weak that it’s probably due to genetics but if they’ve suddenly started looking like this you’ve probably have an underlying medical condition or some vitamin deficiency and you need to fix it.
Here are a few advices which will help you strengthen your nails and make them look spotless:
Apply regenerative oils regularly.
Regenerative oils will protect your nails from the water but will also help your nails grow faster and stronger. There are specially designed oils for nails but you can also use regular castor or argan oil.
Wear rubber gloves while doing the dishes
Nails come in contact with water many times throughout the day. When they get wet they swell a bit and when they dry out they shrink a bit. This weakens them and causes them to start cracking. Gloves will protect them not just from the water but from the chemicals in liquid detergents as well.
Apply nail polish
If you’re not a fan of colored nails then use a transparent nail polish. It gives your nails an additional protective layer. Don’t use acetone based nail polish removers.
Avoid biting them
Biting your nails is a very bad habit and should be eliminated at all costs. It weakens your nails and makes them brittle. Wear a nail file with you all the time and whenever you feel the need to bite your nails file them instead. You nails will be smoother and the biting urge will disappear.
Consume plenty of vitamins and minerals
Magnesium and vitamin A are essential for strong nails which is why you need to consume the required daily amount. It’s best to consume it through food but if you have some vitamin deficiency then you need to take supplements until your values are back to normal.