Today, we are offering beauty tips to keep our nails healthy. Nails are fragile and between home chores, gardening, or the harsh winter weather, we do put them through a lot. Nails can become weak and brittle. Taking just a few steps can go a long way in keeping our nails healthy. Check out our Art of the Home tips below to keep your nails strong.
- Moisturizer: keep your nails and cuticles moisturized. Apply daily or after you put your hands in water for an extended period of time.
- Hand washing: opt for cold water instead of hot water. Also, don’t soak your hand too long in water.
- Yellow nails: rub your nails with lemon, it will whiten them as well as fortify them.
- Cutting your nails: keep your cuticles and use an emery board nail file, much gentler than scissors or stainless steel nail file.
- Nail polish: use a base coat first but make sure it does not include chemicals such as formaldehyde or toluene sulfonamide.
- Polish remover: use no more than once per week and use one without acetone which dries nails.
- Eat foods rich in vitamin B: Vitamin B promotes strong nails and Vitamin B12 promotes nail strengthening, healthy nail color and growth.
- Supplement: taking a biotin supplement (2.5 milligrams per day) can help your nails get thicker. Instead, you can eat liver or include beer yeast in your diet, also rich in biotin.