It is important to have in mind that some girls have better nails than others. Some of us are blessed with good genetics, while others need to put a little more effort in. No matter which group you belong to, your nails could certainly only benefit from these tips. In this post, we shared some Amazing Tips to Keep Your Nails Healthy.
Amazing Tips to Keep Your Nails Healthy
Start a Healthy Diet
Eating bad shows on your whole body. Your skin, your hair and your nails too. If you want healthy nails, you need to start a healthy diet.
Eat as much fresh fruit and vegetables as you can and stay away from fried and processed food. Cook more, order less and increase the amount of calcium you take. It is very important for your nails.
Don’t Bite Your Nails
When I was a kid, my grandma threatened me that she would rub hot chili peppers to my nails if I don’t stop biting them. She never actually did that, but I did eventually stop biting my nails. If you still haven’t – what can I say; you can try the chili pepper remedy. 🙂 Now to be serious, biting your nails is definitely nothing good, so do what you can to get rid of this nasty habit. You can do it, just try!
Good Personal Hygiene
As with any other part of your body, keeping good personal hygiene is of great importance for having healthy nails. Wash your hands regularly and remove any dirt that might get stuck under your nails.
Keep Your Nails Dry
Try not to wet your nails too much. Of course, you need to wash your hands, but make sure you also dry them well. Don’t ever put rubber gloves on wet hands or do anything similar that will prevent your nails from breathing. Wet, warm environment is practically heaven for growing of bacteria and fungi, and neither of those brings anything good to your nails.
Nail Creams and Hardener Gels
If your nails are specially sensitive it is a good idea to apply special nail creams and hardener gels. Ask your manicure or your dermatologist for an advice which products are best for you to use.
Every girl who wants healthy nails needs to remember that cuticles are not supposed to be cut, but rather gently pushed with special tools. First apply special cuticle softener gel or cream and then gently push the cuticle towards the root of your nail.
Don’t Use Your Nails as Tools
Your nails should not be used as a tool to open cans, jars or anything similar. That’s what tools are for. Your nails have a different role in your life.
Give your best to be careful with your nails. Try to avoid any situation where your nails could get pinched, squeezed or broken. Even if you don’t suffer immediate consequences, long-term ones can appear.
Don’t Ignore Problems
If you notice any kind of changes on your nails, you should by all means schedule a visit to your doctor. Yellow and thick nails can indicate fungi infection while some other changes, no matter how small you think they might be, could be an indicator for vitamin deficiency or an illness. As soon as you notice something different about your nails – see your doctor.
Take Good Care of Your Nails
Finally, the last step to keeping your nails healthy is to take an overall good care of them. You can read more about this in 10 tips on taking care of your nails.
Do you think you can keep your nails healthy? Of course, you can! It’s not rocket science, right? Tell me what you think of these tips and feel free to add some of your own.