Do you want to have long, healthy and strong natural nails? In this article you can read the top 10 actually working ways to get them in the comfort of your home. Sign of groomed hands are beautiful and healthy nails, which are a reflection of a healthy body. The nails are our natural accessory, so we should care for them as much as we care for the other parts of our body. It is wrong to think that nail care consist of only polishing them with nail polish, and not doing the main thing: the whole procedure of manicure, getting them all the nutrients they need to retain their strength and keep them long and healthy. Don’t ignore the signs that your body tells you through the nails, and give them the care they really deserve trough this simple 10 ways. We are wishing you good luck and successful results!
Massage Your Nails
With massaging the nails you improve the circulation on blood in your hands and that way you influence on the healthier and faster growth of your nails. This is the perfect way to relax your muscles and to feel good and do good for your nail health.
Soak Them in Olive Oil
It’s not a secret that the olive oil is perfect for your nail growth and strengthening. There are many ways you can use it, mix is with one teaspoon of honey, or with a few drops of beer and apple cider vinegar. But you will have great results even if you use it with nothing else, just be sure to put it in a oval dish that will cover the whole nails, and keep them in the olive oil from 10 to 15 minutes every day. You can get better results if you soak them after taking bath.
The lemon does wonders to the nails! It not only repairs weak and cracked nails, but it lightens the nails and gets you read from the yellow stains made from the nail polish. You can either rub the nails with a whole lemon, or you can squeeze the lemon juice and soak the nails for 5-10 minutes, once a week.
The Magic of White Vinegar
Some of the effective ways for making your nails stronger is soaking them in white vinegar. All you have to do is put your nails in a dish with vinegar and leave it like that for 5 minutes. This also helps to keep your nail polish last longer. After the soaking wash your hands with soap very well.
Garlic has the power to strengthen the nails, and a proof for that are many nail products consisting it. All you should do is to cut a garlic clove in half, then rub it on each of your nails until it’s worn out. Half for the fingers on the left hand and half for the right hand. Wash your hands after the juice dries up. Repeat this process 2-3 times a week.
Eat Food With Proteins
The reason why proteins are necessary for the health of your nails is because the nails are made of keratin(protein). So that’s why you should eat products like: eggs, meat, beans, and other protein rich foods. If you intake meals that have proteins in them regularly, there is no need to worry about the level of protein in your nails, it sure will be balanced!
Foods High in Zinc
The lack of zinc in your organism can be the cause of weak and cracking nails that are not growing, and also for the white spots that often come out to our nails. Some of the meals that contain zinc are: oysters, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, lamb, beef, oats and many others. If you eat this things regularly you sure will have less nail problems.
Eat Iron Rich Food
Some of the main characteristics for lack of iron in your organism are weak and thin nails, that are curved or have ridges. If you have this signs then you should think more about the intake of iron in your daily diet. We recommend you to start eating more of red meat, leafy greens like spinach and kale, and shellfish. Popeye was right!
The Most Important Vitamin for Nails – Biotin
The B-vitamin Biotin is the perfect vitamin for nails, and we highly recommend you to use it, like a pill, capsule or in a natural way through the food that contains it. It has the power to strengthen weak, thin or brittle nails. The foods like swiss chard (a top source), eggs, wheat germ, whole grains, and salmon consist high levels of Biotin.
Use Nail Polish That Contains Vitamins
In the process of strengthening your nails, it would sure help if you leave them without nail polish, so they can naturally breathe and get the level of oxygen that they need. But, if you are the type of person that cannot live without some nail color, then the perfect nail polish for you are the ones that consist vitamins, usually you can see it on the label on the nail polish, so look for the sign “Multivitamin”.