Having healthy and beautiful nails require a lot of care, but that doesn’t necessarily means that you also have to spend so much money on that. Luckily, there are many ways you can naturally get the nails you desire.
The use of essential oils, vitamins and the right nail care items can help you with this, no matter if you’re having problems with weak or stained nails or dry cuticles. Scroll bellow to find out what can you do and what you need for this!
1. Make a Nail Strengthener with Essential Oils
Essential oils can do magic with our nails, so it’s really recommended to try out some of these if you want to strengthen your nails. As your carrier base oil, you can use argan, sweet almond, jojoba or fractionated coconut oil. You will also need 15 drops of both Ying Yang and Mruhh essential oil. Place these two in an empty nail bottle and add the carrier oil. Shake it well and use it daily on bare nails.
2. Sthrentghten Your Nails with Vitamin E
Vitamin E promotes healthy growth of our nails by destroying the free radicals that damage them. If you use it in a topical liquid form, this vitamin is able to correct certain nail – growth disorders, such as yellow nails. You can use vitamin E to many DIY nail mixtures and here’s one you can easily make: you need castor oil, vitamin E gel capsules, cotton balls, small glass container and optional – use lavender or eucalyptus essential oil.
3. Make a Mask for Stained Nails
This is a very budget-friendly DIY mixture, as all you need are just two ingredients – baking soda and lemon juice. The baking soda works as exfoliator, while the lemon juice provides the whitening that will make those stains go away. You only need just a tablespoon of the soda and just a little bit of a fresh lemon juice, rub the mixture on your nails, keep it like that for 10 minutes and then rinse off.
4. Whiten Yellow Nails
This is a common problem and luckily there are few natural remedies to help. One of them is being the previous mixture with baking soda and lemon juice, but there are two others you can try. Try mixing lemon juice with water and soak your nails in the mixture for about 5 minutes; or also you can soak your nails in certain oil, such as coconut or olive.
5. Promote Nail Growth with Olive Oil
As we mentioned, you can give your nails an amazing treatment with olive oil. It penetrates the skin and it helps in repairing any damage done to our nails, while it also promotes healthy growth. Warm a little bit of olive oil, let it cool and then soak your nails in the warm oil for 15-30 minutes. It will make them moisturized and shiny.
6. Use Coconut Oil
Instead of olive oil, you can try using coconut. It has many benefits and we’ll name just few. The coconut oil has anti-fungal properties thanks to which it can help in fighting away any fungal infections. The oil works as moisturizer, both to our nails and cuticles – it makes them stronger. It also has emollient nature that will prevent your nails from getting dry and brittle.
7. Recover from Acrylics
After acrylics is very important to give your nails the proper care so that they can be healthy as possible. There are certain ways that you can do this, such as not tearing any acrylic residue, but instead rubbing your nails with acetone-soaked cotton balls. There are other things that you can do, such as using vitamin E or essential oil.
8. Get the Nail Care Essentials
It’s also important to invest in proper nail care items. There are many options when it comes to this, so it’s up to you to choose the ones that you need the most and which won’t empty your pocket. You should have nail clippers, nail files, manicure set and cuticle remover, just to name few of the must have items.
9. Make Your Own Cuticle Oil and Nail Serum with Essential Oils
One of the things that can be really irritating is dry and cracking skin around the nails. It can lead to bleeding cuticles and nobody wants that! For this, you can make your own natural remedy with the use of essential oils. You will need 1 oz. glass dropper bottle, grapeseed oil, vegetable glycerine, jojoba oil, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 15 drops of frankincense essential oil, 15 drops of myrrh essential oil, 15 drops of lemon essential oil and 5 drops of rosemary essential oil.
10. Get a Quick Nail Treat
And last, but not least, if you feel like you’re hands and nails have been dry, you can make a nail treatment at home instead of paying tens or even hundreds of dollars somewhere else. All you need to do is to soak your nails in almond or sunflower oil for 10 mins in order to condition those places around the nails that are prone to dehydration. Add one teaspoon of sugar on your hands, mix it with the oil and rub your hands to exfoliate.