Tips to keep your Nails Healthy

We often neglect our nails thinking that if we do this or do that it’s okay and doesn’t have any unhealthy affect on our nails. Keeping our nails clean and healthy has a great benefit for all of us too.

Maybe, some of you wonder how to keep your nails healthy, and to help you answer that, we gather simple tips that you should start doing now and the good news is it does not have to be expensive.

Keep them Short

Prioritize nail health over length until it becomes healthier again. If you’re having trouble with weak nails consider keeping them short while building up the strength of your nails. Shorter nails with rounded edges look neat and tend to be easier to manage.

Moisturize Cuticles

The cuticle has a very important role to serve, so don’t push it aggressively and do not remove it. The cuticle seals the area at the base of the nail removing it can break the seal of protection that leaves you vulnerable to bacteria and the possibility of infection. You can use jojoba oil, sesame oil, and lavender essential oil to moisturize your cuticle.

Keep your hands clean and moisturize

It is important to wash your hands to keep them clean, use gentle hand soap and also scrub your nails and surrounding skin to remove dirt and exfoliate any dead skin. After, moisturize with a hand cream to prevent further impairment of the integrity of the nails.

Give your nails a break

Experts say that applying nail polish every now and then can cause brittleness, dryness, and turn your nails yellow that’s why your nails also need a break from polishes. Most of the time, going natural is what your nails need for them to recuperate and gain back their healthy look.

Use non-toxic nail polish

Avoid using nail polish that does not contain dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, and toluene because these chemicals can cause brittleness, splitting, and cracking. Look for polishes that say ‘3 Free’ as it means it does not contain these ingredients. There are also polished that are 5 Free and 7 Free which is also good for your nails.

Don’t opt all the time for acrylic and gel polish

These kinds of polishes can be hard on your nails. It can also expose the skin surrounding your nails to UV Light which is required in drying gel manicures which is not good and it also exposes your digits to an excessive amount of acetone to remove this kind of polish. 

If you really love this kind of polishes, make sure to let your nails breathe and only use this during special occasions.

Apply Base and Top Coats

This provides an additional barrier on your nails that can protect your nails especially if they are already weak. It can protect it from dehydration and damage.

Eat foods that are rich in Protein and Stay Hydrated

Beans, eggs, nuts, and fish can help to make your nails stronger and healthy as they are rich in protein. Did you know that drinking water can help you to achieve healthier nails since keeping hydrated can help your nails retain moisture and stay strong. Without adequate moisture, nails can be brittle and break easily.

You may want to consider taking a Biotin supplement too because it helps to strengthen not just your hair but also your nails.

Now that you know these tips make sure not to neglect your nails and always keep them strong and healthy.