Keeping your finger and toe nails looking their best at all times is a must. Think about how many times you use your hands and feet in one day; whether you’re shaking hands with a new client at a business meeting, walking up the stairs of your apartment building, lifting weights at the gym or simply signing your signature on a receipt, our hands and feet can take quite the beating. Don’t your hands deserved to be pampered and given attention? Keeping your finger and toe nails healthy does not require a lot of time or effort but it does have need for regular care.
9 Rules For Healthy, Strong, and Beautiful Nails
MAINTAIN A WELL BALANCED DIET.
As in all other aspects of our lives, diet plays a major role in maintaining healthy, strong nails. Like hair, nails are made out of protein, so adding more protein to your diet will instantly change the health of your nails for the better. Try protein rich foods like spinach, salmon, beef and lean poultry.
KEEP YOUR CUTICLES MOISTURIZED.
Keeping your cuticles moisturized is important for maintaining healthy strong nails. Moisturizing your cuticles daily helps to prevent hangnails, cracking and peeling. When using cuticle oil try lightly massaging the cuticle area, as massaging your cuticles stimulates blood circulation and promotes nail growth. For an inexpensive alternative to cuticle oil, try using extra virgin coconut oil as it helps to strengthen the cuticle and promotes growth. Just before bed is the perfect time to apply!
KEEP YOUR NAILS CLEAN.
Our nails hoards dirt and can spread numerous germs and infections, so keeping your nails clean at all times is very important. Try cleaning your nails using a nail brush with warm water and soap. This method ensures that your nails are completely clean and free of any germs or bacteria.
GIVE YOUR NAILS A BUFF.
Buffing your natural nails bi-weekly adds a lasting healthy shine to your nails, it also helps shape, remove ridges and smooth your nails.
MAKE YOUR NAILS STRONG.
Use a nail strengthening treatment to maintain strong, healthy nails.
KEEP YOUR NAILS IN TACK.
Shaping your nails helps increase the overall appearance of your nails and hands. Filing your nails helps to prevent broken, split nail ends and rough edges.
KEEP YOUR NAILS TRIMMED.
Trimming your nails regularly helps you to maintain healthy nails as it prevents snagging and breaking.
KEEP YOUR NAILS POLISHED.
Besides adding color to your nails, Nail polish can help to protect your nails and prevent damage.
Biting your nails is very damaging to your nails for obvious reasons; it weakens, tears and breaks your nails. Biting your nails can also increase the risk of letting germs, and bacteria into the body when hands are unwashed.