There is a special power that comes from having strong, healthy long nails. Having healthy nails is one of those less-visible confidence boosters. Here is the tea: When it comes to nail care, it does not require an investment of money but time. Try out the following 6 nail care tips, and you will be on the route to stronger and healthier nails.
Tip #1: Moisturize your nails
Just as hydration can help repair dry skin, it can help improve the condition of brittle nails. A lack of moisture causes dry nails. Although there are many different moisturizing nail products available for purchase, good hand cream can do the job. Next time when you are applying your favourite hand lotion, apply a little extra on your nail beds and distribute it evenly.
Tip #2: Do not scrape off your nail polish
We know it’s tempting to scrape off your nail polish when there is a chipped nail. But this can be very harmful. It not only leaves your nail surface patchy and rough, but it also strips away a layer of your healthy nail. To prevent yourself from scrapping off your polish, keep a few polish remover tissues in the house. And if you have gel nails or extensions, we recommend getting them removed professionally.
Tip #3: Be gentle to your nails
When it comes to taking care of your nails, it is important to pay attention to the details. For instance, you should resist the urge to use your nails as replacement tools, even when it seems convenient. Bending and putting force on your nails will only strain your nail cells and make them frailer. Another common habit many people have is biting their nails under stress or boredom. Gnawing on them makes the edge of your nails frayed, and when nails touch saliva, it becomes weaker. If you have this habit, we suggest getting a clear coat of gel overlay on your nails.
Tip #4: Wear protective gloves
Do you ever notice how bendy and soft your nails become after a long shower? Excessive contact with water can harm your nails’ health and lead to breakage and brittleness—fun fact: nails are like a sponge, it absorbs water 1000 times more than the skin. Pay attention to the ways you could lessen the time your nails are in direct contact with water. This is the reason we recommend wearing protective gloves when washing dishes, gardening, or other wet works.
Our final tip: Healthy habits plus patience pay off in nail care. If you battle brittle nails and constant breakage, it’s smart to keep your nails clipped short until they regain strength; then, they’ll have the foundation they need to grow longer.