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How to Get Stronger Healthier Nails

For most people like myself running on a packed schedule and never being prepared can really destroy your nails. I do try very hard to keep my nails healthy so here are 9 tricks to keep your nails picture perfect.

*Note: I am not a professional, I am not a doctor, I do not study this, these are things I have picked up over the years*

  1. Keep yourself hydrated – Your nails can dry out very easily and if you are not properly hydrated your nails will become dry and break very easily.
  2. Try not to cut them – Although it can be very annoying and tedious filing your nails is better than using the nail clippers.
  3. Use essential oils for stronger nails – Oils such as lavender, frankincense, and lemon oil make nails more hydrated and stronger!
  4. Yellow nails are okay – If you are a frequent nail painter, much like myself you will eventually notice a yellow tint to your nails, it is normal do not worry!
  5. Eat healthy – Things like vitamins A,B,E are good for strengthening nails. Calcium, biotin, and zinc also are very good for your nails.
  6. Wear Dish Gloves – Frequent soaking hands in hot soapy water makes them prone to weakening.
  7. Don’t let them get too long – Although it’s easier to paint and looks nicer if they split, peel or break you are more likely to get an infection.
  8. Don’t cut your cuticles – Cutting your cuticles breaks the seal between your nail and skin which allows more bacteria to get in, If your want better cuticles its best to push them back!
  9. Always use a base coat – Although it’s a pain nail polish can stain your nails and using a base coat makes the polish look better anyway.
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15 year old nail artist training to be a doctor.

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