Nails are great to show off. Keep them strong and healthy with these useful tips.
You will need
- Biotin supplements(Vitamin B)
- Foods containing biotin
- Polish containing vitamins A
- and E
- Petroleum jelly
- castor oil
- or olive oil
Step 1 Take vitamin B Take 300 micrograms of the B vitamin biotin, four to six times each day to give you healthy nails. Brittle nails can result from biotin or iron deficiencies and circulation problems.
Step 2 Eat biotin rich foods Eat food containing biotin, such as cheese, eggs, peanuts, and cauliflower.
Step 3 Increase zinc Increase your zinc intake for stronger nails with a daily glass of milk.
Step 4 Limit use of nail polish remover Use nail polish remover sparingly to prevent dry nails and cuticles. Use nail polish remover that is acetate-based.
Avoid removers with acetone or formaldehyde, which is drying to nails.
Step 5 File in one direction File your nails in one direction, twice a week, with a fine-grain file.
Avoid filing in a back and forth motion, and never file when your nails are wet.
Step 6 Coat nails Coat your nails with polish containing vitamins A, C, D, and E.
Step 7 Keep nails hydrated Keep your nails hydrated by moisturizing them every evening with petroleum jelly, castor oil, or olive oil. Rub a small amount into the cuticle and the skin surrounding the nail.
Did You Know:
Did you know? Your nails grow faster in the summer than in the winter.