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How to Strengthen Your Nails

Nails are great to show off. Keep them strong and healthy with these useful tips.

Instructions

  • 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • FACT: Did you know? Your nails grow faster in the summer than in the winter.

You Will Need

  • Biotin supplements(Vitamin B)
  • Foods containing biotin
  • Milk
  • Polish containing vitamins A
  • C
  • D
  • and E
  • Petroleum jelly
  • castor oil
  • or olive oil

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