How to Strengthen Your Nails

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
  • Milk
  • Polish containing vitamins A
  • C
  • D
  • 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.

Step 5 File in one direction File your nails in one direction, twice a week, with a fine-grain file.

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.