How to Have Pretty Natural Nails
You don’t have to visit the salon weekly to have pretty nails. You don’t even have to buy expensive nail paint and other products (which may have harsh chemicals). With a nutritious diet, good hygiene and a few nail care tricks at home, you can have strong & gorgeous nails.
Eat a healthy diet.
Eating nutrient-dense foods is key to keeping your nails healthy, strong and beautiful. Make sure to include food items rich in iron, calcium and protein in your diet. These include fish like salmon, green & leafy vegetables, eggs, dairy products, lentils and flaxseed. If you have brittle nails, consider taking biotin supplements too. Biotin supports the metabolism of protein-building amino acids essential for growing & strengthening your nails.
Use a moisturiser.
Regular handwashing and use of hand sanitiser can dry out the nail bed and the skin quickly. Unfortunately, dry nails are easier to split or flake. To prevent dry nails, use moisturisers like Magic Pen after every wash. It is an easy-to-use product you can apply to your nails & cuticles. It’s specially formulated to treat dry, brittle nails and moisturise and revitalise them.
Keep your nails well-trimmed.
Long nails can trap dirt and bacteria and are prone to get broken. Broken nails aren’t only painful but also vulnerable to infection. The best way to avoid that is to trim your nails regularly. Use clean, disinfected clippers to cut your nails. It’s best to trim your nails after a bath or shower—that’s when they’re soft and easy to handle.
Clean your nails with baking soda.
Want a natural homemade nail-care hack? Go to your kitchen cupboards and look for some baking soda. Combine three parts of baking soda with one part of water to make a gentle yet effective scrub. Then, dip a clean & wet toothbrush into your baking soda solution. Next, use the toothbrush to scrub under each nail. That solution can effectively exfoliate your nails.
Buff your fingernails instead of painting them.
It may not be as fancy as the trendiest nail paints, but buffing your nails can go a long way. So after trimming your nails, buff off the ridges to give them a smoother surface. When done properly, buffing leaves an attractive sheen to your fingernails, making them look gorgeous even without nail polish or paint. The natural beauty of your fingernails will surely shine!
Protect your nails with gloves.
If you use many household cleaning products or handle different chemicals at work, don’t forget to protect your hands & nails by wearing your go-to gloves. Harsh chemicals can stain and weaken your nails, especially if you use them consistently. Even if you’re only washing dishes, wear your gloves because constant exposure to water can dry out your nail bed.