8 Tips for longer and stronger nails

8 Tips for longer, healthier and stronger nails

If you are not particularly fond of acrylics or gels, you can actually make your nails grow longer and stronger without going to the nail salon. These are 8 tested ways in which you can do so!

If you’ve ever tried to grow your nails after ditching acrylics and gels, and you still notice they come out brittle and flaky, it might be a huge disappointment. But don’t sit and wallow over it, there are some things you can actually do to help you achieve those beautiful long nails you want so much.

1. Never skip your nails hydration

1. Never skip your nails hydration

Using a cuticle oil daily you’ll be hydrating the cuticle and nail bed, which is paramount for healthy nails. You needn’t overspend, jojoba oil is amazing for your cuticles.

2. Biotin

Brittle nails could be a symptom of biotin deficiency, so you might want to boost your diet with some essential B vitamins.

3. Get the right nail file

3. Get the right nail file

Investing in a soft file, like those made out of glass, will prevent tearing or splitting your nails.

4. Never neglect your nail beds

4. Never neglect your nail beds

A bumpy nail bed can be a sign of vitamin B9 –or folic acid– deficiency. This vitamin is in charge of repairing and multiplying the cells of your nails. Beans and whole grains are a rich source of folic acid, or you can even buy supplements over the counter.

5. Invest in nail polish remover

Regular nail polish removers with a high concentration of acetone are detrimental to your already fragile nails, and it dries them out instantly. Some formulas are acetone-free that can still remove your polish and keep your nails intact.

6. Choose nail polish wisely

6. Choose nail polish wisely

Do some research and exclude any formula containing toxic chemicals, there are several brands such as Kure Bazaar and Nailberry and Butter London.

7. Pay attention to your diet

Making you eat a rainbow is the best health advice you can get. Leafy greens, oily fish, nuts, avocado, eggs, sweet potatoes fruits and other veggies, will make your nails longer and stronger.

8. Keratin treatments

Keratin treatments are great to make nails stronger but don’t overdo it, because nails need to be flexible, if they become too hard it may result in their breaking off.

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Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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