Are your nails fragile and dehydrated or do they break often? Try these tips and tricks to make your nails healthier and stronger!
The condition of your nails is a reflection of your overall health.
To keep them in good shape, nutrition is essential. It is important to get a good supply of vitamins A and B and essential minerals.
Vitamin A: fruits and vegetables such as carrots, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkin.
Vitamin B: nutritional yeast, wheat germ. You may also want to take vitamin compounds to strengthen your nails.
Minerals: legumes and nuts are both sources of iron, calcium, and iodine. And potatoes and aubergines are very rich in zinc, which is essential for the synthesis of collagen.
There are also some topical solutions to consider.
1. Massage your nails with oil and lemon juice.
Mix almond or olive oil with lemon juice and apply on your nails using a cotton ball or a dropper. Do this at least twice a week in the mornings and before going to bed.
2. Use wheat germ, sea salt, and lemon juice soak.
Mix two teaspoons of fine sea salt with two drops of lemon juice and add a spoonful of wheat germ (ideal for healthy nails) and place in a bowl of warm water.
Soak your nails for 10 to 15 minutes. Then pat dry and apply hand cream. Do it twice a week and you will notice the results.
3. Soak your nails with olive oil mixed with apple cider vinegar and beer.
Mix one part olive oil, one part ACV and two parts beer and soak your nails in it for about 15 minutes. Pat dry and apply hand cream. If you do this once a week, your nails will stop breaking.