A saying goes “Health is in your hands”. It is also there in your nails. To cut the long story short, nails are a window to the overall well-being of a person. Generally they are rose in color, but when you see black nails, pale nails or nails with white mark, then it’s time to sit up and address these abnormal health conditions. Thankfully, there are many ways to maintain healthy nails, most of which can be done at home.
Butter: Butter is good for the taste buds but when applied directly to the nails, it is one of the best ways to maintain healthy nails. The fat component in butter helps the nails to get good moisturization.
Yogurt: A probiotic food, yogurt is another home remedy to get healthy nails. Consume it daily without a break since it provides the body with enough nutrients that promote overall health of the body and nails.
Lemon Manicure: Decolourization of the nails happens owing to constant contact with chemicals, dust and dirt. Lemon juice acts as a perfect bleaching agent and helps in removing the stains.
Avocados: Since avocados are high in fat and proteins, they help in treating brittle nails. Avocado also has a generous amount of vitamins that help in making the nails healthier too.
Apple Cider Vinegar: One of the most inexpensive ways to maintain healthy nails is apple cider vinegar. Add it to water and take it on a daily basis. This would help in regulating the levels of acidity and allow the body to absorb the nutrients faster and better.
Lemon Juice: Most of us know the fat loss properties of lukewarm water and lemon juice when taken with honey. Lemon juice is also good to promote nail health. When we take lemon juice, the level of hydrochloric acid in our body goes up. This helps in breaking down the food in the stomach thereby helping in faster absorption of nutrients. If there is any deficiency in the foods, it will naturally show on the nails.
Biotin: Take biotin rich foods such as eggs, salmon and peanuts. They are the main vitamin to boost strong and healthy nails.
Oils for healthy nails :
- Vitamin E : Vitamin E is a sure passport to having healthy nails. It helps in improving the blood circulation, which in turn increases the blood supply to the nail beds. Make sure to apply Vitamin E oil on your nails before you go off to sleep.
- Coconut Oil: Rich in vitamin E, caprylic acid, lauric acid, coconut oil help tremendously in strengthening the nail cuticles and nails as a whole. This helps in making the nails healthy and shiny.
- Olive Oil: As a natural moisturizer, olive oil helps in rejuvenating the oil glands, thereby leading to healthy nails.
- Baby Oil: Before going to bed, apply some baby oil to your hands and nails in particular after you wash the vessels. This will make a huge difference to your delicate nails.
Now cheer up and make nail care a part of your daily beauty care routine.