Groom Your Nails

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Chipped, yellowing nails mar your overall appearance. Here are few simple pointers to get those tips ticking…

The state of one’s nails reveals a lot about his/her personality. Here’s how you can flaunt those natty nails.

  • Like every part of your body, even the nails grow healthier with intake of minerals and vitamins. For nail growth, include fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and dried fruits in your diet. Drink fresh carrot juice regularly as it increases the calcium and phosphorus content in the body which in turn helps strengthen nails.

  • Soak your hands for a few minutes in a bowl of milk as this nourishes your cuticles. You could use olive oil to moisturize nails.

  • Never expose your nails to water for long or, even hard detergents, as this can dry out your cuticles. While doing domestic chores, protect your nails by wearing gloves.

  • Don’t bite your nails. Not only is this unhealthy, but it also shows a lack of confidence. Always use a non-acetone nail enamel remover. To nourish your nails, mix honey with almond oil and leave it on your nails overnight. Apply a moisturizer to your nails before you retire for the day.

Fond of acrylic nails?

  • Chewed nails look ugly and disgraceful. Acrylic nails could be your only saving grace. The advantage of using acrylic nails could very well be that they don’t peel, chip or crack and one can keep our preferred length without having to worry about filling them or waiting for weeks for nails to grow to the desired length.

  • When done properly, acrylic nails can look very elegant and although they don’t have any major side-effects, one does run some risks by often turning to this quick-fix for chewed, hideous looking nails.

  • Ensure that you get your nails done in a certified nail bar. We often use nails as tools to open lids of containers or to pry off something. If you put your nails through such grueling tasks, the acrylic will rise creating a space between itself and the natural nail. This space is perfect breeding ground for fungal infections. So use your nails with tender, loving care.

  • Chemical residues in acrylic nails can trigger allergies, redness, swelling and pain in nails in some people. Using acrylic nails continuously for over two0three weeks can be harsh on your natural nails. Natural nails might peel because a layer of the natural nail is removed when the acrylic nail is removed. This can leave the natural nail brittle as well as form ridges on the surface.


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