In my country, we say that the hands are the business card of a woman. Nails are the first to our attention. Today we will talk about how to take care of them.
First, we must understand what is happening. The way our nails look is talking about our health. Dry nails betray a deficiency of vitamin B. If your nails have irregular surfaces, you probably don’t have a sufficient amount of iron in the body. Nails cling because of lack of vitamin C, and if they are fragile, you probably should consume more foods rich in calcium.
What to do? Hydration and balanced nutrition are the key words. But there are also some tricks:
- If your nails are too dry, moisturize them. How? With hand cream or vaseline. Do not overdo it though! They may become soft and breakables.
- You can make your nails smooth with the help of special nail file. It will help you give them gloss and you can quit nail polish. Speaking about it. Your nails need to breathe. At least once a month don’t put nail polish on them.
- If your nails peel off, soak them in warm sesame oil for 15-20 minutes. It makes them more resistant and smooth.
- If you have soft nails, use castor oil. Massage your nails and fingers gently with it. After you let it act (preferably all night) wash it with warm water and soap.
Good to know:
- The best time to cut/short your nails is immediately after bathing because are softer. Another option is to keep them a little while in a bowl with warm water and soap.
- If you have sores around the nails, keep them in honey for about 20 minutes. Honey has antibacterial action and will speed the healing.
- Toothpaste removes stains and whitens your fingernails. However, be careful with the skin around them. It is very sensitive.
- It is best to not cut cuticles. It could get infected and it will grow much faster. You can use a special oil for cuticles that softens them. In this way you can easily push them with a stick.