Strong nails can become brittle and may break if they are not properly groomed or if they are introduced frequently into water and detergents. In fact, prolonged and repeated contact with water is one of the factors that contribute to the appearance of brittle nails.[expand title=”” trigpos=”below” ]
With the help of a few natural and very simple tips, you can have the healthiest and stronger nails. Even if you were born with brittle nails, you can avoid breaking them. Here are some secrets you need to know:
Wash the dishes only once a day. To spend as little time as possible with your hands in water, use a plastic bowl in the sink, in which you soak the dishes by the end of the day.
Wear latex gloves. Put under the latex gloves some cotton gloves when you wash your dishes or use cleaning products. Cotton gloves will absorb sweat, which is important because sweating moistens the hands.
Apply a moisturizing cream. After washing the dishes, dry your hands and apply a moisturizing cream.
Keep your nails short. If your nails break easily, it’s best to cut them short. Also, use as little as possible acetone, not more than once a week.
Castor oil and sea salt – Put 2 teaspoons of salt in a bowl and add 2-3 teaspoons of castor oil. Soak your hands in this mixture, wait 10-15 minutes, then massage your nails and cuticles with this mixture. The treatment is moisturizing, gives shine and removes any unsightly stain on the nails left by the long application of the nail polish.
Apple vinegar – Mix a tablespoon of olive oil with a tablespoon of apple vinegar. Soak your nails in this solution for 10 minutes. Repeat treatment every day for a week. Your nails will regenerate and grow faster!
Massage with lemon juice – Beside whitening the nails and cleaning them in depth, the lemon juice also has a strengthening effect on nails. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon, soak a cotton pad into the resulting juice, then wipe off each nail, insisting for about 30 seconds.
Egg and honey mask – For this intensely nourishing mask, you need an egg yolk, a teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of water and a few drops of essential lavender oil. Mix all the ingredients, apply the resulting paste directly to your nails and let it work for 10 minutes. Egg yolk contains a large amount of protein, while honey has anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.[/expand]