Many ladies wish and fantasize about having beautiful 10/10 nails that they can flaunt by wearing the latest and trendiest nail enamels or going for the latest nail art.
Brittle and weak nails, on the other hand, can wash away your fantasies of flaunting picture-perfect nails. In today's hectic schedule, we may not always have time to go for those pricey manicures, but several home treatments can help you maintain those attractive nails strong and in the form if used regularly.
The thing is, bestie, there is no magic cure for brittle nails, but you can improve their condition with these easy home remedies.
Your diet and living habits greatly influence how strong or brittle your nails are. No number of home treatments or manicures will be able to maintain your nails strong if your body isn't getting enough protein, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. Brittle nails can be reduced by eating a nutritious and balanced diet rich in vitamins A, C, D, and E and several B vitamins, folic acid, zinc, iron, calcium, and biotin. Your nails will grow more robust, but you will also see advantages in your skin, hair, and overall health.
Sea Salt mixture
In addition to strengthening brittle nails, sea salt helps soften cuticles and offers a dazzling sheen to your nails. In a small dish of warm water, combine two tablespoons of acceptable grain sea salts with two drops of wheat germ oil, frankincense oil, and a few drops of lemon oil. Soak your nails in this solution for around 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Next, Pat dry and apply hand cream. This method can be repeated three times each week for the best results.
Coconut oil massage
Warm a few teaspoons of coconut oil in your hands. Apply it to your nails and hands, and gently massage it in. Along with strengthening your nails, it will boost your blood circulation and keep your nails wet. Warm coconut oil can also be combined with a few drops of lemon juice. Soak your nails in this mixture for a few minutes before gently massaging them. Wear gloves after the massage and keep them on overnight for the best benefits.
Keep them moisturized
Apply petroleum jelly or a moisturizer lotion to your nails throughout the day. Wear thin cotton gloves after massage with oil at night to reap the most benefits from it. You can also use vinyl gloves when doing dishes or laundry. Nail polish removers with high acetone or formaldehyde concentration are harmful to your nails; instead, use acetate-based removers.
Olive oil and lemon juice infusion
Infuse a teaspoon of olive oil with a few drops of lemon juice. Apply little amounts of this mixture to your nails and massage them in. Allow it to sit overnight, and wear soft hand gloves afterwards to protect your nails from water. For best effects, do this at least twice a week.
Hopefully, you'll have a general idea of how to treat your brittle nails and will be able to make your own informed decisions in the future.
You should also get your nails evaluated by a dermatologist once every 3-4 months if you have only noticed mild dryness or not too serious symptoms.
These easy remedies can help you effortlessly maintain your beautiful nails, whether at the weekend or during the week.