Nail care is an important part of hand and foot health! Below we’ve listed five of our favorite natural nail care tips for beautiful nails.
Keeping your nails, neat and short helps to avoid snagging or breaking. How frequently you trim your nails should depend on how fast your nails grow. Use a nail file to smooth out the edges of your nails and get rid of jagged tips. During manicures, buff the surface of your nails thoroughly, especially if you tend to get ridges.
If you’ve suffered from weak nails you may benefit from supplemental biotin, a B vitamin. Biotin is incredibly helpful for strengthening and growing your nails. Taking a regular biotin supplement can boost nail health and make your nails stronger.
A diet, full of rich healthy food is important for general health as well as the look and strength of your nails. Here are a few vitamins and foods rich in nutrients to look out when you go grocery shopping:
Vitamin B: Oats, Nuts, Grains & Fish
Calcium: Dairy products i.e. cheese, butter, milk & etc.
Iron: Red meats, Legumes, & Shell Fish
If you use nail polish removers ultimately, avoid using products featuring acetone. The chemical dissolves nails polish quickly, making removal fast and easy, but it can also destroy the structure of your nails. Acetone weakens nails, causing them to become dry and brittle. Seek out alternatives for acetone when you’re searching for nail polish removers.
Regularly moisturizing my nails will keep them from becoming dry and brittle. Moisturization is one of the most important aspects of maintaining strong and healthy nails. Hand lotions are a great place to start! Try out a hand lotion that is rich in vitamins and any other essential oils. Castor oil, is a very popular oil for nail health, and is rich in vitamin E. The nutrients found in castor oil promotes healthy nails and strong growth.
Contact The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge for more information about nail and skin health!