9.30.2015

Keeping Nails Healthy

I believe that along with your feet and scalp, nails are one of the most neglected body parts. Yes we get them polished, but do we stare at them and think about what we could do to make them healthier, just like we do to the rest of our body? If you answered no, you’re just like me and most of the population. However nails are like super important. Think about it, how awful would it be if they just fell off……. So I recently started looking into ways to keep your nails healthy and today I have a list for you of ways to help keep your nails healthy.


  • Starting out pretty basic, cut/file your nails regularly. Do not rip them (guilty!) or bite them off as this can weaken your nails.
  • Don’t use your nails as a way to open can or pick at things. Again this will damage and weaken your nails.
  • Avoid digging out ingrowns. This can damage the skin and the nail. See a dermatologist or nail technician for treatment.
  • Limit your use of nail polish removers with acetone. This can weaken and destroy your nails.
  • Don’t have your cuticles removed. This can lead to a bad infection.
  • Make sure to eat veggies with vitamin B. This will help strengthen your nails. Consult your doctor first, but supplements like Biotin have been shown to help strengthen nails.
  • Don’t have nail polish on constantly. Give your nails some time without it to help strengthen them.
  • Clean your nails regularly. Use a nail brush to help avoid infection.
  • Cut down on visits to the nail salon. If you go a lot your nails can become more brittle and fragile. Instead opt for at home manis/pedis and save a few bucks.
  • File your nails in one direction to limit tears and breakage.
  • Don’t ignore problems. Any yellowing of the nails, infections, ingrowns, or random thinness should be checked out by a dermatologist or nail technician.


So these are my tips for helping you keep your nails healthy! Like I said before, keeping nails healthy is super important. Comment any of your tips down below and I’ll be sure to check them out!


XOXO,


Gloss

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