Are your nails cracked, dry, and uneven? It might be time to give them a little TLC at home in between your manicures. Our nailbeds say a lot about our health, which is why it’s important to take excellent care of them. Using only ingredients you have in your cupboard, you can make your nails smooth, buffed, and shiny. Take a look at our easy solutions.
For Brittle Nails
How can we expect our manicures to last any length of time if they crumble at the slightest touch. To combat brittle nails, simply mix tea tree oil with a carrier oil (vitamin E or olive oil are your best choices), and rub gently into your nails making sure to reach your cuticles. Let the oils sit on the surface of your nails for about half an hour before rinsing off. Moisturize afterwards with a nail cream or coconut oil. The tea tree oil helps fight brittle nails by fighting off any microbes that could be infecting the area.
For Slow Nail Growth
If you want your nails to grow faster and stronger and don’t want to take pills to do it, try these easy topical methods that are inexpensive, readily available, and easy to apply:
· Orange Juice: Soak your nails in a shallow bowl of fresh orange juice for no more than 10 minutes to allow your nails to soak in some of those powerful anti-oxidants and vitamin C. Be sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards.
· Vitamin E Oil: Burst a Vitamin E capsule and spread it over your nails and cuticles. Gently rub in and leave on overnight. Not only will your nails grow faster, but the appearance of the skin around your nails will improve.
· Flaxseed Oil: Rich with fatty acids, flaxseed oil should be applied daily for a couple of minutes.
· Coconut Oil: It doesn’t matter what the question is. Coconut oil is the answer. Moisturizing, nourishing, and jam-packed with benefits, coconut oil can be used for just about any skin or nail issue you have.
For Dry, Cracked Nails
Cracked and dry nails means that your nailbeds lack moisture. If your nails are cracking, it might be time to give them a break from shellac and other nail polishes, as the acetone from the remover can seriously dry them out. Moisturize your nailbeds with coconut oil, olive oil, or flaxseed oil. Massage into your nails and skin for at least five minutes.
For Stained Nails
Stained nails can be caused by a variety of factors, but typically the culprits are red nail polish and smoking. To combat stained nails, make a solution of lemon juice and olive oil. Soak them for 10 minutes at a time. For an added abrasive effect, scrub your nails gently with baking soda and a nail brush. The lemon’s anti-oxidants and vitamin C should naturally lift stains from the surface.
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