Simple Ways to Maintain Healthy Nails

Both the nails in our hands and toes need to be healthy at all times, especially for us women because it definitely says a lot about our personality. Our nails are also the ones that provide us with external signs about the condition of our health. Weak and brittle nails would often mean some nutritional deficiency. That is why, it is important to take care of our nails and not just ignoring it to prevent more complicated problems in the future.

Good thing there are actually several helpful tips to keep your nails well groomed and healthy all the time. First, whenever your nails seem dry, hydrate them by rubbing petroleum jelly, castor oil or lotion around the cuticle of each nail along with the skin surrounding it. When making household chores like washing the dishes, scrubbing the bathroom, and gardening, you must wear rubber gloves to protect your nails as well as your hands from all sorts of dirt and harsh cleaners.

Trim your nails when needed to avoid ingrown especially on the toes. Massaging your nails from time to time can also keep them strong and shiny. You can always protect your nails by polishing it with a clear coat once in a while. Lastly, it is important to include a glass of milk and hard-boiled egg to your daily diet. Getting enough zinc intake can positively keep your nails healthy.

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