Simple DIY Tips to Strengthen Your Nails

Rida Bukhari May 14 2016
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Brittle and dry nails can be a real problem for many people. Just like your skin, your nails are also greatly affected by various factors. It can also become extremely costly to go to the salons for manicures to keep your nails in the best condition possible. Don’t spend another day hoping that your nails won’t break or bend! Here are 3 DIY ways to strengthen your nails.

Get in the Right Nail Care Routine

Spending a little bit of time each day taking care of your nails can save you from the trouble. Create better habits that will lead to shiny and stronger nails. Here’s how to get started:

Trim Regularly

Learn how to file correctly and keep a filer with you where ever you travel. How simple is that!

Moisturize Throughout the Day

Moisturize your nails throughout the day for strong and hydrated nails.

Avoid Picking or Biting

When you fuss with your nails and cuticles, you’re doing a lot more harm than you may realize. The nervous habit can also cause health problems if you cause abrasions to the delicate skin around the nail by picking or biting.

DIY Nail Soaks

Utilizing natural ingredients can be a great way to save money and get a healthier result and free of harsh chemicals. Given below are 3 easy DIY nail strengtheners to try:

1. The Milk & Honey Soak

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well. Apply moisturizer.

2. Egg and Milk Soak

Protein from the eggs and calcium from the milk will make those nails as hard as rocks! Ingredients:

  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Mix all the ingredients and soak your nail in for 15 minutes. Wash later and apply moisturizer.

3. Olive Oil Soak

Olive oil is great for dry and brittle nails. Soak your fingers in a bowl of slightly warm olive oil for 5 minutes every day and let the magic happen.

Be Aware of Everyday Activities

There are many things you do every day that may affect your nails and their quality. Watch out for the stuff that can put a pause on your nail strengthening progress!

Don’t use too much hand sanitizer

Avoid alcohol-based option. That can leave your hands rough and dry. Stick to the traditional soap and water routine when possible and finish with moisturizer.

Be careful when working

We’re always using our hands, so it makes perfect sense why our nails can end up experiencing more trauma than other parts. Whether it’s cleaning or doing the dishes, always wear gloves.

These tips won’t get you a trip to the spa to have nice nails. All it requires is the right care and a little bit of time and effort.

Rida Bukhari

Rida Bukhari:

Rida S. Bukhari serves as the Digital Content Editor at HTV. She aims to motivate, educate and inspire others through her writing. She is a fitness enthusiast and loves sharing ideas with her readers to help them live happier, healthier lives.