Pretty and healthy nails are desire of many women; follow these simple, natural beauty tips to get attractive and healthy nails.
We are endowed with nails of toes and fingers that comprise of Keratin which falls in the category of a protein. The feature of fingernails is that they grow fast, almost 1.2 centimeters in one month. In case a person falls ill for some time, the changes visible to the eye can be seen in the nails.
Noticeable are opaque white lines that are reflective of protein deficiency. Also noticeable can be discolored nails, ridges on nails plus they could become brittle nails. We share ways which are damaging to the nails.
Damage to Nails:
At times we indulge in nail biting.
In the course of contact with harsh detergents that we use during washing process, damage can be caused to nails and hands.
Then there are times when nails are used forcefully remove tin lids or peel off nail layers.
Another odd thing that is done is, using the nails clean surfaces by removing dirt or wax or other such chemicals.
Looking after the nails:
To shape nails it is appropriate to use an emery board. This is a better option as compared to use of file for nail shaping.
It is important to keep nails moisturized with lotions that contain Vitamin E and collagen.
Do not use nail polish remover. By using this often, the chemicals and alcohol result in nails becoming brittle.
It is necessary to wear gloves when you are gardening. Gloves are also important when handling harsh detergents and cleaning agents.
Make sure to trim the toe nails in a straight line. Remember that if nails are cut in deep curves, the result can result can be split nails. It is essential to avoid ingrown nails and prevent toes from getting infected.
When you want nails to look pretty, go for dipping the nails and toes in warm olive oil for 15-20 minutes. This can be done 3 to 4 times in one week. Such treatment results in nails giving a healthy hue and they are no longer brittle.
To make the nails look bright, it is necessary to dip the nails in a cup of warm water. Add to it a spoon of fresh lemon juice and brightens results and stains go away
To add to the strength of nails and also make them pretty, use mustard oil. Dip nails in mustard oil for around 15 minutes and then massage the area around the nails. This enables more blood circulation.
Make Cuticles look good
Cuticles is the skin at the base of the finger from where the nail grows and emerges. There is a tendency for the Cuticles to look dry and irregular.
By application of a softener to this area of the nail the dry skin can be massaged away.
One more method is to rub the cuticles with a soft towel after soaking it in warm soapy water. Through this method the white membrane is removed effectively.
Infections caused by fungus
Fungal infection results in nails and toenails giving a yellowish look. This look can be brownish too. Such infections affect the toenails more than finger nails.