3 Ways to Keep Your Nails Healthy

Claire Miles
Nov 04, 2021

Did you know there is a lot more you can do to keep your fingernails beautiful and healthy than just using a nail strengthener? If these miraculous strengthening polishes do not seem to be potent enough for your nails, or if you have noticed ridges, dents or yellowing areas, don’t worry – there is still hope.

Moisturize Your Cuticles

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Before we get to the nails, it’s important to make sure your cuticles are well hydrated. Mostly made up of vegetable oils and sometimes vitamins, cuticle oil can not only improve the health of your nails but also their appearance. It can also protect your nail polish and help it last longer.

Maintain A Healthy Diet

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Maintaining a balanced diet full of nutrients is key when it comes to having strong nails. Research shows silicon, which can be found in several fruits and vegetables, is an important nutrient for healthy nails. Other key nutrients are vitamins A, C, and B6, calcium, magnesium, and iron.

No More Acetone

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There is a reason why many nail polish removers are made of acetone; after all, it is a powerful solvent that makes wiping off nail polish a lot easier. However, exposure to acetone can dehydrate your nail plate and cuticles, as well as leave your nails dry and brittle. So next time you are at the pharmacy, get yourself some acetone-free nail polish remover.