5 Tips On How To Care Your Fingernails At Home

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Many women take a lot of work and money at nail salons to keep their fingernails long, strong and looking perfectly manicured all of the time. However, there are many remedies that cost less but are more effective and easier to follow.

Here are 5 tips on how to take care of your nails at home.

1. Wear rubber gloves while doing any form of labor

It is always important for you to wear rubber gloves while you do gardening or housework like cleaning your home, washing clothes and dishes. That is because the chemicals you use for cleaning are very strong, making your hands, cuticles and fingernails dry out. Sporting no gloves also makes the nails weaker and gives you nasty burns. So it is better to have the gloves on to keep the oil on the cuticles and nail plate as well as protects them from the drying effects of water.


2. Moisturize your nails

Like your skin, your fingernails get dehydrated especially when you use nail polish remover on a regular basis. If cuticles get dry, they crack, peel, and flake. So be sure to keep your hands and nails well-moisturized. The more frequently you moisten your hands, including the nails and cuticles, the better they will be. You can apply a nail cream that suits you best or put on your face moisturizer onto your nails. Remember to stay away from nail polish remover containing acetone so that your nails won’t be damaged.


3. Avoid fake nails

If you want to keep your nails healthy, avoid artificial nails. Artificial nails not only make it difficult to perform some daily tasks such as typing or writing but also damage your natural nails. Moreover, they can cause fungus and fungal type infections because many women are allergic to the adhesive products used to apply artificial nails. So wearing bare nails is more advisable than wearing artificial ones.


4. Eat a wide range of healthy foods

It’s necessary to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to keep your nails healthy. Vitamins and minerals, including silicon, sulphur, fatty acids, biotin and whole grains, are very good to nourish your nails. There are some foods that you can eat like broccoli, fish, almonds, onions and more.


5. Apply nail hardeners

Nail hardeners can really make your nails stronger. They coat your nails and help protect them from water damage. They also fill in fine crack and other imperfections that cause the fingernails to become brittle or peel.


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Neil Karen has 386 articles online and 17 fans

I am a doctor at a general hospital in Washington DC. I am interested in issues related to health and environment. Currently, I am also a freelance writer for a health magazine.

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This article was published on 2013/09/16