You take your supplements, you stopped biting your nails, and you gave up those weekly gel manicures. But alas, long and strong nails still seem like a pipe dream. If this sounds far too familiar, listen up. Hope is not completely lost! There are a few things you can do to encourage your nails to grow.
If you're not seeing the pretty tips you crave, you might need to rethink your diet. Eating protein and vitamin-enriched foods can help with nail growth.If you’re afraid you’re not getting enough from the foods you eat, make sure to take supplements like fish oils, flaxseed oil or another thing you can do for stronger nails is EAT GELATIN.I know it sounds weird, but gelatin helps nails grow long and strong.
KEEP EM' GROOMED
You should be applying a cuticle oil at least twice a day, more in winters due dryness in the air.Also give your nails a week in between before each polish application to allow them to breathe.It's best to turn to the nail polishes that do not contain harmful chemicals such a FORMALDEHYDE, TOLUENE and CAMPHOR.
PRACTICE SAVE REMOVAL
Acrylics and gels get a bad wrap when it comes to manicures. But it’s actually the removal process that can do the most harm to nails.To avoid damage make sure that you are properly removing your manicure every time.Never peel anything off your nails even regular polish!However if the damge is already done then double your water and vitamins intake and keeping nails as moisturized as possibleto combat the damage.Reversing the damage will take time , be patient.
USE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS
1.A NAIL FILE:
I recommend everyone have a great nail filer on hand at all times,be gentle however overfiling can also cause a lot of damage.
2.CUTICLE OIL AND CREAM:
Apply these every single day.
Don’t forget your hands when protecting from the sun and especially, if you use any type of UV lighting for any nail look.
These are very inexpensive and are a great tool to have when doing manicures at home.Pushing back your cuticles on a weekly basis will keep nails look clean.
5.A BASE COAT:
Never skip on applying a base coat,It is the most important step. A base coat allows the polish to go on smoothly and stay longer.
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