Nail care is important to practice when you are trying to grow out your finger nails, or have just gotten a fabulous manicure. Breaking your nails is just too easy to do with every day life. Healthy nails needs lots of care and maintenance to keep them strong, healthy and beautiful.
- The most important thing you can do to keep nails strong is to not use them as a tool. Don’t pick, open, poke, or scratch at anything with your nails. This can encourage the tips to break and peel.
- Wear gloves when cleaning or doing house work. Many household chemicals are harsh on your nails and can cause them to peel. You should also wear gloves when gardening or doing other household tasks that may be hard on your nails and may cause damage to them.
- Don’t bite your nails, and don’t peel off old nail polish. This will only cause them to become brittle and eventually get weak. This will result in your nails peeling or breaking. Avoid picking at your nails at all cost. If it’s a habit, chew on a straw instead.
Apply nail polish. A coat of nail polish, even clear polish, can strengthen the nail and seal it together. There are even types of nail polish created to strengthen your nails. As the polish starts to chip off, touch it up rather than using nail polish remover. If you do use polish remover, avoid types containing acetone, which dries out nails and causes peeling and breakage.
- Moisturize your hands twice a day. Nails need moisturizer the same way your skin does. When moisturizing your hands, rub lotion into your nails. Reapply after washing your hands. It will strengthen and maintain nail growth.
- Maintain a healthy diet full of vitamins. If your diet lacks protein and essential vitamins, your nails may become dry or brittle. If you suspect that your diet may be unbalanced and need help correcting it, consult a doctor and ask what you could do.