5 beauty hacks to keep your nails healthy

Want healthy nails? Follow these simple yet effective DIY hacks.

Written by Chandni Kumar | New Delhi | Updated: July 26, 2016 4:51 pm
Woman's feet in bowl of water and rocks If you want to have healthy nails, then follow the DIY tips. (Source: Flickr/Lee Go)

Gone are the days when women used to leave their nails unadorned.These days you can see every other girl flaunting bright pops of colours and nail art. Although it looks pretty, applying nail polish constantly can leave behind a yellow tint on your nails. Also, it prevents your nails from breathing. Not a good practice, right? But the yellow tint is not always caused by nail polish. Other causes can be fungal infection, soritis, omeco licious and yellow nail syndrome. If you don’t want to be embarrassed with yellow, weak and brittle nails, then follow these 5 simple yet effective ways to keep your nails healthy.

Vitamin E: Vitamin E is great for blood circulation and nail growth problems. Put a few drops of vitamin E oil to your nails and cuticles and see the difference. It will soften your dry, weak and brittle nails.

Use moisturiser: If you have weak and brittle nails, then use petroleum jelly or a thick cream around your cuticle. It will help retain the moisture. In case you want to put moisturiser cream or jelly at night, then make sure you wear a pair of thin cotton gloves on your hands before you sleep.

Gel treatment: If you have a weak nail plate, then you should go for nail gel treatment. The UV light during the treatment can really make a world of difference.

Say no to pedicure and manicure: Love that U-shape which manicurists give to your nails? We suggest you stop. Often the pedicure or manicure instruments are not sterilised and can be home to bacteria, virus, fungi.

Stop biting your nails: Are you in the habit of biting your nails? If yes, then please stop. It not only makes you prone to germs but also leads to in-growth of nails.

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