DIY tips: How to whiten damaged nails

Struggling to get rid of yellow nails? Just follow these simple tips.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: May 13, 2016 4:42 pm
white nails, healthy nails, lifestyle news Preparing a mixture of glycerine, rose water and lemon juice could help whiten nails. (Photo: Flickr.com)

‘Stained or yellow nails are not at all appealing. Prepare a mixture of glycerine, rose water and lemon juice, eat well and more to get white nails’, says an expert.

Bharti Taneja, a beauty expert, aesthetician and cosmetologist and Founder-Director of ALPS, suggests how:

For turning your nails bright and white, try this super home remedy. Prepare a mixture containing an equal amount of glycerine, rose water and lemon juice and apply this concoction on your nails after thoroughly washing it. Leave it for three to five minutes and wash it off.

Massage your nails for 10 minutes after dipping them in almond oil every night before bed to make them stronger from within. The almond oil will nourish your talons; preventing brittleness, boosting nail growth and adding whiteness.

Healthy nails are always white. So aim for maintaining optimum health of nails by eating right. Nails consist of a keratin component – a hard protein. Therefore, it becomes important to have a wholesome diet containing necessary vitamins, especially, B-complex, vitamin-E; for boosting the keratin formation and keep your nails healthy. This will not only nourish, but also boost the growth of nails. So, aim for long and strong talons by consuming B-complex enriched foods such as fish, egg, beans, broccoli, milk and milk products, potatoes, red meat and more.

Go for some eye-catching shades of nail paints. Also, trending these days are those soak off nail-paints that last for 20 days and are very useful for those who complain of the chipping of nail polish on a regular basis.

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