Having beautiful, strong, healthy nails isn’t exactly rocket science. A few quick treatments and a little effort in feeding, and that’s it! Follow these tips and you’ll love your nails again.
Lemon has the property to strengthen the nail and whiten it. For healthy and shiny nails, it is therefore the ideal ally. To take advantage of its benefits, you can soak your nails in a little fresh lemon juice every evening for ten days as a cure. This also works with bottled lemon juice. For even more effectiveness, you can massage your nails with a vegetable oil (sweet almond, argan, castor) and a drop of lemon essential oil.
The seeds of the castor, a small tree from the tropics, contain an oil that is unrivalled for strengthening nails. Apply it to your nails and massage it into your nails to make it penetrate well. After a few days, you will see results. Castor oil can also be used to treat nail fungus. Indispensable in the bathroom…
Strong and healthy nails also require a balanced diet. And a calcium deficiency makes nails soft and brittle! Sometimes spotted with white. Eat enough dairy products, and if you are lactose intolerant, know that calcium is found in good quantities in fruits and pulses, parsley, spinach, arugula, soya, eggs, sardines, anchovies, calcium-enriched vegetable milks, and some mineral waters.
Brewer’s yeast is one of those living ingredients containing good bacteria. It is extremely rich in vitamins E and B and minerals that play a role in nail and hair health. You can eat it in capsules (you can find some in the organic section of the supermarket, for example), or in flakes, which are delicious to spice up a salad dressing.
The right gesture
Girls who like to have pretty nails tend to file them. In this case, we must always file the nail in the same direction, because the return trips weaken or even double our nails.