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Friday, September 6, 2013

Natural Nail Care Tips and Remedies



Nails are an important part of our hands so proper care of nails are necessary. Clean and healthy nails not only add beauty to our hands but also prevent many health problems caused by germs and bacteria.
Fragile nails are very common problem that are mainly due to iron deficiency. Iron should be taken in sufficient amounts. Foods rich in iron are liver, lean red meat, seafood, beans, soy beans, lentils, whole grains, spinach, turnip greens, tofu, vegetables, asparagus, parsley, watercress, chicken and turkey, nuts, blackstrap molasses, egg yolks, dried fruits, such as prunes, raisins, dates and apricots.
There are many more home remedies and useful tips for nail care. In this article we will discuss some simple natural nail care tips and remedies.
1. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice in a cup of water and soak your nails in this solution for few minutes. Now wash them with warm water and apply a moisturizer. This is a useful tip to remove stains from your nails.
2. Another useful tip is to massage your nails with cotton dipped in lemon juice and wash them after few minutes. With regular use of this remedy, your nails will become strong and shining.
3. Olive oil is one of the widely used home remedy for a number of beauty tips. To make your nails beautiful and shiny, daily application of olive oil is very useful.
4. Beetroots are rich in calcium and vitamin D. Daily intake of beetroots will make your nails beautiful. Also include other calcium rich foods such as milk.
5. Soak your nails in warm mustard oil for 8-10 minutes. Now rub them gradually so that blood circulation is normal. This should be done daily to make your nails healthy and strong.
6. Do not soak your nails for a long time in any high alkaline content. This will make damage to them.
7. Protect your nails from dyes because they take on the color of dyes.
8. Avoid tobacco as nails of tobacco smokers get discolored.
9. Constantly soaking the hands in detergent solution can cause irritation that may lead to a chronic nail infection.
10. Wear cotton gloves in summers to absorb sweat. This will prevent infection.
11. Cut your toenails straight and not curved. Incorrect nail cutting, foot injury and ill-fitting shoes may cause small fragments of the toenails to separate at the edges and grow into the skin.
12. Immerse your nails in warm olive oil for 15-20 minutes on alternate days. This is a useful tip to harden soft nails.
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