Dry, brittle nails can be a real problem for many people,
especially in the winter months. Just like your skin, your nails are greatly
affected by the elements and environmental factors that plague us in less than
ideal weather. We know that our skin can be sensitive, but what’s even more
fascinating? Our nails are “about 10
times more absorbent than skin.”
It can also become extremely costly to go to the pros to
keep your nails in the best shape possible. Don’t spend another day hoping that your nails won’t bend or break; save
your cash to splurge on something a little more fun than basic beauty upkeep!
Here are three DIY ways to make weak nails history.
Get In The Right Routine
If you spend a little bit of time each day, even just sixty
seconds, you can create better habits that will lead to stronger, suppler nails.
Here’s how to get started
Trim Regularly: Take the time to learn how to file
correctly and keep one with you as you travel for the most ease of opportunity.
Moisturize Throughout the Day: Making the time to moisturize
is imperative for strong, well-hydrated nails. Try one of the DIY products below to make the most of natural beauty
products you may already have at home.
Avoid Nervous Habits: When you fuss with your nails and
cuticles, you’re doing a lot more harm than you may realize. This common habit is not only troublesome
body language; it can also cause health problems if you cause abrasions to the
delicate skin around the nail by picking or biting.
Create Products Perfect for You
Utilizing natural ingredients can be a great way to save
money and get a healthier result, free of harsh chemicals and the like. Here
are three easy DIY nail strengtheners to try:
An Easy Oil Bath: Avocado, olive, argan, coconut, or
jojoba—they’re all great vitamin-rich options. Simply soak for 5-10 minutes;
massage into cuticles and nail, and rinse excess oil.
The Milk & Honey Soak: Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for
10-15 minutes. Rinse well. Apply cuticle oil. Protein from the eggs and calcium
from the milk will make those nails hard as rocks! Read More.
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tbs honey
Be Aware of Everyday Activities
There are many items you use and things you do that you do
each day that may affect your nails and their fragility. What can you watch out
for to make sure you’re not putting the pause on your strengthening progress?
Don’t Use Too Much Hand Sanitizer: Avoid alcohol-based
options, especially. The liquid can leave hands ultra-dry. Stick to the
traditional soap and water routine when possible and finish with moisturizer.
Be Careful when Working: We’re always using our hands, so it
makes perfect sense why our nails can end up experiencing more trauma than
other parts of our person. Whether it’s yard work or diving into the
dishes—wear gloves when it makes sense, and practice caution at all other
It doesn’t take a trip to the salon or spa to have the nice
nails; all it requires is the right knowledge and a little bit of time and
effort. Once you’ve settled into the pattern you’ll find it’s ultra-easy to
ensure the best upkeep for those fragile friends on your fingertips.