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How to take care of your nails - 3 important rules

We usually take interest in proper nail care when we notice the breakage and splitting - which is to say when it is too late. The question "how to take care of nails" should have been asked way earlier and then we should stick to a simple routine which will help our nails grow properly and look healthy and beautiful every single day.

1. Helping the nails from the inside

The nail care should begin from the within, which means taking care of our organism with a balanced diet, full of high quality, nourishing ingredients. Vitamins from the B group (B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9) present in grains, eggs and legumes will help us achieve good health and strong nails. Just as vitamins A and E as well as zinc, iron and megnesiu - all we need to do is incorporate sunflower or pumpkin seeds, cacao, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and dried fruits into our diet.

If we struggle with deficiency of certain elements we can always reach out for diet supplements, also for the ones designed for people who want to improve their nails and complexion - such supplements are immediately available in drugstores and often contain zinc, yeast and horsetail extract.

When we wonder how to take care of our nail from the within it is important to remember about staying hydrated, we need to drink at least two litres of water per day.

2. What should you avoid to get better nails?

Taking care of your nails also include avoiding certain situation and factors. If there is an easy way to help our nails recover then why not take a chance? Long exposure to UV radiation has a bad effect on our body and our hands. We often forget about protecting our hands with creams containing SPF making them vulnerable to sunburns which create long lasting sunspots which are tricky to remove.
You should also avoid soaking your hands for too long, always remember to use protective gloves during cleaning and while handling detergents.

Often we aren't aware of our harmful habits - we should once and for all stop the burdensome ( and not very aesthetically pleasing) habit of biting nails and picking the cuticles. If you are striving to have stronger and better nails you should think about eliminating a few problematic factors - sometimes nailcare is easier then you think.

3. Treatments for nails

If household remedies aren't enough to take care of our nails, the nail treatments offered in cosmetic salons might just do the trick. Treatments that include oils and plant butter like Shea Butter are great moisturisers that penetrate deeper into nail plate. There are special types of manicures which are dedicated to the weak and brittle nails. One of them is Japanese Manicure which really is a deep and thorough nail treatment - different types of special powders and dust which strengthen and nourish damaged nail plate. Using a mineral base and protein base also has a beneficial effect on a nail growth and it protects the nail from mechanical damage. But you don't need to leave your home take care of your nails. We all should remember about the everyday and regular moisturizing of the hands. Using hand creams with active ingredients will certainly help to improve the condition of our weakened nails

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