Saturday, December 1, 2007


Your nails are an important part of your hands and they too need to be taken care of well. Well-kept hands with neat, clean, painted nails are a pleasure to behold. Dirty and unkept nails will make your hands look ugly. Your nails need to be strong and healthy for your hands to look beautiful. Here are a few tips on nail care.
To harden soft nails soak them in warm olive oil for about 20 minutes on alternate days.
For strong nails soak them in a mixture of horsetail.
To remove stains from your nails, mix one tablespoon of lemon juice in a cup of water and soak your nails in this liquid for a few minutes.
It is not a good idea to remove the cuticles from your nail, as it will make the nail susceptible to infection.
If you use nail polish then do not use acetone polish removers.
When you wear nail polish, give your nails a break from time to time. Leave them without polish for a few days.
For natural nail polish rub petroleum jelly on your nails then buff with a soft cloth.
If you have brittle nails or split or dull nails then here are a few vitamins that will help you:
Organic Silica: this will increase the growth of nails and prevent them from becoming brittle.
Essential Fatty Acids: Found in most oils are good for healthy and strong nails.
Vitamin B especially B5: Important for healthy skin and nails.
MSM (Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane): important for healthy nails. Ensure that you follow a hand care regime, even it means only applying moisturizer on your hands. Even if you do this regularly it will go a long way in making your hands look better.

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