What's worse than a heartbreak? - To me, it's a nail break, that is so much worse than a heartbreak. I reckon that a lot of us, must have experienced this pain maybe once, twice, or many times in the past.
Everyone desires strong and lush-looking fingernails; however, a lot of us don't give them enough care, or don't know how to. In the end, our fingernails become brittle, flimsy, flaky, and all of the sudden, SNAP, and they are broken!
To prevent unwanted accidents, let's run quickly with me through the 5 super simple hacks for growing healthy and beautiful fingernails :)
1. Moisture the nail bed and the cuticles:
Adding moisture to your nail bed and cuticles minimises the negative effects of environmental stressors (pollution, harmful chemicals, etc) caused to your hands, prevents nails breakage and help your nails to grow. Moisturising your nail bed and cuticles could be done by applying nourishing hand cream and cuticle oils as these products are rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals.
2. Stop biting:
Biting nails seems like a tiny, harmless habit that some people keep on doing when stress attacks. However, biting habit can cause significant consequences; it damages the surrounding skin and cause your nails to become more prone to fungi and bacterial infection. Not only so, biting makes your nails appear bad, which will fail you a good impression with other people. So, please do try break the habit, I know you can do it.
3. Consume a nail-friendly diet:
Uptake your calcium, proteins and vitamins! If you missed your bio class when in school, you will now know that calcium, proteins and vitamins are essential elements for growing and strengthening nails. Calcium, proteins and vitamins are abundant in milk, cheese, egg, meats, fish, spinach, vegetables, and more.
4. Consider biotin supplements:
Biotin is a member of the Vitamin B family. Biotin has been proven to repair and multiples nail cells, that speed up growth, prevent chipping and improve overall nail health. According to NYU dermatologist Sumayah Jamal, a daily intake of 2.5 milligrams of biotin is ideal. There are a lot of biotin supplement products on the market. Do research, read reviews and ask a specialist before purchasing them.
5. Wear rubber gloves when doing dishes:
Wearing rubber gloves is a risky choice when it comes to doing dishes. You may slip and break some dishes, but trust me, breaking nails is so much more painful, unbearable!
When your hands dish-wash in water for a long period of time, they become waterlogged with harmful detergents, which dry and weaken the structure of your fingernails. From there, your nails easily crack that stunt growth.
This also goes for household chores. A rubber gloves will protect your hands and nails from damaging chemicals.
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