Long nails can be beautiful and sensual when cared for
properly. Many women want nails that are long but are
always breaking or chipping their nails. You can use
to help your natural nail become more durable.
Long nails are easy to achieve when using artificial
nails such as acrylic, wraps, or gel. The most important
thing to remember is how to care for your nails,
so they stay long.
Washing your hands and nails on a regular basis will
in fact help your nails stay long and beautiful. Long
nails can trap bacteria under the nail, so as long as
you are washing your nails regularly and every time you
come in contact with any type of debris your nails should
be fine. Remember that soaps and cleaners will dry out
your hands and nails, so keep a quality hand lotion or
cream with you so you can apply it after washing your
What do you do to keep your long nails healthy?
First eat foods that have calcium, iron, vitamin
B and potassium. Need ideas? Seafood, dairy products,
and soy are rich in these nutrients. Your nails
need these nutrients
to help them stay long and beautiful.
You should drink 8 glasses of water each day to keep
your body from dehydrating and yes, that includes your
nails. If your nails have a tendency to split or
are weak it could be from
not drinking enough water.
Long nails can become brittle during the summer months
while you are enjoying the fun in the sun and swimming.
Sun and chlorine can make your nails brittle. Remember
to use moisturizer after swimming and use sunscreen on
your hands. Remember your long nails are an extension
of your body and caring for your nails is just like the
rest of your body.
To protect your long nails while washing dishes, gardening,
or cleaning with any type of harsh chemical, remember
to wear gloves. If your nails become brittle do
not use any type of lotion of with alcohol content. As
has a drying
effect and can cause the nails to become brittle.
Quit using your nails to scrape stuff off the counter
top, or off of the dishes, and do not use them to open
letters. Using your nails as a tool is never a good idea.
You can achieve long nails just by caring for them.
Your nail technician can also give you some great ideas
on how to keep your nails long and beautiful.