care is very important to keep your hands looking nice
and your nails free from infection and disease. What
are nails made of? They are made of a hard protein
called keratin. Our nails protect our fingers from
injury and as long as we take good care of them they
will keep protecting our fingers and toes. It takes
around 90 days for our fingernail and toenails to grow
from the base to the tip. So, we need to care of them
and make sure they do not become weak or brittle.
What do you do to keep your nails healthy? Nail care
is very important, just as important as keeping your
body and hair clean.
First eat foods that have calcium, iron, vitamin B and
potassium. Need ideas? Seafood, dairy products, celery,
and soy are rich in these nutrients. Your nails need
these nutrients to help with every day nail care.
You should drink 8 glasses of water each day to keep
your body from dehydrating and yes, that includes your
nails. Drinking water is essential to nail care. Your
nails need water just like your hair and body. If your
nails are splitting or are weak it could be from not
drinking enough water.
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 moisturize after swimming and use sunscreen on your
hands. Remember your nails are an extension of your body
and caring for your nails is just like the rest of your
To protect your fingernails while washing dishes, gardening,
or cleaning with any type of harsh chemical remember
to wear gloves. If your nails are brittle, do not use
perfumed lotions that have alcohol as this will cause
the nails to become brittle.
Do not bite your nails. Not only is this bad for your
nails, but it also bad for your teeth. This habit is
sure not nail care. 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 tools is never a good idea.
Soaps and cleaners will dry out your hands and nails;
to always use a hand lotion or cream after washing
Remembering all the above suggestions will help you
with your nail care.
Now, you will be able to enjoy healthy nails that will
look great and will be ready to painted or polished.
Clean and healthy nails will in fact help when you go
to the nail salon to get that manicure. The technician
will be impressed with how healthy your nails have become
by following the above tips.
Always when using your hands for the many tasks you
do daily remember to use proper nail care to ensure healthy
nails from the start of each day. Nail care will keep
your hands beautiful through every job you do.