I have to constantly strengthen my nails. Otherwise, they become thin, begin to break, peel, and sometimes even turn yellow. I still haven’t succeeded in finding for me one single tool that helps to solve this problem. Therefore, I use several means and methods at the same time.
Every time, having decided that it is time to help my nails, I do the same procedures. They are constant, except when you want to try a new one. Among the first and most important of them – the organization of proper nutrition.
In my opinion, it is with food that you can replenish most of the vitamins necessary for the body. I do not change the diet completely, I prepare dishes that all members of my family love. It always contains vegetables and fruits.
But for myself, I still make some supplements as obligatory – I eat dairy products (milk, kefir, cottage cheese or yogurt), fish, and also lean on dates. These products contain vitamins and calcium, which are necessary for strong nails.
In case of emergency, when the nails literally fall apart (for me it happens quite often), I also drink the vitamin complex. Previously, the usual saw Komplivit. About a year ago, she switched to Complivit Calcium D3 – it more effectively compensates for the lack of calcium and prevents brittle nails. It is quite inexpensive – about 130 rubles.
Usually the ingredients for nail baths are quite simple. My favorite – with sea salt. It strengthens the nails and replenishes the missing minerals. To make it, you need three tablespoons of salt without additives, pour it into a small bowl and mix it with a glass of warm water.
I used to do it while watching my favorite TV shows. For 15-20 minutes I put my fingers in a bowl, and then rinse my hands and apply them with a nourishing hand cream. You can make such baths as often as necessary. They are completely harmless.
Shop funds to strengthen
After the cream is thoroughly absorbed, I once again wash my hands and put on my nails a firming agent from the Smart Enamel series. On the shelves of their stores are many. I prefer alternating restoring and strengthening means of the Frenchi brand. They are not very expensive (something around 100 rubles), but it fully justifies my expectations.
The use of such tools allows you to slightly strengthen the nails and maintain their integrity throughout the day. The more layers I apply, the stronger the nails become, but the less time the tool holds.
Quite often I rub my nails with iodine. Apply with a cotton swab on the nail plate and leave without washing. At first the nails become brownish-yellow, but after 10-12 hours it passes. This procedure makes the nails stronger and more elastic.
It is more convenient to do this before bedtime so that the iodine absorbs well and there is no urgent need to wet your hands.
A couple of times a week I try to please my nails with a massage. To do this, I drop on them quite a bit of pharmacy vitamin A and vitamin E, and I rub them in the nails with the fingers of my other hand. It also gives a very good result.
About once a month, and sometimes a little less, I spend time with nail masks. The most favorite and frequent is lemon. For her, I cut the lemon into two halves and put my fingers straight into the flesh.
Lemon juice not only strengthens the nails, but also brightens the nail plates, as a result of which they look healthier. After 15 minutes, simply wash your hands and spread them with cream.
As you can see, everything is very simple. You just need to find time for nail care, and after a couple of weeks you can enjoy the first results.
How do you strengthen your nails?