Tips to Get Long and Healthy Nails

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Do you want beautiful long and healthy nails? Try these tips to accomplish just that.

Nail File: Do you share your nail file? Well do not anymore. This is a total germ – trapper and can cause serious damage to your nails.

Moisturize: Did you know that nails need to be hydrated just like your skin? Nails can become cracked or brittle if they are dry. Dehydrated cuticles can cause infected hangnails, so remember to moisture daily.

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Stop Biting: Biting your nails is a nervous habit but it is also a nasty habit. It can cause bacterial skin on your hands to enter your mouth. By not doing this your nails will grow and you can do anything with them.

Nail Gel: Do not wear nail gels anymore. It will leave your nails dry, brittle, and unlikely to grow. It can damage your nails badly and you will have a harder time making them the way you like.

No Picking: Don’t you hate the chipped nail polish on your nails? Well do not pick it off. While picking off the nail polish you also pick off the top layer of your nail bed. It forms a weak base to your nails.

Nails: As Tools: Stop using nails for everything you do. Like peeling labels or unfastening a key ring because these can easily damage or break your nails. Have other tools around to make sure your nails grow strong and healthy.

Vitamins: Make sure to get plenty of vitamin H (biotin). This will promote growth and strength in your nails. Eat whole grains, mushrooms, bananas, salmon, and avocado because they all have a great source of biotin. Consume 30 to 40 micrograms per day.

Manicuring: To help grow your nails long you should shape and care for your base. File them and make sure to trim your cuticles. Also start with a clean and healthy nail so you have no problems.

  1. Stefan says

    While geared towards women one thing I was always told was to never bite your nails. Will pass on these tips to my gf though!

  2. Tiffany VanSickle says

    Great tips! I need to moisturize my nails more often and stop picking my polish off.

  3. Ave says

    I did not know that the nails have to be moisturized too! I use hand cream daily, but I think I should find something specific for cuticles.

  4. Holly @ Woman Tribune says

    These are some really great tips. I have had some trouble getting my nails healthy after biting them for so many years. Getting a manicure certainly does wonders for your nails!

  5. Farrah says

    I’ve been taking Biotin the last several months to help my nails and hair. Thank you for the great tips!

  6. Diane says

    These are great tips. I didn’t know about taking Biotin. I will give it a try, thanks!

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