Published: 01/05/2013 - Updated: 02/08/2018
Hands are our introducing letter, however, smooth and well maintained hands always go well with healthy and clean nails, to make them look perfect. There are several cares we should consider when talking about our nails.
For your manicure at home:
- Before applying polish, pass cotton with water over nails, to be sure to remove the acetone or cleaner residue to prevent the color set.
- With a cotton swab, spread around them a little Vaseline to avoid failing while painting.
- To avoid hangnails, give massage to your nails and cuticles with avocado oil at night.
- And to strengthen them, make a tea with a teaspoon of ponytail and a glass of boiling water every day.
Your nails also feed, to avoid being brittle. Blend a cucumber sliced with skin and add a dash of rosemary tea, introduce nails or 10 minutes in the solution and wash. Do it daily and if you are consistent, in a month you will see that they are less fragile.
If they break a lot, probably is due to a deficiency of nutrients, so it is important to include in your diet foods rich in vitamin "A" and "B" as spinach, carrots, seafood, melons, peaches, egg, broccoli, wheat germ and brewer's yeast. Also filing your nails rounded prevents breakage.
Another way to strengthen, especially in cold weather when it is normal to break them easily, is to drink a tea with a spoonful of dried ponytail and ½ cup of boiling water. When cool, put your fingers and remove in five minutes. It is necessary to practice during 15 days.
Diet is also important. For strong nails, consume five almonds every day for two months. This will increase the calcium content, fat and protein, necessary to strengthen them, which will prevent breakage and also will make them grow.
Repair your broken nails
You can patch a broken long fingernail; you just need a tea bag, unused. Cut a piece of paper large enough to cover the crack on both sides of the nail, place it and apply a coat of clear nail polish, bend down and rub varnish. Then let it dry.
Aware your nails with this nourishing oil. You just need to mix:
- 1 teaspoon of almond oil
- 5 drops of vitamin "E"
- 2 drops of lemon essential oil
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of essential oil of patchouli
To apply it, wash your hands and clean your nails with a special brush; put your hands in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes. Wet a washcloth with hot water and when it is warm, place it on the nail, leave it there until it cools, apply a few drops of oil, giving a massage, and let it absorb. You can use it daily before bedtime.
Whenever you take off the varnish with acetone, it is important that you remove the remains of this substance, as it can damage some surface of your nails. To achieve strong and beautiful nails, dip a cotton ball in white vinegar, pass it the same way you do with acetone, wash with warm water, and dry well.