Nailing It: Tips And Tricks For Keeping Your Nails Strong

Posted on: 28 September 2016


Your nails are a good indicator of your overall health – if there's something chronically wrong with them, it's a sign that you probably are missing a few vital nutrients in your every day life. But if you find that your nails are constantly weak and brittle no matter how many clean bills of health you get from your doctor, it's hard to know what to do to strengthen them besides wearing protective hand gear at all times. So what are you to do about it? If you're looking for a few tips and tricks for keeping your nails strong no matter what they encounter, then here's what you need to know.

Cut Them Regularly

Just like cutting your hair keeps it healthy and pruning back a bush allows it to grow better, taking care to regularly cut your nails will keep them both strong and healthy. Letting your nails grow out may be easier for you in the short run, because you won't have to spend any time trimming them, but in the long run you'll have to deal with more tears, breaks, and cracks in the top of your nail – and the time dealing with those maladies adds up. Trimming your nails every three to seven days (depending on how fast they grow) will keep them under control and less prone to messy breakages.

Treat Their Health

Your nails can get sick just as much as the rest of your body can, so it's important to give them treatments every couple of weeks or so. No, you don't have to go to the spa to get this done, either – most supermarkets sell these nail treatments next to the rest of their polishes. They look almost like an ordinary bottle of nail polish, but will generally say nail treatment on the front or give a few examples of what the solution will do for your nails (strengthen them, moisturize them, replenish nutrients, etc.) when applied. You should also make sure to regularly take a multivitamin to ensure that your nails are as healthy as can be; Vitamins B and C, along with zinc and iron, will keep your nails both strong and healthy. For more information about vitamins, contact Corner Drugs or a similar company.

Polish Them Up

No matter if you're a guy or a girl, having polish on your nails is a foolproof way to make them exponentially stronger. Even just a simple coat or two of clear topcoat creates a nail less likely to break or tear even under pressure. If you're a little worried or embarrassed about what others might think when they see your nails, don't worry – a good topcoat is basically invisible unless someone's really looking at your nails up close, and if you're worried about the shine from the polish, there are great matte topcoats available on the market.