Natural Alternatives for Treating Brittle Nails

If you suffer from brittle nails and would like nothing better than to go through a day without having to worry about if your nails are up for the challenge, there are a number of ways to treat your brittle nails naturally.  Do you wish you had long and strong beautiful nails, but were instead genetically gifted with brittle nails that constantly chip or break? Then here are some day spa-approved ways to strengthen your nails naturally from the premier manicurists at Athena Salon and Spa in Windsor.

What you feed your body makes a big impact on the overall health of your body, and this includes your nails. Make sure to eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies, especially cauliflower as it is rich in biotin. Biotin is a naturally occurring nutrient that helps to thicken and strengthen fingernails from the inside out. Other foods high in biotin include lentils, peanuts, and legumes.

Almond oil applied to a cotton swab and massaged onto your nails and cuticles can help to strengthen your nails naturally. It is quickly absorbed into the nail bed and should be applied after washing dishes or having your hands and fingers in water. Almond oil is a better and more natural alternative to chemical nail-strengtheners.

By gently tapping your fingertips against hard surfaces you can increase blood flow to your nails which will help them to grow long and strong. Just make sure not to tap on your actual fingernail as this can cause cracking and breaking.

Regular nail maintenance will help to ensure that your nails remain strong and healthy; this includes regular manicure treatments at Athena Salon and Spa. You may also want to consider buying a cute pair of rubber gloves to wear whenever you are doing the dishes. Harsh soaps and water are guaranteed nail destroyers, so make sure to keep those digits protected.

While it may not sound very appetizing, regularly drinking fresh horsetail tea will encourage healthy nail growth. Naturally high in silicon, an element that promotes healthy nails, horse tail tea can be made boiling 1 cup of water, pouring it over 1 tsp of fresh horsetail and allowing it to steep for five minutes before straining and drinking.

By keeping these simple tips in mind you can achieve the kind of long and healthy nails that you’ve always wanted.

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Sarah Wozniak

Staff Writer, Page1 Online Marketing

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