Now we all know much first impressions matter right? From your clothes to your shoes, everything tells a lot about you. Nail appearance also has quite an influence on creating a good/bad first impression.
A simple question. Who would you rather like to shake hands with, someone with neat and healthy nails or someone with broken or discoloured nails? Taking care of how your nails look and if they are healthy is not only about impressions.
It is important to do so as nail appearance says a lot about your overall health as well. Healthy shiny nails are as important for anyone as wearing a beautiful and perfect dress with the right footwear and accessories.
Have nail problems? Read on below this amazing guide to healthy shiny nails:
Apple Cider Vinegar:
For discolored or brittle nails make a habit of soaking them into apple cider vinegar once a day. The acids and nutrients contained in apple cider vinegar makes the nails strong and keep them from yellowing or breaking too.
Nettle tea is an ancient and effective remedy for numerous problems. It boosts the growth and health of both hair and nails. It is enriched with minerals that form new nail tissues. Take dried nettle leaf 2-3 teaspoons in hot water (1 cup) for ten minutes. Take this once a day for stronger nails.
Take fresh orange juice and soak your nails for 10 minutes. Do this regularly to give your nails a dose of antioxidants. It enhances the look, growth and strength of nails. Rinse thoroughly so that all the citric acid is removed. Apply a natural moisturiser of coconut, flaxseed or olive oil.
Using rose water on a daily basis restores the natural pink tint of your nails. For nail spots, wash them with rose water with bit of lemon juice. Repeat this method thrice a week to get shiny and healthy nails.
Coconut oil is the king of all the natural ingredients. For eating, applying or for cooking, it possesses numerous benefits. Massage your nails with cold-pressed coconut oil preferably organic. Your cuticles and skins shall feel healthier and shiny too.
Take warm water and few drops of olive oil and soak your nails in it. Massage both your nails and cuticles softly with warm olive oil a while later. Do this daily to make your nails shiny and restore their healthy gleam.
Massage your nails with a good quality petroleum jelly to restore their shiny look. Do this after every bath and before going to sleep. Petroleum jelly keeps your bright by retaining their natural moisture.
Butter contains numerous nutrients like sodium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and Vitamins A, B and E. These bring a shine to your nails. All you need to do is massage for a few minutes to your cuticles and nails with butter. Wash your hands especially with lukewarm water and repeat this remedy regularly.
Water makes your skin glow and nails shine. Drinking lots of water restores the sheen and cleansing your nails using warm water keeps them neat. Water helps in removing the dull and dead layer from them making them glossy.