Wednesday, November 27, 2013

All About Nails

Your nails matter. So, it's important that they look good and stay healthy. Unfortunately, many of us deal with nail issues. Some of the most common are: weak nails, brittle nails, hangnails, and of course, chipped nail polish. To make sure your nails always look their best, here are some common nail issues...and how to fix them!

Got weak nails? Don't worry - it's a problem that many of us deal with. If you're not sure whether or not weak nails are an issue for you, ask yourself: Do your nails break easily or frequently? Do they peel? Do your nails tend to grow slowly? All of these are signs that you may hae weak nails. They can occur for many reasons, such as stress, harmful chemicals, and genetics.

To make your nails stronger, look for products with strengthening qualities. There are many clear nail polishes on the market that add strength to your nails over time. The Sally Hansen Miracle Cure and the OPI Natural Strengthener are both popular choices. Simply apply a coat of the polish every other day for the best results.

On the other hand, if you've got dry, brittle nails, you'll need to find a way to add some moisture back. This common nail problem is associated with certain diseases, however, it can also be linked to certain types of nail polish or a diet lacking in iron or zinc. If your nails feel brittle, the easiest solution is to add a multi-vitamin into your daily routine.

When you choose a multi-vitamin, make sure you choose one that includes: niacin, iron, calcium, zinc, vitamins A and C. In a few weeks, you'll start to notice a difference in the way your nails look and feel!

Nothing is more annoying than getting a hangnail. Unfortunately, they are super common. This happens when the skin that is around your nail becomes dry. This causes it to tear or split. Hangnails can be painful, so it's important to find ways to both deal with them and learn how to prevent them.

To deal with a hangnail, apply an anti-biotic cream and bandage the area. This will prevent any infection from happening in the future. If you want to prevent a hangnail from happening in the first place, moisture your hands with lotion often - especially after you wash your hands. This will give the skin around your nails the moisture it needs to stay healthy.

Don't you hate when your perfect nail colour starts to chip? To keep your nails looking beautiful, you'll need to do everything you can to avoid chipped nail polish. When you paint your nails, be sure that your nails are completely clean before you put on your base coat.

Next, when you paint your nail, keep each layer of polish thin - and give each layer plenty of time to dry in between. (Here's a tip: glitter nail polish adheres better to your nails, so why not go sparkly?) To finish, never forget your top coat of polish. This will seal the nail polish and help to prevent those unsightly chips!

Your nails can look great. It's all about taking care of them! By fixing these common nail issues, your nails will be better than ever in no time flat.

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