Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Natural nail care tips

Natural nail care tips

As we all know that nail is the true mirror of your overall health. Therefore, it is very essential to make a proper nail care routine. Natural nail care process is free from chemicals, hence very useful for you. Here are some natural nail care tips:

Natural nail care tips

- In order to prevent fragile nails, which is a very common problem related to the nails health, eat iron containing foods. Some good sources of natural iron are-liver, lean red meat, seafood, beans, soy beans, lentils, whole grains, spinach, turnip greens, tofu, vegetables, asparagus, parsley, watercress, chicken and turkey, nuts, blackstrap molasses, egg yolks, dried fruits, such as prunes, raisins, dates and apricots.

-  In order to remove stains from your nail – soak your hand in the mixture of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice + a cup of. After few minutes, wash your nails with warm water and apply a moisturizer.

-  For getting strong and shiny nails – massage your nails with a cotton dipped in lemon juice, after massage wash them with clean water. Try to do this on a regular basis.

- Another natural nail care remedy is the use of olive oil for your nail care routine. In order to get beautiful, shiny nails - daily application of olive oil is very useful.

- Beetroots are loaded with natural calcium and vitamin D. Daily intake of beetroots will make your nails beautiful. You can also increase your calcium intake by drinking milk.

- For healthy and strong nails, try to soak your nails in warm mustard oil for 8-10 minutes. Now, massage and rub them gradually to normalize the blood circulation.

- Do not soak your nails for a long time in any high alkaline content. This will make damage to them.

- Try to protect your nails from dyes, harsh chemicals like detergents. Wear a good quality rubber glove while working with such chemicals.

- Avoid tobacco as nails of tobacco smokers get discolored.

- Immerse your nails in warm olive oil for 15-20 minutes on alternate days. This is a useful tip to harden soft nails.

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