How to transform dry and weak nails back to health

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Brittle nails are mainly caused by aging combined with excessive exposure to water, harsh chemicals and constantly changing your nail polish colour. There are plenty of other health related causes such as eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections and so much more. Here are some helpful solutions to getting your nails back in shape.

1. Keeping a healthy diet will not only benefit your nails but the overall health of your body. Include nutrients your body needs to function at its best and this will show up in your hair, skin and nails. Maintain a diet that’s high in minerals, healthy fats , proteins and vitamins.

2. It’s so important to keep your hands hydrated, moisturise as often as you can with a hand cream that is not only good for the skin but also for the nails and cuticles .

3. Generally nail polish removers are drying to nails, try changing your nail colour less frequently to avoid using nail polish remover too often. Shop for nail polish removers that don’t contain acetone.

4. The powerful and combination of olive oil and lemon juice can be used for a number of natural beauty remedies and it works on your nails as well. The olive oil strengthens and repairs the cuticle and the zesty lemon juice brightens stained nails while fixing frail and damaged nails.

Just mix about 3 tablespoons of olive oil to 1 tablespoon to lemon juice, pop the mixture in the microwave until it’s lukewarm and proceed to massage each nail then immerse every fingertips in the mixture for 15 to 20 minutes. Leave it on overnight and rinse off in the morning.