Many women desire long, healthy fingernails. But because we’ve been taking our nails for granted and neglecting them (and not taking care of them they way they should be cared for), many women end up with weak, brittle fingernails.
If you have been struggling to create healthier, longer, natural nails, not to worry! By the time you finish reading this article, you will know of 7 ways to encourage healthy fingernail growth so you can have the nails you desire quickly and easily.
1. Throw Away Your Fingernail Clippers And Buy A Good File
Throwing away your nail clippers and buying a good file is essential to promoting healthy nail growth.
Nail clippers cause small cracks or fractures to the nails each and every time you use them. This makes your nails more brittle, and makes them break, chip or peel much more easily.
Instead of clipping your nails, file them one to two times per week. And when you file your nails, make sure you file them in a downward direction.
2. Increase The Blood Circulation To Your Fingernails
Performing any type of task for which you use your hands, such as sewing or knitting, will encourage healthy nail growth.
Any form activities that uses your hands a great deal will make more blood flow toward your fingernails, and this in turn will help your nails to grow longer, stronger and faster.
3. Keep Your Hands Warm
If your hands are cold, your nails will grow more slowly. Especially during the colder months of the year, bring a pair of warm gloves with you wherever you go to ensure that your hands stay warm.
Doing so will help blood circulate to your fingernails so that your nails can grow more quickly.
4. Clean Your Nails Often
Wash your hands often, paying special attention to the nail area. You may want to use a nail brush to do a thorough job, especially if you can see any dirt underneath your fingernails.
All you need to do is to wet the nail brush with some soapy water and then scrub your nails well.
5. If Washing Dishes Or Using Cleaning Supplies, Wear Gloves
While dish detergent is great for cleaning dishes, it can wreak havoc on your nails, causing them to chip or peel.
If you are going to be washing dishes, be sure to wear gloves to protect your nails so that you do not damage them unnecessarily.
6. Apply Moisturizer To Your Nails And Cuticles
The next time you apply lotion or moisturizer to your hands, do not forget to also apply them on your nail and cuticle areas as well.
Moisturizing your nails essential for healthy nail growth.
7. Stop Biting Your Nails!
If you are going to take one step to encourage healthy nail growth, this should be it. Biting your nails causes a great deal of damage to the nail area, and slows down nail growth.
Try wearing nail polish to discourage yourself from biting your nails. If that is not enough, you can always rub something on them that tastes bad.
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