Easy home remedies to strengthen weak nails
Say no to weak brittle nails
There are many reasons why your nails may become brittle, ranging from frequently polishing them, health issues such as anemia, aging, being exposed to chemicals found in water as well as nutritional deficiencies. The good thing is, there are some home remedies for weak nails which you can try for stronger, healthy nails.
1. Using olive oil and lemon juice.
In a small bowl, mix a table spoon of olive oil and a table spoon of lemon juice and mix the two. Apply the mix on each nail and massage your nails, which pushing down your cuticles. Once you have massaged each nail, soak them in the solution for about two minutes then dry your and wear cotton gloves to bed. This work best during bedtime. If you don’t want to sleep with the gloves, you could soak your nails in the solution for about 10-15 minutes, rinse with water, moisturize the hands and repeat twice a week for strong and healthy nails.
2. Using sea salt, lemon juice and olive oil.
Sea salt helps strengthen the nails while lemon slows down the growth of cuticles. Mix two table spoon of sea salt and one table spoon of lemon juice and a few drops of olive oil into a bowl of warm water and soak your nails in this solution for 10-15 minutes. Then, rub the nails with a slice of lemon. After 5 minutes, rinse your nails and moisturize them with olive oil. Put cotton gloves on while sleeping. If you repeat this every other day, you will have strong healthy nails and soft hands.
3. Just olive oil.
If you have no time, simply rubbing olive oil or soaking your nails in a small bowl of olive oil will help strengthen your nails. Not only is olive oil extremely nourishing and moisturizing, but it’s also easily absorbed into the skin, including the nails. If you can, once you have soaked your nails in olive oil, massage them with Vitamin E which you can buy from the pharmacy. This will leave your nails super strong, light and healthy.
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