Are ridged, brittle and dented nails a part of your beauty worries? These are the common undesirable nail conditions many women even men normally suffer. Don’t take this for granted as unhealthy nails will reflect those who owns them :P. Seriously though, you cannot take this for granted. May these tips for healthier nails help you achieve those smooth, without pits or grooves fingernails.
Trim and file your fingernails regularly
Trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve. Match your nail shape to that “moon” (white part) at your cuticle. Don’t file your naturally oval-shaped nails to square-ish as it weakens it and will most likely to break. Trim your nails and file your fingernails when they’re soft, such as after bathing.
Limit your use of polish removers
Be aware that polish removers contain alcohol and other solvents that dry nails out, making them more prone to breakage and splitting.
DON’T Bite your fingernails or pick at your cuticles!
You will damage the nail bed if you make this a habit. Even a minor cut alongside your fingernail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter and cause an infection.
Avoid nail products containing formaldehyde
Check your nail-hardening product as they contain this chemical. It can cross link the keratin protein in your nails. It may make nails harder, it will at the same time make them so stiff that they become brittle and can actually break MORE easily.
Massage your nail beds
probably this is the easiest way to maintain strong nails. Doing this increases blood flow to your nails, which stimulates nail growth and keeps them healthier.