How To Keep Nails In Good Health

Beauty and Wellness

Hindustan Times


By  Mehak Pal
Published Oct 08, 2021

Having clean and healthy nails are essential to one's hygiene, hence it is crucial to have a proper nail care routine

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Here are a few tips to help one build a proper nail care routine

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Using nail-polish remover to clean your nails works effectively as it removes the accumulated dirt and bacteria

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 Try to keep your nails short and give them a good shape as they are prone to breakage 

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Be careful while trimming your nails to prevent any damage to the cuticles 

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Use gentle nail paints as harsh polishes may include chemicals that lead to brittleness, dryness and thinning

Apply a basecoat to prevent the nails from staining. A topcoat may also be applied to prevent nail polish chipping

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Make sure to moisturise your nails properly with almond or coconut oil as dry nails are more susceptible to cracking and breaking

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Make sure to add foods that contain protein and omega-3 fatty acids to your diet as they boost keratin production and moisturise the nails

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Avoid biting your nails as it causes infection and damages the cuticles

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