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We have left no stone unturned in the search for healthier nails
Nails are much more complicated than you think. What you see on the surface has actually been in the works for a long time. So if you are looking for how to grow your nails, you have come to the right place.
If you’re looking after them from the inside out, it’s likely to lead to your nails splitting and peeling. Not sure how to keep it from happening? Here are five easy steps you can follow for healthier and stronger nails.
How To Grow Your Nails In Five Simple Steps
We have been extolling the values of using oil on our hair, skin, even our gums for ages, so why not use the magic elixir on your nails too? Whether your nails are brittle due to one too many shellac manicures, or they are relatively healthy and you just want to give them a boost, it is worth investing in a cuticle oil.
Try Cowshed’s Apricot Nourishing Cuticle Oil, £ 8 at Fabled. It contains pure essential oils and botanical extracts that nourish your nails from within.
File in one direction
If the file is particularly rough, just file in one direction to avoid splitting the nail. If you can, invest in a crystal file. They seal the nail as you go, so you do not end up with any small splits. Try Leighton Denny Small Crystal Nail File, £ 12.50 at Sandals. It is basically the Rolls Royce of nail files.
Fingernails become softer and more likely to split, break and peel when exposed to water and dried frequently. Wear rubber gloves when washing dishes, wiping your floor or doing other household chores that require putting your hands in water.
Moisturize your hands
One of the biggest reasons for splitting and peeling your nails is lack of moisture. Especially after you wash your hands and dry them. Use a hand cream that contains vitamin E to replenish any hydration lost. Keep a bottle of Floris Sefiro luxury hand lotion, £ 22 at FabledNext to your bathroom sink, and a small pipe from L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, £ 8 at FabledIn your pocket.
For extremely dry, brittle nails lather them in hand cream or Vaseline, £ 1.50 in boots. Then, cover them in a cling film for 10 minutes to allow the petroleum jelly to sink in.
Get a manicure
Manis are a great way to relax, unwind and make your nails look good. However, they are also very beneficial for the health of your nails and your hands. All the techniques they use will keep your nails soft, which will keep them from splitting as they grow.