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5 Effective ways to strengthen nails; tips and tricks

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Tips to strengthen nails: Strong, healthy nails can be an indicator of good health, but sometimes our nails aren’t as strong as we’d like them to be.

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The good news is that we can always make changes to our lifestyle and habits to help strengthen nails and get them where we’d like. It is observed that many people take good care of their skin and face, but tend to ignore proper hygiene of feet and nails. According to experts, this small negligence can play foul to all your attempts at being beautiful. Though small in size, nails make for an important part of our body. Here are some tips that you can use to help strengthen your nails in no time.

# Lemon juice to remove stain marks and make your nails strong

Clean your nails with the juice of a slice of lemon to add strength as well as remove any discoloration marks on nails. Keeping your nails clean and hygienic is one of the prime rules of being healthy and well.

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# Wear gloves when working with water

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen or doing heavy household chores, make sure that you wear a glove to prevent nails from getting broken. It is observed that too much exposure to water or harsh elements tend to make the nails brittle, thus breaking easily. Always keep your hands clean and dry to avoid bacterial infections.

# Proper and regular moisturizing of hands

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In order to keep your nails nourished. The harsh rays of sun along with dust and pollution makes the ‘keratin’ nail coating weak, resulting in discoloration and splitting nails. It is suggested that you clean and moisturize your hand regularly to keep it nourished. Apply Vaseline or moisturizing lotion on your hand every night before going to sleep. Wear gloves and leave it overnight to find soft and beautiful hands in the morning.

# Opt for a balanced diet

Nails show your health condition; hence make sure that you are fit and healthy from within. Indulge in a proper lifestyle with balanced diet that comprise of various vitamins, iron, zinc and nutrient components, making you look beautiful from inside-out.

# Give your nails a break from polish

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Along those same lines, although nail polish looks nice, your nails need to breathe. Constant use of polish, even nontoxic polish, can weaken the nail.

After wearing nail polish for a week or so, remove the nail polish with an acetone-free polish remover, and then let your nails be polish-free for a week.

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