Human nails can be as strong as a horse’s hooves, according to research. But it’s still easy to break or chip them! Other normal problems are cracking, which can be caused by dryness or too much moisture, excessive use of nail polish remover, and so on. Fortunately, there are many simple natural remedies that can help you achieve beautiful nails, as if you just walked out of the salon.
O awesome.club discovered some of these remedies especially for you, reader. Take a look and try it out! But, before trying any treatment, always look for a specialist if you notice a problem with your nails. Follow up!
1. Apply cucumber
If your nails are brittle, you can naturally get rid of the problem by applying cucumber. It is not only rich in vitamins A, E, B1, B2, B3 and C, but also contains calcium and iron. Simply soak your nails in cucumber juice extract for 5 minutes.
2. Use Vick’s VapoRub
While this ointment is known to cure coughs and colds, it can also work wonders for fighting nail fungus. A study published in Journal of American Board of Family Medicine showed that using Vick Vaporub can help heal brittle nails and fight fungus. You can apply it on the affected area once a day.
3. Rub olive oil tea tree on the nails
Known for its amazing antifungal properties, tea tree It also helps keep nails healthy. You can use this essential oil to treat nail fungus by applying it with a cotton swab.
4. Rub lemon juice with baking soda
To whiten your nails at home, rub them with a slice of lemon or apply the juice with a cotton ball and leave it on for ten minutes. For a deeper clean, mix lemon juice with baking soda until it forms a fine paste and rub it into your nails with a toothbrush.
5. Consume horsetail tea
Horsetail has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking two cups of horsetail herb tea is a simple and easy way to keep your nails strong and prevent them from breaking too often.
6. Apply oregano oil
Oregano oil can be used as an alternative to tea tree, to keep your nails healthy. This oil contains thymol, which has been proven to have amazing antibacterial properties. If you have nail fungus or bacterial problems, gently rub your nails with a cotton swab dipped in oregano oil.
7. Eat foods rich in biotin
To make nails grow faster, it is essential to consume foods rich in biotin, a type of vitamin B. According to a study, biotin is able to transform weak nails into strong nails in just a few weeks. Some foods rich in this vitamin are: nuts, cauliflower, boiled eggs, bananas and mushrooms. Include them in your daily diet.
8. Massage your nails with coconut oil
Coconut oil can nourish and moisturize your nails and keep your cuticles healthy. Place a few drops of this oil on your nails and massage until absorbed. By doing this, you will make your nails stronger and healthier.
9. Soak your nails in apple cider vinegar diluted in water
To treat infected nails, soak them in a solution made with equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. Keep them submerged for about 30 minutes. If you don’t have time, apply apple cider vinegar to infected nails using a cotton swab.
10. Use garlic
Garlic is used for a lot of things, and it’s also a great product for curing toenail fungus. Garlic cloves contain antimicrobial properties, which can prevent the fungus from spreading. Crush some garlic cloves, make a paste and apply it to the infected area.
Weak nails can also be a sign of another health problem. If you are not sure if the problem is just cosmetic, it is advisable to consult a doctor before trying these natural remedies.
Have you used any of these natural remedies? How do you deal with the problem of brittle nails? Comment!
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