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Having Healthy Nails

Having Healthy Nails: Whether you like them long, short, or stiletto-style, there is no substitute for nails that are strong and protect fingers.

How does a person go about achieving this, you ask?

Well, there are many products on the market as well as the old wives’ tale about drinking plenty of cow’s milk that can help nails to grow.

Then again, you may not have a problem with growth but they may be thin and break easily, which can be painful if it goes below the tip of the nail.

Basic Care

Investing in a good pair of nail clippers that cut evenly and do not leave raw edges is good. The ones that are found in discount store nail kits are great for emergencies but not recommended for everyday care as they sometimes make strange cuts that can cause scraping.

You can actually create your own nail kit by adding a small emery board (or cutting a large one in half so that it is portable) and an orangewood stick for removing foreign particles.

Some like to carry around a spare bottle of nail polish. These days, it would be wise to use the peel-away polish so that you won’t take a chance on the bottle content spilling on something important.


If a person has thin hair, there is nothing they can do to reverse this without maybe seeing a specialist and those results can vary from one individual to another. The same goes for the nail bed. However, there are some products that give temporary strength and a feeling of thickness that does not cost as much as a trip to the doctor.

Some products that claim to have silk extracts or fibers are normally good. The ones to steer clear of are those with formaldehyde. Also, change these as often as possible by using traditional nail polish remover.

There is also a treatment called ‘coating’ where a layer of acrylic is placed on top of the nail to make it stronger. This should only be done by a professional as it can be dangerous when removed incorrectly.

Going Longer

With the right care, some people can wear false nails for years. This means finding a manicurist that will treat the actual nail before placing an acrylic or other substance on top of it.

Here are some tips

Make sure that they keep their facilities clean and their equipment sterile.

Do not wear nails that are longer than what you are comfortable with.

Do not use acrylics or other products if you see signs of a fungus or other skin disorder.

With the last tip, it is best to stop all nail product use altogether and go clean until it disappears. If it does not clear up, see a dermatologist immediately.

Finally, if you work in the food industry, it is best to keep nails as short as possible and stick with clear polish. The reason being is that nails extensions can pop off without feeling and land in someone’s order. And you don’t want that embarrassment or possible job loss.

Sandra Hamilton writes for Life sure Beauty Insurance. Sandra has had many years of blogging experience on a wide range of topics including health and beauty. Hope you love reading “Having Healthy Nails”. Share your view in the comment section below.

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