From our newly revised best-selling book, Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal: These foods beat dry, brittle nails and restore strength and shine to make them pretty again. Have dull nails? A folate deficiency might be to blame. As you age, your body doesn’t absorb this essential B vitamin as well. Try … Read more
When you write down your shopping list, as you punch a phone number into your cell, while you wash dishes, do the ironing, clean the windows, or do one hundred other things that women do on any given day do you take notice of the condition of your nails? Our … Read more
Yellowing, brittleness and ragged cuticles. These are the most common nail problems especially during the summer.
Here’s some tips to solve this problems:
Heat can bake polish into your nails, leaving behind a sallow tint. To prevent, prep nails with two layers of a base coat and choose light, sheer polish colors.
Heat 1/2 cup bath oil mixed with 1/2 cup water on High in your microwave for 30 seconds. Place the solution in a deep bowl and soak your fingers or toes in it for 10-15 minutes to soften cuticles or calluses. After drying, use a pumice stone to smooth over calluses or a file to push down cuticles. Follow up by rubbing in hand cream until fully absorbed.
Nails make it easier to pick up small things, clean a frying pan, and scratch an itch. They also provide an external sign of your health, with weak, brittle nails often signaling some nutritional deficiency. Ignore your nails and you could wind up with painful ingrown nails or annoying fungal … Read more
Strong fingernails resistant to breaks depend on both a healthy diet and the proper nail care. Splitting, peeling fingernails can not only be unattractive, but unhealthy. Improving your nail health requires special care and attention on both the inside and out. Following these tips on both diet and nail care … Read more