Dipping nails in warm mustard oil for 10 minutes and gradually rubbing the surface to make theblood circulation can make them healthy and strong provided the massage is done on regular basis.
To make the soft nails harder, immerse nails in
olive oil for 20 minutes on alternate days.
Iron rich diet is essential for healthy nails. Eat beet root regularly as they are rich in
vitamin D and calcium. Milk, cheese, yogurt and other calcium rich foods should be taken in abundance. Drink plenty of water and fluids. Avoid alcohol, tobacco and process foods.
In summers and winters wear gloves or
mittens especially outdoors to protect hands and nails from any damage. While chopping vegetables and washing clothes it is better to wear disposable gloves. Excessive contact with detergent soaps is too harmful for nails. Don’t soak your nails for longer periods in alkalinesolution as it may cause irritation and chronic infection.
It is wise to protect the nails from artificial dyes and low quality or excessive use of
nail colors as they can make them lose natural pinkness and shine.
Cut your nails once in a week with a nail clipper as the elongated area traps dirt inside that is harmful for health. Use filer and buffer afterwards to give a beautiful finishing.