Tips for Strengthening Your Nails

Tips for Strengthening Your Nails

Do you struggle with weak, brittle nails that crack and peel easily? Having frail nails can be frustrating and affect your manicure longevity. The good news is there are ways to strengthen your nails! Here at Bliss Nails Spa, we want to share some professional tips for fortifying your nails and improving their health.

Moisturize Frequently Just like your skin needs hydration, your nail beds and cuticles require frequent moisture too. Look for cuticle oils and creams rich in nurturing ingredients like vitamin E, aloe, and shea butter. Massage into nail beds and cuticles several times per day. The moisture helps prevent cracking and peeling.

Consider a Biotin Supplement Biotin is a B complex vitamin essential for nail growth. Taking a daily biotin supplement can help boost nail cell production and growth. Look for capsules that provide around 2500 mcg of biotin. Be patient - it can take 3-6 months to see improvement, but the results are worth it!

Use a Strengthening Base Coat Whenever you paint your nails, always use a base coat designed for strengthening. Look for base coats formulated with ingredients like calcium, silk, or keratin which reinforce nails. This helps prevent chipping and peeling that can further weaken nails.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals Limit use of harsh nail products and chemicals which can dry out and damage nails. If you get gel manicures, carefully remove the polish thoroughly, but gently. (Our nail specialists can help with this step.)

Wear Gloves for Wet Work Protecting your hands when they are wet for household chores and washing is a must! Always wear rubber gloves when cleaning, doing dishes, laundry, yardwork, etc. The moisture can weaken nails and cause splitting and peeling. Keep gloved hands dry and change gloves when damp.

Eat a Nail-Healthy Diet What you eat impacts nail strength too. Focus on getting enough protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and E which aid in building strong nails. Foods like nuts, dairy, eggs, fish, beans, whole grains, and dark leafy greens are great sources. A balanced diet equals stronger, healthier nails!

Don't forget regular manicures help keep nails strong too. Our nail care experts can recommend the best professional treatments and home care tips for your nails. Contact us today to book your nail strengthening visit!