We all want to have beautiful, healthy and long nails, but sometimes we forget that they, just like every other part of our body, need to be treated properly and need some good care. Noxious habits, such as smoking, cause a lot of damage to our nails. Other factors, such as hormonal changes, health problems, aging process, medications, and others, also contribute to slow nail growth. But there are some natural remedies that can help our nails grow strong and healthy.
Vitamin C is essential for nail growth, and lemons are very rich of it. It also gives our nails nice shine and treats yellow nails. Here is an easy recipe which will help your nails:
First, you need to prepare 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix them and heat the mixture in a microwave for not more than a minute. After that, soak your nails in the heated mixture for about 10 minutes. You should repeat this remedy every day.
Another thing you can do with lemons is to rub a slice of lemon on your nails for about 5 minutes, and after that wash your nails with warm water. If you want, you can apply a moisturizer after that. Again, repeat this remedy once a day.
2. Olive oil
Probably the best ingredient for nail care is olive oil. It moisturizes the nails which is one of the most important things when you want to make your nails grow. Another great quality of olive oil is that it not only moisturizes, but also nourishes the nails. It is rich of vitamin E which repairs damaged nails, improves blood circulation, and helps nails grow strong.
Every day before you go to bed, apply warm olive oil to your cuticles and nails for about 5 minutes. After that, put on cotton gloves, and go to bed with them. Another thing you can do is soak your nails in warm olive oil for not more than 30 minutes, and you can repeat this remedy once a day.
3. Orange juice
Orange juice is rich in vitamin C which is well-known for producing collagen, and it keeps the nails strong and healthy. Another ingredient it contains is folic acid, which is also very important for nail growth.
One thing you can do is soak your nails in orange juice for about 10 minutes. After that, wash your hands with warm water, dry them, and finally, apply moisturizer. Repeat this remedy once a day.
We just shouldn’t forget that nails are part of our body that needs good care too. It doesn’t take much to make them healthy and strong. You don’t have to empty your wallet for expensive products promising to make your nails grow in 2 days. There are so many natural remedies which can help you a lot more. Don’t get discouraged because this is a process that takes time, but in order to make your nails long, first you have to make them strong!