A manicure or pedicure is the finishing touch to your outfit. To get the most out of your nail look, your nails need to be strong and healthy.
You may be wondering, "what's the secret to healthy nails? Do I need to invest in expensive supplements and lotions?"
Short answer: no. You do, however, need to give your nails a little bit of TLC every once in a while. More so, a lot of your nail health comes down to the nutrients in your diet.
Keep reading to learn natural remedies and the best products to improve your nail health.
Regular nail polishes can leave unattractive stains on your nails. This can make time in-between polishes and certain nail art styles (like negative space) seem unsightly.
To remove the stains naturally, squeeze a lemon (or two) into a small bowl and then soak your nails for a few minutes. Once time is up, scrub your nails with a nail brush or toothbrush.
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)
Folic Acid, aka Vitamin B9, is important for nail growth and strength. While you can take a daily hair and nail supplement with vitamin B9, you can also get enough folic acid just from your daily diet.
Foods rich in folic acid include broccoli, green and leafy vegetables, brussel sprouts, chickpeas, and certain breakfast cereals.
Like folic acid, biotin also helps the body grow and maintain strong nails. Many of the foods you probably already have in your diet contain biotin. Biotin-rich foods include eggs, nuts, seeds, dairy products, and whole grains.
Nails are made of keratin. Keratin is a protein and it protects your nails and fingers from damage.
Like folic acid and biotin, the is no need for expensive supplements for most people. You can get the help your body synthesize keratin through your diet alone. Some of the foods that help your body produce keratin include onions, eggs, salmon, sweet potato, garlic, and mango.
While a lot of your nail health is dependent on your nutrition, there are some topical solutions to common nail problems. One of the staple nail products for manicures both at the salon and at home is quality nail oil.
Nail oil is great for hydrating the nail bed and surrounding area. It's also known for preventing hangnails. The more hydrated your nails are, the faster they'll grow.
Dip Powder Manicure
You shouldn't have to sacrifice your nail health for a cute manicure. Treat yourself to a dip powder manicure.
Gel manicures require damaging UV exposure, and normal nail polishes don't last long before chipping. SNS Dip powder, on the other hand, is nutrient-enriched, helping to fortify your nails with each application.
Beyond the powder, the topcoat imitates the strength and shine of an acrylic set, without the harsh chemicals.
Use a Nourishing Nail Base
Before any manicure, use a nourishing nail base. A base coat will further enrich your nails with the vitamins and mineral needs to grow. SNS's nail base is durable, while still being easy to remove with acetone.
Healthy Nails Make For Great Manicures
Great manicures require healthy nails. Healthy nails are reliant on a nutrient-dense diet, proper hydration, and quality nail products.
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SNS Dipping Powder Starter Kit 2 (for Gelous Colours)
Bring the salon home with you using our exclusive SNS Nail Kit with all SNS Dipping Powder and liquid essentials included. This kit will easily allow you to turn your manicure into clean and beautiful nails (that lasts over 3 weeks or more!) right in the comfort of your own home.
This SNS kit includes:
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