Getting long, healthy nails is not difficult. The first thing that is most important is your diet. When you get all the essential nutrients necessary for cell growth, you can be sure that it will show on your nails as well as other parts of your body. Lack of vitamin A and calcium causes dryness and brittleness. Lack of protein, folic acid and vitamin C cause hang nails and white bands across the nails are caused by protein deficiency. A lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid causes splitting nails and insufficient intake of vitamin B12 leads to excessive dryness, very rounded and curved ends and darkening of nails. Therefore, getting all the proper vitamins and nutrients is vital for the health and strength of nails. If you are concerned that your diet may not be balanced and healthy, you should consult a medical or nutritional professional.
The cuticle is a barrier that keeps bacteria from the nail matrix, where new cells are generated, so it should not be cut or trimmed. On the other hand you do want to keep cuticles from becoming overgrown, which can suffocate nail growth. If your cuticle has grown out on to the nail plate, after sufficiently softening your cuticles in warm water, very gently use a cuticle pusher to push your cuticles back. As well as pushing your cuticles back this will help to remove dead skin and debris that may have accumulated. Hold the cuticle pusher at an angle, and use tiny circular movements, so that you are as gentle and careful as possible and do not damage the cuticle. When you have finished, do not forget to moisturize your hands.
Trim brittle nails after a bath or a 15 minute hand soak in bath oil, and then apply a moisturizer. Do not use nail polish remover more than twice a month. Instead, touch up the nail polish ( in Danish: Neglelak). When you do need to use a remover avoid those that use acetone, which dries out nails. You should also consider using a nail art ( in Danish: Nail art) strengthener and growth formula.
There are many ways to ensure that your nails are healthy and strong so that you can grow them and have beautiful, well-manicured nails. A beautiful set of, long, natural healthy nails look classy and sexy. Immaculately manicured long nails say a lot about your personal style and confidence.