Quick tips to strengthen brittle nails naturally

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Mar 13, 2014, 19:32 PM IST
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Do you yearn for long, healthy and strong nails? Regular maintenance of nails is very necessary to keep your nails in good shape. Constant use of nail paints can actually harm your nails. It is very necessary to cut them on regular basis and keep them clean.

Here are a few tips how to prevent nail breakage and brittle nails.

  • Nail massage: Massage your nails with a moisturising lotion to stimulate proper blood flow into them so that they can grow longer and stronger.

  • Proper diet: Include multivitamins and calcium supplements in your diet daily as it works wonders.

  • Olive oil: Make a habit of soaking your nails in olive oil, say for 10-15 minutes a day for a month and notice the difference yourself.

  • Water is the key: Drink a lot of water to keep your skin hydrated overall, this will also help in preventing dry and damaged nails.

  • Say no to nail biting: Don’t bite your nails as it will make your nails weak and eventually lead to breakage.