Tips for Strong and Healthy Nails
► Keep your nails clean and dry.
► Nail-biting or picking is to be avoided
► Daily application of moisturizer to your nails and cuticles helps. To prevent cracking use creams with urea, phospholipids, or lactic acid
► Rather than filing nails to a point, always file your nails in one direction and round the tip slightly
► Removing the cuticles or cleaning too deeply under your nails can lead to infection.
► Bothersome ingrown toenails are to be dealt only by a dermatologist
► Nail polish removers that contain acetone or formaldehyde should be avoided
► Green discoloration of artificial nails could be a sign of bacterial infection
► Eat a well balanced diet that has vitamins and minerals. A short course of multi-vitamin capsules or tablets may also help to take care of any deficiency.
► If haemoglobin is low and you are anemic take food rich in iron like apple and green vegetables.