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Tips for Strong and Healthy Nails

The following are a set of tips that helps you to keep your fingernails in tiptop shape:

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.

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