Get strong nails with natural beauty tips
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If you've never had strong nails, natural beauty tips can help you get them. That means, rather than relying on the usual products from the chemist or beauty supply shop, start following these natural beauty tips and stay away from commercial products. You'll be amazed at the difference.
Eat Dairy - Eating enough dairy products is mandatory if you want strong nails. Nails are made from a protein called keratin, and the calcium, vitamins and proteins in dairy products build on the keratin to help your nails grow faster and stronger. Drink a glass of milk every day or eat a slice of cheese on toast. Or, if you're worrying about calories, a cup of low-fat cottage cheese will do the same thing.
Massage with Almond Oil - While almond oil is wonderful for hair, it's even more amazing for your nails. Every night before you go to bed, put a drop of almond oil on the tip of each nail and spend a few minutes massaging it into your nails and cuticles. The oil will stop your nails getting brittle, and improve their overall health.
Use Vinegar as a Polish Remover - Instead of buying a typical acetone nail polish remover, which can dry your nails and make them brittle, why not use vinegar as a natural polish remover? You can mix a few tablespoons in a bowl with some lemon juice for a nicer smell, then just use it like you would nail polish remover. The other great thing about vinegar is it has antibacterial properties, so it kills any germs you have on your nails and cuticles too.
Garlic as a Nail Strengthener - Yes, it smells a bit and, no, you probably don't want to go on a romantic evening soon after treating your nails with garlic. But, if you cut up a clove of garlic and rub the oil on your fingers a couple of times a week, your nails will get stronger, and quite quickly too. You can even do it last thing at night, then throw on a pair of cotton gloves and go to bed.
Getting strong nails is often just a matter of spending a few minutes a day taking care of them, and using a few natural beauty products. If you follow these natural beauty tips, yours could be lovely in just a couple of weeks.