How to Get Healthy Nails

Last Updated on June 26, 2021 by Ellen Christian

Learning how to get healthy nails will let you show off the latest colors while still protecting and caring for your nails.  Our fingers are one of the first things that people see when we meet them. We reach out to shake their hand or open the door for them.  We pick up our drink or pass them a file at a meeting. Not only is it important for our nails to look good, but it’s also important for them to be healthy.

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How to Get Healthy Nails Even When You Wear Polish

How to Get Healthy Nails

Nails can become infected with bacteria, become brittle and crack or peel, or simply not look good when you don’t take care of them.  These tips will show you how to get healthy nails so that they can look the very best that they can at all times.

  • Moisturize your nails.  Nails can become dry and rough when they lose moisture.  Before bed, each night, rub a bit of lotion that contains Vitamin E into your nails so it can sit overnight.
  • Wear gloves when gardening or doing housework. Your manicure will last much longer when you protect it.  You are less likely to chip or break a nail when you wear gloves. Household cleaners are also very harsh on your nails.
  • If you are protecting your nail polish, make sure that you add a clear top coat over your polish.  To make your polish last as long as possible, make sure that you reapply the top coat every few days.
  • Always apply a base coat to your nails before applying the polish. Polish can be very damaging to your nails, and the base coat will help protect your nails from the polish.
  • Never bite your nails or your cuticles.  Not only will it make them very unattractive, but it can also cause an infection.
  • Make sure that when you file your nails, you never do it right after a shower, bath or getting them wet. Your nails are softer and not as strong when they are wet.
  • Treat yourself to a regular manicure.  While I love going to the nail salon to have a manicure, you can do the same thing at home. You can find manicure kits at most drug stores.
  • Smooth the edges of your nails with a nail file daily.  That will prevent a tiny imperfection from snagging on your clothes and tearing your nail off.
  • Make sure your diet is healthy.  Foods like fish are excellent for your nails and help make them strong.

Do you have any tips on how to get healthy nails that I have forgotten?

How to Get Healthy Nails Even When You Wear Polish

3 thoughts on “How to Get Healthy Nails”

  1. I remember as a child always admiring my grandmother’s long polished nails. As a teen, my nails and hair were a very importing part of my daily beauty routine. As I’ve aged my nails and hair have changed and I’ve learned to adapt to those changes. A healthy diet is key, to maintaining healthy nails and hair. I need t remember to wear gloves when I’m cleaning.


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