Your nails are an indication of your overall health. Nails contain keratin, a type of protein that grows based on the rate of your cell reproduction. Weak and brittle nails are typically a sign of poor health or improper nail care. Nails are prone to cracking, chipping or discoloration when they are not well maintained. Nail care products act as a supplement to improve the condition of your nails. A vitamin and mineral-rich diet in combination with routine filing and trimming provides the foundation for strong nails.
Give your nails time to breath. Though leaving nails without care or polish for too long can cause them to break and otherwise spilt or be wavy, letting them have regular time without polish can help them look great.
Always dry your hands and feet after immersing them in water. After doing the dishes or taking a shower/bath, dry your hands for at least 2 minutes. Also, after showering or swimming, dry your toes. Leaving your nails damp increases the chances of fungal infection.
Mix equal amounts of argan oil and lemon juice in a small bowl. Whisk them thoroughly. Soak your fingers in this mixture for about 15 minutes and thereafter, rinse with warm water. Pat your hands dry. Avoid using soap to clean your hands. Repeat this procedure once a week for long and strong nails.
If you like to wear polish on your nails, make sure to add a clear base coat before applying the color. This will help to strengthen your nails and keep them from turning yellow. An added bonus is your color will last longer.