Natural Cosmetics: 5 best means to strengthen nails at home

1. Sea salt

It contains all the necessary nails set of minerals – not by chance after a holiday spent at sea, even weak nails become strong, no longer to break down and exfoliate, are beginning to grow rapidly. The easiest way to strengthen your nails at home – every day or at least every other day for two to three weeks to do 10-15 minute bath with sea salt. The solution must be sufficiently concentrated – 2-3 tablespoons per cup of warm water and salt should not contain artificial flavors and dyes. After a restorative bath for nails necessarily put on hand cream, and if you do it before going to bed – After a night cream, wear thin cotton gloves: it will improve the penetration of nutrients into the nail plate and the skin of hands will be smooth and soft.

2. Lemon

“Mask” polish with lemon would help if they brittle, dry, exfoliating, grow poorly, it whitens the yellowed nail plates, as this homemade mask slows the growth of the cuticle, and nail polish can be done less frequently. Just cut the fruit and soak nails in each of the halves for 10-15 minutes (the “lemon mask” is convenient to do while watching TV). Then rinse your hands under running water and rub into the nails some oil. Make a mask with lemon 1-2 times a week. Another effective recipe for strengthening nails at home – bath of lemon juice with sea salt. Squeeze a small outlet a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice, add a few pinches of salt without dyes and fragrances, stir into the mixture and dip nails for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water (also lemon-salt mixture can be applied to a small nail brush, wait until it is dry and do their own thing – and wash off after 15-20 minutes).

3. Olive oil

Or oil of apricot, grape, peach seed, avocado … Any oil baths, wraps and massages – the perfect remedy for brittle nails and dry, as well as weakened after a long build-up or wear-gel lacquer. By themselves, gels, varnishes are not harmful to the nail, but atsetonosoderzhaschie liquids used for their withdrawal, much dried nail plate. Similarly, action has and formaldehyde found in some nail polishes.

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In order to strengthen and restore the nails can before going to bed to rub oil into the nail plate and cuticle, can make oil bath (the best of the warm oil). essential oils can be added for maximum effect (the rate of 1-2 drops of 2 tablespoons butter-base). To strengthen nails are good essential oils of lavender, lemon, ylang-ylang, rosemary, patchouli, tea tree, bergamot, thyme, myrrh, sandalwood (lemon and bergamot besides bleached yellowed nail plates and tea tree has antifungal action). If the nails are very thin, crack and exfoliate, they have white spots and dots – should be added to olive oil 1-2 drops of oil solutions of vitamins A and E.

4. Iodine

It also helps make your nails stronger and more flexible, the result will be noticeable especially quickly if the body lacks iodine (among other things, by the World Health Organization statistics from iodine deficiency affects about 75% of the population). To strengthen nails at home 1-2 times a week can make a 15-minute bath with sea salt and iodine (in a glass of warm water tablespoon of salt and 4-5 drops of iodine). If the nails are very weak and do not grow well and exfoliate, and 1-2 times a week at night can be applied to these iodine (only on themselves nail plate, avoiding contact with the cuticle, so as not to burn it). Do not worry: the iodine is absorbed quickly, and within 4-5 hours to return the nails of their usual color.

5. Wax

The simplest version of the Japanese medical wax manicure (sometimes called sealing wax polish) can be done at home. Just melt in a water bath for a small amount of beeswax, and when it becomes warm and plastic – rub it in turn to each nail, massaging and polishing the nail plate. You can also make massage a mixture of polish of equal parts of wax, honey and any vegetable oil (melt in a water bath wax, then, stirring, drop by drop, add the oil and remove from heat. While continuing to stir, and when the mixture has cooled to 60 -70 C – add honey). Every evening, rub it into your nails, and very quickly they become stronger, shiny, cease to exfoliate.


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