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Self-care: Stronger Nails, Naturally

Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00  by Yolanda F.

As women age, our hands become even more noticeable. Moisturizer is key for the wellness of your skin, keeping it hydrated, especially for your hands that may give away your age if you’re not careful.

I think of nails as the accessories of my hands and although I keep them short, they are neat and look clean and taken care of. If you happen to have long nails that become weak, perhaps you’re not eating enough foods rich in silicon and sulphur, like fish, onions or cruciferous vegetables. Brewer’s yeast, soy and whole grains have biotin, which your nails also need. To make them grow faster, try including flax seeds in your diet daily for two or three weeks and enjoy the results.

Topically, nails crave oil and you can use any and all of the following oils to lubricate your nails, remove cuticles and moisturize your hands all at the same time. Try coconut oil, argan oil, olive oil or wheat germ oil. Argan oil, otherwise known as Moroccan oil, is said to be the best because of the Vitamin E and fatty acids, which deeply hydrate brittle nails. You can add this oil along with the essential oil of your choice. For instance, lavender, citrus oils and peppermint are all helpful for mental wellness and warding off depression and anxiety, and maintaining mood balance.

If you happen to have a few simple ingredients, you can create your own nail soak to strengthen your nails.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon Argan, Coconut, Wheat Germ, or Olive Oil
  • A few drops of your favorite essential oil

Here’s what you do:

Mix oil and eggs in a small bowl. Soak the nails of each hand for about 10 minutes. Then rinse well. Try this twice a week for stronger nails.

Last modified on Thursday, 26 February 2015 23:29
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