Healthy nails are beautiful nails, so it’s wise to take good care of yours. At our nail technician school on Long Island, our students learn about how to make your nails more appealing with care and polish. However, what you do also plays an important role as stronger nails support a manicure and make it last longer. Let us recommend key practices you can incorporate into your life that contribute to good nail health:
Eat a healthy diet – Yes, this applies to your nails, as well as the rest of your body. All of those vitamins and minerals encourage your nails to grow long and strong, especially biotin. This vitamin is particularly good for nails. You may want to consider taking a daily biotin supplement or a multivitamin.
Remember the importance of water – Water can be both good and bad for your nails. Drinking plenty of water is good for your entire body, including your nails, so you want to remain hydrated. However, prolonged soaking in water can weaken nails, causing them to break easily.
Don’t use your nails as tools – You may find yourself scraping off substances with your nails or slipping them under a pop-top to open a can. This can result in broken and/or weakened nails.
Give your nails a little love with proper care, as well as a great manicure, to show off healthy and stylish fingernails.