Nail Care Tips For Different Nail Types
Maintaining healthy nails is easier than you think once you identify the type of nail you have and treat it accordingly. For instance, some people have nails that rarely grow past the tip, while others feel rough and dull. Knowing what type of nail you're dealing with will make it easier for you to get the kind of healthy and beautiful nails you desire.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Nail Care Tips For Different Nail TypesMaintaining healthy nails is easier than you think once you identify the type of nail you have andtreat it accordingly. For instance, some people have nails that rarely grow past the tip, while othersfeel rough and dull.Knowing what type of nail youre dealing with will make it easier for you to get the kind of healthyand beautiful nails you desire.1. Soft FingernailsSoft fingernails grow slowly and seldom grow longer than the fingertip. They are more pliable andbend easy with a slight touch. Strengthen them by regularly applying nail hardener. Not only willthis diminish peeling, but also it will secure the protein fibers within the nail to create a strongerbond.Here are some other tips to protect, as well as to helpstrengthen your soft nails: • Always wear gloves when you are doing chores to prevent nail hydration. • Be cautious of exposing your nails to strong chemicals or detergents for long periods of time. • Applying Elemi Oil helps toughen nails by dispelling water away from them.
2. Weak And Brittle FingernailsTry pressing the sides of your fingernails together. Do you see them bend? If you cant, you likelyhave weak and brittle fingernails. Brittle fingernails are extremely dehydrated, which allows them toeasily crack and break.If you have weak and brittle fingernails, avoid nail hardeners since they will likely make your nailseven more rigid. Instead, try applying a quality moisturizer, hand butter, or rich almond oil torevitalize your dry, frail fingernails. These are the essential elements for effectively treating this kindof nail.Also, youll want to file your nails into a square and somewhat oval shape. If the sides are straighterand the top is more rounded, your nails will be better at absorbing shock and therefore less likely tochip and break.3. Dry And Lifeless FingernailsRun your thumb across your nail. Does it feel rough, or have ridges? If the answer is yes - youhave lackluster nails that are desperate for moisture. Basically, treating dry dull nails is simple andeasy. For the most part, you just need a good moisturizer. Try opening a Vitamin E capsule and directly rubbing the powder into your fingernails two or three times a day. Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that protects and repairs your nails and skin. Avoid shimmer or pearlized nail polish since the ingredients used to make these specific polishes are quite drying to the nails. Another tip is to wear a moisturizing base coat to prevent further drying and will also help hydrate and nourish the nail. If given the choice, choose liquid hand soaps over bar soaps. Barsoaps contain Sodium Laurent Sulfate that tends to dry out nails.
4. Damaged FingernailsDamaged fingernails are a result of extreme dehydration. This the primary underlying condition fornails to split, crack, flake and break.Nurture the nail back to health by applying a qualitybase coat, and making sure you mottle the morecrumbling or peeling spots. Use a superior top coat toenhance nail strength and decrease dehydration.Encouraging new nail cell growth is very important.Apply cuticle oil on a daily basis so new cells can easilypush through your nail bed to achieve strong, healthy,beautiful nails.5. Natural, Healthy Fingernails For those individuals who are lucky enough to easily grow healthy, shiny, pink nails - keep them in shape by applying a quality hand cream every day. Also, avoid harsh detergents and hot water since they weaken nails.Follow these suggested tips for optimal nail health. Your nails will look healthy and beautiful inaddition to preventing various nail infections or fungus. Do you know that having clean, neat and healthy looking nails says a lot about your personality? Visit UrbaneWomen to learn how to maintain and care for your nails, along with how to give yourself a professional-looking manicure and pedicure at home.