You don’t have to visit the salon on a regular basis in order to have beautiful nails. The combination of a well balanced diet, a thoughtful beauty regimen and a good personal hygiene can give you salon worthy nails at a fraction of the cost and chemical burden.
When rubbing lotion or oil into your hands, make sure you work it into the cuticles and nails. Regular hand washing or use of a hand sanitizer can dry out the skin and nail bed quickly, so try to moisturize after every wash, if possible. Coconut oil is excellent for rubbing into your nails and cuticles.
Avoid having your cuticles trimmed during a manicure. Cuticles are meant to be a barrier for bacteria and cutting them can lead to painful infections. You can moisten and push them back with a cuticle pusher and trim away only dead pieces of skin. Nail polish contains very toxic chemicals such as toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor and formaldehyde.
You can also buy water based polishes, which don’t last long but are the safest option out there. Take time to trim, file, and buff your nails properly and you will be pleasantly surprised at how great they can look, despite being natural. Diet is very vital to maintain healthy nails. Protein is crucial as are Omega 3 Fatty acids. Eating foods with Vitamin B reduces brittleness. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.