Nails enhance beauty; healthy nails are important for good health!
The best thing about nails is that they are strong and even grow fast. They are like the beauty boosters for the hands. Nails are made up of same proteins as of hair, which is known as keratin. Keratin helps nails grow faster. However, fingernails grow even faster while the growth of toenails is quite slow. Usually, fingernails grow almost tenth of an inch per month. Sometimes the growth can be slower.
Many factors are responsible for such slow growth of nails and they include:
Moreover, nails can grow fast because of factors like puberty in children and hormonal changes during pregnant conditions. We have some amazing tips which can help your nails grow very fast.
Follow these tips in order to ensure the fast growth of your nails!
1. Don’t bite your nails
Nail-biters have extremely slow nailgrowth and whatever growth is achieved, gets diminished by biting. So, if you are a nail-biter, consider it a very bad habit because it’ll do you no good.
Here how you can stop doing it.
2. Don’t chip off nail polish
Chipping off your nail polish is a very bad sign and it even removes the top healthy layer of your nails leaving the weaker layer exposed. So, next time if you want to chip off your nail, think of the damage you are going to cause.
3. Always use the base coat and top coat
Whenever in a hurry, you want to rush out so bad that you forget the important stuff i.e., proper nail polish application method. When you skip the proper nail polish procedure including all the coats, you are exposing yourself to the damage that is likely going to happen to your nails. The coats are important because they help the nails to stay stain free. Also, they help the nail polish to stick to your nails for a long period of time. If the nail polish chips off in less quantity, you are likely to reduce the damage that comes from chipping off the nails.
4. Don’t use your nails as tools
We tend to use our nails as tools. So, whenever anything isn’t opening or there’s no space; you just look at your nail and insert it in. This counts majorly for opening cans where nails are used as screws! We even use nails to scrape during dish washing and all. This makes our nails much weaker.
The best technique to stop doing this is slowing down. Tools like scissors and screws must be within reach. Nails are not your substitute for tools. You can also keep tools that help in opening, scraping, peeling and all others you need during a normal routine.
5. Improve diet
By diet, we mean the foods which contain more folic acid and vitamin B9. These vitamins help the nerve cells to grow and prevent the further damage of cells. They keep the red blood cells healthy. These are the best vitamins for nail growth. You can’t, however, take these in toxic amounts. But the normal limit will usually keep your nails healthy!
Vitamin A is also great for your nails and the recommended intake is 700-900mg per day.
Vitamin C is another recommended nutrient for nail growth as it helps in recovering and strengthening the immune system. It works in recovering the body from the inside.
These recommendations have been tested and they proved for having a great effect in growing your nails faster.
Follow these with proper care and have good nail time people!