Use olive oil to help your nails grow

Just soak your nails in olive oil for a few minutes and you are through.

Whether you use olive oil for whipping up salad dressings or cooking olive oil is a staple in every kitchen. So if you need another reason to add this healthy ingredient to your kitchen, it can be great to help you maintain beautiful nails. You have many nail strengthening creams, gels available in the market. But before you try out those expensive products to strengthen your nails, try out this home remedy suggested by cosmetologist Nandita Das that will help you deal with brittle nails and also help your nails grow.

How olive oil benefits?

Olive oil can not only keep your cuticles healthy but also help your nail grow. The vitamin E in olive oil makes it extremely moisturising and easily absorbed which makes it excellent for nail growth. Olive oil helps in the absorption of calcium and also improves bone mineralisation and the process of calcification.

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How to use?

This is an inexpensive home remedy to fortify brittle nails. Simply soak your nails in olive oil for 20 minutes every week and you will see the result. Follow these tips to style your nails this season.

Apart from using olive oil to strengthen your nails, here are few things you need to keep in mind to enhance the healing process.

  • Avoid exposure of your nails to water. Washing hands more often can make your nails weak, so avoid doing this frequently.
  • Stop using nail polish remover. The chemicals present in nail polish remover can dry out nails leading to increased risk of brittle nails.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Consume foods rich in biotin (vitamin B7) and omega three fatty acids and also include flaxseeds, nuts, beans, eggs, pumpkin seeds, broccoli and milk in your diet to strengthen your nails.
  • Wear gloves. The chances of breaking nails are high in case of winters In such situations, wearing gloves work wonders for both your skin as well as nails. Here are things you should never do with your nails.

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