Nails

Natural Nail Care Remedies To Prepare At Home

Although hair and nails are mostly made up of keratin, hair care is very different from nail care. This is not least due to the different structure of hair and nails. While hair needs gentle and rich care (this depends on the scalp), nails are more robust in structure and require different care.

nail care at home remedies

Nail Care For Discolored Fingernails

Nail care for discolored fingernails, like so much on this page, can be mixed with household items. The first option to handle nail discoloration is a lemon bath. Due to its gentleness, this can be done twice a day (morning and evening).

For this you need a freshly squeezed lemon, one soft toothbrush. The exposure time is 10 to 15 minutes. Then brush off the discoloration on the nails. This treatment can be repeated until the desired result is achieved. Since lemon juice has a drying impact on the skin, it is worthwhile to apply moisturizing lotions to the fingertips as required.

The baking powder enhances the lightening effect. Rub the mass on the nails with a soft toothbrush and leave it on for 5 minutes. After the exposure time, rinse off the mass with warm water. This nail care should not be applied more frequently than every two weeks. A little tip on the side: When painting colored nail polish, a color residue often remains on the nails. After removing red nail polish, for example, the nails will still shimmer pink-red a long time later. This shimmer of color can be scrubbed off with a nail brush.

Nail Care For Brittle Nails

Brittle or splintering nails can be caused by many reasons. It is not uncommon for a weak nail structure to be related to diet. Frequent use of nail polish removers also dries out the nails and makes them brittle. Therefore, many advices unanimously recommend using an acetone-free nail polish. Nail baths  provide a remedy for brittle and splintering nails. Before use, the nails must be cleaned of nail polish or other agents so that the product is in contact with the nail.

  • Nail strengthening
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk

Mix the ingredients into a mass and apply to the nails. Leave the nail strengthening on for 20 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. As in the other recipes on this page, the olive oil is the moisturizer. The salt acts as a brightener for the nails. The honey is an antiseptic.