Taking care of oneself is the greatest way to look beautiful. Nails are the mirror of your health. A pretty well-done nail adds charm to your entire look. On the other hand, if they are healthy, even an undone nail looks pretty amazing. Talking about health, if your nails break off too often, too easily, you need to intake more of proteins in your diet. Improper diet is one of the reasons that can damage your nails. .So How to get Long Nails? Here are several habits that you may be indulging in only to ruin your pretty nails furthermore. Let’s get going to see if you too are guilty of any of these
- Biting Nails
This is the most common and also irritating habit which is the number one cause that your nails never want to grow. Biting nails is not just ruining your pretty nails and look but also very unhygienic. If you too love eating your nails, stop doing it, it’s not attractive sweetie.
And if you want some help, paint your nails. The taste of the nail paint will de-motivate you to chew on your nails, obviously because it doesn’t taste good.
- Removing Nail Paints With Blades
I remember how my friends used to scratch their nails with blades just because they ran shortage of nail paint removers. I am sharing a thing of the past only to emphasize that these habits are dangerous and also damage your beautiful nails. Dear girls, strictly avoid using blades or any other such damaging objects on your nails.
- Picking At Your Polish
Okay! So are you the restless type as well? Often girls are seen picking at their nail paints. This is one of those habits that is totally a no-no for a pretty looking nail and hands. Try avoiding it and use a nail paint remover instead.
- Not Attending Your Long Nails
Yes, life today is busy. But that doesn’t excuse me or you to stop attending to your long nails that need to be trimmed. Mind you, long unattended nails have more chances of being broken while performing the daily household chores and laundry. Want to save your beautiful long nails- attend them now, file them. Also to keep in mind, use hand gloves while working, just to take more care of your nails.
- Not Eating Healthy
Who would have thought, this would make it to a bad habit list. But here it is. Like I mentioned before, nails are the mirrors of what you take in. Take protein rich diets and your nails will be fine.
- Fake Nail And Gels
If you have used fake nails, you must be aware of the gels used to stick them. These gels hurt and damage the nails when they come off, if not used properly. Removing them is a hell of a task. Be cautious how and to what extent you use them.
- Destroying The Cuticles On The Nail
Cuticles are the dead tissues on the nail. And these dead tissues should be left alone. We human beings love invading other’s privacy. But never invade the space of the cuticles. Don’t pick on them, don’t keep scratching them. Doing so makes them looked rugged and unattractive. To solve the problem, try using olive or almond oil on your nails. This would nourish them and keep them from drying.
- Wearing Nails Forever
When your nail paint starts to wash away or fade, don’t keep it on forever. What I mean to convey is remove the polish when it mostly went but still a little of it remains on the nail. This uneven undone nail is so not attractive. And did you know wearing nail polish all the time damages the nails as well? Let your nails be naked. They are pretty that way too.
- Using Nails As A Tool
Are you too guilty of using your nails to open lids, unfasten the key rings and other such purposes? Your nails are not your tools. So stop using them like one. This habit is only making them weak and as a result, they break quite easily. Be kind to them.
- Smoking/ Excess Caffeine
Yes, smoking damages the nails. I remember how my teacher’s used to threaten the boys by just stating a fact they could tell by just looking at their nails whether they have been smoking. So now you know, when you smoke regularly, your nails get dark and don’t look pretty.
Also excessive caffeine intake is harmful and so overstressed, but important to be mentioned.
- Not Using Lotions And Moisturisers
Our hands tend to get dry and look worn out. This leads to wrinkles and eventually early aging signs. This is why it is said to moisturize the hands well. Polished or well-manicured nails would definitely go to waste if you don’t take care of your hands. This is a very important thing to do to make your nails/ hands pretty and soft. Don’t overlook.
We hope now that you know your guilty habits; you would take steps to avoid doing those. Go closer to having those pretty nails you always wanted. Take care!
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loved this article. very helpful indeed.
Hmm hmm.. Every point noted :mail: :love
hehe.. thank you smriti and juhi.. :balleballe :love
I follow almost every point mentioned here and believe me they work wonders 🙂
it feels great when someone can relate with your work. thank you Sreeparna :love
My pleasure :love
I have brittle and weak nails and trust me i tick all the right boxes…
Thank god! i passed the test Prachi, hehe! :balleballe :love :rose: