Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How to Maintain Strong Healthy Nails

In the past 6 months or so, I've noticed that my nails have been a lot stronger and healthier -- and a few of you have also commented on my long nails. In this video, I discuss how I maintain strong healthy nails and some changes I've made that have improved my nail health. If you're someone who can grow long nails but tend to break them as soon as they're long, I hope this video will help.

Three foundational tips - these are things I’ve done for years and have helped me to grow long nails:
1) Drink lots of water (at least 8 cups per day).
2) Keep your hands moisturized.
3) Use a glass or crystal nail file.

Three things I’ve changed that have improved my nail health and made my nails stronger and healthier - my nails break much less frequently since implementing these changes:
1) I started minimizing the amount of time my hands were wet (e.g., I started using gloves while washing dishes and batching my housework).
2) I started taking probiotics (note: I’ve tried 4 different brands and I haven’t noticed any significant differences by brand).
3) I started moving more slowly and mindfully (of course, a lower level of stress could be a factor as well).

Please let me know if you prefer short or long nails, and what nail shape you like!

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