5 natural ways to healthy, strong nails

Green Lifestyle magazine

We've got all the tricks you need for great nails in five easy steps.


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- Wear gloves when washing up, and use chemical-free detergent. This will minimise the damage caused to your nails by chemicals, which weaken them.

- Eat plenty of nuts and seeds, salmon, whole grains and apples. These foods contain the vitamins and minerals such as essential Omega3 fats, B and E Vitamins, which work to strengthen your nails from the inside out.

- Stop biting and picking at them. It’s also a good idea to stop using them as tools as well, as all these things attack the appearance of your nails.

- Moisturise your cuticles and nails. Try to do this as often as you would moisturise the rest of your body. Use a gentle moisturiser or hand cream such as Ecostore’s Light Moisturising Hand Cream, www.ecostoreaustralia.com.au.

- Learn how to maintain your nails yourself prevent micro-cracks with regular filing but save yourself exposure to the chemicals in stuffy nail salons. Go all-natural with water-based nail polish.

Now that you're ready to splash a non-toxic colour on your nails, you might like to check out our feature on page 73 of the current April/May issue.