Our nails are among the first to respond to changes in the body associated with a lack of vitamins and minerals. The nail plate becomes dull, brittle, unattractive and no manicure will help here, but will only mask the problem.
We have selected 7 simple, affordable, but very effective ways to strengthen and improve nails, which are time-tested.
1. Mask of red pepper and hand cream
Mix one teaspoon of pepper with 2 tsp. moisturizer and 15-20 drops of warm water. Then, bring to a homogeneous consistency and warm up a little. When the mask has become warm, apply it on your fingers and hold for 20 minutes.
If you feel a burning sensation or a strange sensation, clean your hands immediately so as not to aggravate the situation. You can use this type only a couple of times a month, since neglecting these conditions can lead to a deterioration in the condition of the nail plate.
2. Mask of mustard and honey
This mask has wonderful antibacterial and growth-stimulating properties, and for its preparation it is necessary to prepare a small amount of mustard (2-3 tsp), 2 tsp. honey and 3 tbsp. l. warm water. Put all the ingredients in a small container and mix, apply to the nails and hold your hands in cotton gloves to keep warm.
3. Fruit and vegetable mask
1 banana and 1 leaf of cabbage must be chopped with a blender into puree, add 3 tsp. low-fat cream and 3 tsp. honey. Mix the slurry until even and apply for 30 minutes. You need to remove the mask with cotton pads dipped in milk at room temperature.
4. Sea salt mask
Dissolve the salt in water at room temperature in a 1:1 ratio. For 200 ml. glass — 2 tbsp. l. salt and 4 drops of iodine. The procedure can be done 1-2 times a day to quickly eliminate delamination and brittle nails.
5. Egg yolk and oatmeal mask
This mask is perfect for moisturizing both nails and hands themselves. Flakes can be replaced with oatmeal, it does not matter more. You need to mix 1 egg yolk, 2 tbsp. l. flour (or cereal) with 2 tbsp. l. honey and spread on hands and nails, hold for about 20 minutes.
The procedure can be carried out quite often — once every couple of days, and to enhance the effect after applying the mask, you need to wear cosmetic gloves.
6. Mask of gelatin and lemon peel
Thanks to the organic bone tissues contained in it, gelatin perfectly copes with the problem of delamination of the nail plates, making them several times stronger. To make a mask, you need 1 tbsp. l. soak gelatin in 100 ml. warm water, leave for a while and wait until it swells. Then, pour into a saucepan and dissolve the gelatin over low heat. Cool to normal and combine with 2 tsp. honey and a few drops of lemon juice. It is good to saturate cotton pads with the mask and squeeze out the excess and apply to the nails. Put on cotton gloves and hold for 20-25 minutes.
7. Mask of cosmetic oils
Masks using vegetable oils have long found their place both in medicine and cosmetology, and all thanks to the huge supply of vitamins. Cosmetic oils, with the help of nutritional components, perfectly moisturize and strengthen the nail plate, so you won’t find a better way. To prepare a vitamin elixir, you can mix oils in equal amounts and simply rub them into your nails, or add additional, no less useful substances.
For example, linen, burdock and olive — 1 tbsp. l. you can warm up a little, mix with 2 drops of iodine and add 5 drops of lemon juice. It is necessary to hold the mask for 15-20 minutes or put on cotton gloves and leave it all night.