Natural Ingredients to for Healthy Nails
While most don’t give much thought to the state of their nails, common but persistent issues like hangnails, cry cuticles, brittle, or peeling nails can quickly become bothersome. While there are many drugstore products available to address such issues, many consumers are looking for more natural and cost-effective ways to heal haggard hands and improve overall nail health on a long-term basis without the added chemicals. Join us as we at Advanced Biotech take a look at a new natural remedies that are ideal for improving nails.
A cure-all for many health and beauty concerns, coconut oil is great for treating brittle and cracked nails as well as damaged cuticles because of its moisturizing properties. Because of its antibacterial properties it is also used to treat both toenail and fingernail fungus and prevent irritation or potential infections caused by hangnails. To use, apply a small amount of coconut oil directly to fingernails and massage the area, warming the coconut oil and allowing it to penetrate the skin. Leave on for as long as possible, preferably overnight, before washing hands in order to reap the full benefits of this natural wonder.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Another natural wonder food, apple cider vinegar is beneficial for brittle nails because it contains a high concentration of iron, calcium, and vitamins. To use, mix apple cider vinegar in warm water and soak nails for at least 10 minutes a day for best results. Apple cider vinegar also has anti-bacterial properties and like coconut oil can be used to treat fungus and infections caused by cracked nails or hanging cuticles.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a wonderful remedy for many issues and nails are no exception. Effective for strengthening brittle and peeling nails, mix several drops of tea tree oil in half of a teaspoon of olive oil, jojoba oil, or vitamin E and massage onto nails for a few minutes. Leave the solution on for at least 30 minutes, ideally overnight, and repeat daily for the best results. Also rich in anti-bacterial properties tea tree oil can also soothe itchy and irritated skin on the hands and reduce inflammation caused by torn cuticles or hangnails while preventing minor infections.
Strong, beautiful nails and healthy cuticles are possible to achieve and maintain with the help of naturally derived ingredients. Versatile, inexpensive, and with therapeutic scents, these ingredients are sure to improve nail and hand health.