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Natural home remedies for healthy nails

Nov 26, 2016

Apple cider vinegar:
Using nail hardeners or nail colour for long periods of time can cause
discoloration and brittle nails. Also when your nails are exposed to water for long
periods of time, they could turn yellow, and sometimes lead to nail fungus too.
Nail fungus thrives in alkaline conditions. To reverse this, treat your nails to an
apple cider vinegar bath. Mix equal parts water and apple cider vinegar and
soak your hands for 30 minutes at least once a day. Remove and dry thoroughly.

Olive oil:
A warm olive oil or mustard oil massage around the nails and the cuticle areas is
recommended by nail technicians. Do this once every day for about 10 minutes.
Massage in circular motions around the nails and cuticles to improve blood
circulation. This also keeps the nails well moisturised and the cuticle area
supple.

Tea tree oil:
Using tea tree oil is extremely beneficial as it has antifungal and antibacterial
properties. Besides tea tree oil also nourishes nails. Antioxidants present in the
oil maintain good blood supply to the nail,” advices Dr. Rashmi Manjunath, senior
dermatologist.

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