While many rely on manicure sessions once in a while, it’s not enough! Just like your skin and hair, you must also regularly indulge in nail care at home. Wondering how to do it? Dermatologist Dr Aanchal Panth recently suggested some simple ways. Take a look.View this post on Instagram
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Protect the cuticle
The dermatologist explained that the nail grows from under the proximal nail fold. “Cuticle seals and protects the root of nails from water and irritants. If the cuticle is damaged, water can seep into the nail folds and cause changes to the nail plate. So, always keep the cuticle intact,” she said.
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It is best to keep nails on the shorter side, according to Dr Panth. “If you want to keep them long, then square rounded or squoval is a better shape to file.”ALSO READ |Looking for ways to style your bookshelf? Here’s how Twinkle Khanna does it
Moisturise the nail folds
Moisturising your nail folds is important to keep nails healthy. If you have dull nails that lack lustre, applying oil can help make them healthier over time. “You can use glycerine or propylene glycol to moisturise the nail folds. Use almond oil or argan oil as they are non-sticky. 1-2 drops of coconut oil works well in the summer season,” she suggested.
Supplements for brittle nails
According to the expert, brittle nails can occur due to thyroid disorder or iron deficiency. “You can take supplements that contain iron, zinc and biotin to reduce brittleness,” she said.
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