How to Strengthen Your Nails

Did you bite your nails as a child? Or have you simply got weak nails? Then I have a few tips for you on how to strengthen your nails.

I used to bite my nails quite a lot. This has left me with weak and frail nails that easily crack and flake. There are 3 things I do to strengthen my nails, and I want to share these with you.

My first tip for you is to use a hand cream with nail strengthening properties. At the moment I use Hand & Nail Cream by Superdrug, as shown in the picture below. They are not too pricey, and they come in 3 sizes: 150ml, 75 ml, and 30ml, so can have one on your bedside table, on your desk, and one in your handbag!

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150ml (£1,99), 75ml (£1,49), 30ml (£1,05)

Many of us are already addicted to hand cream, so why not use one that also strengthens your nails? It’s a win-win situation!

Next up is nail strengthener in the form of nail polish. There are many of these on the market to choose from, but I use Sally Hansen’s Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthener. It works as any other nail polish, you simply apply 2-3 layers and leave it to do it’s magic. And let me tell you: It works!

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(£4,75)

Last, but in no way least, is something you should avoid doing: Excessively filing your nails.

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I know it can be tempting to whip out your nail file and use it to shorten your nails instead of a nail clipper, but this is bad for your nails! Excessive filing increases the chance of your nails flaking, which then leads to cracking. So remember to use your nail clipper!

I hope these tips have been useful to you, and I’ll see you for my next post! 😀

Links to products:

Hand & Nail Cream, 150ml

Hand & Nail Cream, 75ml

Sally Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthener

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