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8 Awesome Home Remedies to Get Shiny and Healthy Nails

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Show me your hand and I’ll tell you who you are. For each of us who loves to look neat from head to toe, having shiny and healthy nails is important. As important as wearing the perfect dress and shoes. Your hands are always on display but you can have beautiful nails without visiting salon on a regular basis.

Simple and Inexpensive Natural Beauty Tips and Tricks

We don’t need to spend lots of time and money, and risk our health to be beautiful. Yet, you can use a few home remedies to make your nails shinier than ever.

How to prevent Brittle Nails?

There are various factors that cause brittle nails: ageing, bad lifestyle habits, long-term use of nail polish, chemicals and frequent exposure to water. Let’s be honest, brittle nails can spoil the beauty.

As you suspected, it is easy to keep hand nails and cuticle healthy. Just take a look at these quick and natural ways and consider the following advices.


When using hand lotion make sure you work it into the cuticles and nails too. Coconut oil is the perfect choice as a natural moisturiser. It not only makes your nails shinier, but also prevents them from fungal infection. Massage your nails and cuticles with Coconut oil or with your favourite hand lotion. Follow this remedy daily to get quick results.


To achieve hydrated cuticles massage your nails and cuticles softly with warm Coconut or Olive oil for a few minutes, then wash your hands with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy twice a week.

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Shea Butter

A coat of Shea Butter prevents your nails from losing their natural moisture. Hence it makes them look naturally bright. Simply massage your nails with Shea Butter after every bath as well as every time before sleeping.

Lemon as a secret tool

This natural bleaching agent is yet another brilliant ingredient to make your nails more beautiful. Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 1/2 litre of warm water and place your bare nails into this bath for 15 minutes then rinse and use hand lotion on your hands. (like Coconut oil) Lemon juice not only makes your nails shinier, but it also removes stains from them. Simple: this bath helps you regain your nails’ glow.

Olive Oil

The best remedy for brittle nails. You need 4 tablespoons of warm olive oil. Place your bare nails into this bath for 15 minutes, soak them, then wipe your hands with paper towel. Your nails become stronger and more elastic. Use it once a week.

Drink enough water

We all know that water is important for our health and also for our appearance. It works as a real beauty booster, prevent brittle nails, hydrates cuticles and support our overall health.

Eat well

Protein, Vitamin A, B, C, E, minerals, fatty acids are all important to maintaining healthy nails. Remember, we are built up from the food we eat.

Don’t use polish very often

Your nails need to breathe too. Especially avoid using toxic chemicals and try to emphasise your natural beauty. If you really need nail polish, seek natural products.

Always keep your manicure tools clean and disinfect them.

Always use unrefined, organic, fair trade products. Take care of your health and our environment. Always take allergy test – if you have reaction avoid these ingredients.

Love, Auntie


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