How to make your own nail care products

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With this simple routine to care for your nails, you can strengthen them and make them look more beautiful and healthier.

Hands are part of our image. They can say a lot about who we are, what we are doing or what we do. But it often happens, as with feet, that few people give them the care and attention they deserve.

Nails need hydration and protection so that the cuticles are healthy and the keratin cells that will form the nail plate are strengthened. For this, you can turn to a specialist who will give you a manicure, but you can also opt for weekly maintenance at home. If you follow these simple tips, you can show off healthy, hard and rosy nails.

BASIC NAIL CARE

Make sure you eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins A and B, with whole grains, brewer’s yeast, and vegetables rich in carotenoids. Use gloves to protect your nails from contact with germs, fungi, soaps, chemicals, and water when cleaning your home, gardening, doing DIY or scrubbing the dishes.

Moisturize your nails at least once a week. Also, you can use moisturizing hand creams several times a day. After the bath, when they are soft, cut them with a special nail pliers. File them with a cardboard file and then spread and massage them with the moisturizing oil. Remove the cuticle carefully and cut it with a cuticle cutter.

4 HOMEMADE FORMULAS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR NAILS

Most commercial nail care products are filled with petroleum-based ingredients that don’t mix well with our fabrics. Some are irritating and even toxic. Instead, the products you can make at home are natural and safe.

1. NATURAL MOISTURIZING OIL

Strengthens, hardens and bleaches nails. Its wonderful oils nourish, repair and soften the cuticles.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pipette or dropper
  • 1 5 ml amber or amber bottle with dropper cap
  • 30 drops of castor oil
  • 30 drops of jojoba oil
  • 30 drops of argan oil
  • 15 drops of virgin olive oil
  • 3 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops of myrrh essential oil
  • 2 drops of vitamin E

Elaboration:

  1. Add each of the ingredients to the bottle with the pipette
  2. Mix them all well
  3. Cover and shake
  4. Apply a drop to each nail and massage your nails, cuticles, and fingers.
  5. Do not apply this oil if you plan to sunbathe since lemon essential oil is photosensitizing.
  6. Apply at night to harden your nails while you sleep.

2. HOMEMADE NAIL WHITENER

This simple and effective recipe will help you whiten your nails in a 100% natural way. Prepare it at the time of use. You can keep it for a week in the fridge.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 small bowl to mix the ingredients

Elaboration:

  1. Mix these ingredients and apply it on the nails
  2. Leave on for a few minutes and rinse
  3. Apply the moisturizing oil and massage

3. NAIL CONTOUR

This gel helps you soften your cuticles and whiten your nails.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small bowl to prepare the gel and dip the nails.
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 2 drops of lemon essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon of 10-volume hydrogen peroxide

Elaboration:

  1. Extract the pulp of aloe vera from the same stem
  2. Chop it well until it is a puree
  3. add the hydrogen peroxide and stir well
  4. Add two drops of lemon essential oil and stir
  5. Dip the nails in the gel and leave for about 5 minutes
  6. Rinse your hands and you are ready to trim the cuticles.

4. STRENGTHENING NAIL MASK

To strengthen your nails, apply this mask of fresh and natural ingredients once a week

Ingredients:

  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Elaboration:

  1. Crush the garlic in a mortar until you get a puree
  2. add the olive oil and continue mashing
  3. Add the lemon juice and stir vigorously
  4. Apply the mask and let it act for 5 to 10 minutes
  5. Wash your hands and apply a moisturizer
  6. Keep in mind that this mask will leave a garlic smell on your hands for a few hours

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