5 Great Ways To Keep Your Nails Healthy

5 Great Ways To Keep Your Nails Healthy

My nails HAVE to look good whether natural or polished, so I use some of these tips to keep them this way.


Nails, for some, are the bane of existence. One cannot live their life happily if their nails are not up to par.

This is why it is really important to keep your natural nails healthy in order for your mind to be at ease with your lovely nails. A lot of people do not understand how to properly care and maintain their fingernails, which can lead to a lot of nails breaking and some cringe-worthy nails overall.

Here are five great ways to keep your nails healthy.

1. Use nail oil daily.

Nail oil helps to keep your nails beautiful, moist, and flexible during day-to-day activities. It helps to keep your nails from breaking and it keeps them from drying out.

Make sure to use nail oils that specifically list jojoba oil as one of the first three ingredients, as this is the best type of oil for your nails' health.

2. NEVER buff your nails.

Buffing your nails leads to the decreasing of the layers of your nails. This means that your nails will be more vulnerable and more likely to break and bend during simplistic activities.

It is safer to avoid any type of buffer in any form. If you do not buff your nails, they will be able to grow and become stronger naturally. Buffing is never necessary, no matter what nail companies try to sell to you.

3. File only one way.

Filing your nails from side to side or on top of the nail itself can actually lead to your nails breaking and becoming weak. This is something every nail lover wants to avoid every day.

Make sure to file in one direction across the bottom of your nail if you need to make them shorter, as it keeps your nails healthier than going from side to side or reverting to using a nail clipper, which will snap your nail.

4. Don't bite your nails.

Of course, don’t succumb to the urge of biting your nails because it leads to your nails being weak, breaking, and becoming ugly overall.

Biting your nails can be avoided in several ways, such as using nail polish with a foul taste, keeping your nails – and your hands for the matter – too busy to bite, and through finding another means to fulfill your biting needs.

5. Keep your nails short enough.

Keeping your nails short enough for whichever lifestyle you are a part of can help keep your nails longlasting and healthy. If your nails are far too long for your work life and daily life, then they will be more prone to break and be weaker.

If you do not have a life where you need to use your hands roughly or a lot each day, then long nails could be the best choice for you if you prefer.

Hopefully, these nail care tips will keep the world’s nails healthy and beautiful so no one has to stress about their nail care. Of course, these tips are only a few of the hundreds of ways for people who love and care about their natural nails to keep them healthy.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

I was never really big on cocktails. Tequila soda is always a go-to drink for me because of its simplicity and, to be honest, lack of extra calories from mixers chock-full of sugar, chemicals, and other unknown ingredients. I like tequila, and like to be able to really savor it.

This all changed when, a couple of years ago, a friend of mine made me a margarita from scratch — no funky mixers involved — and it tasted incredible. It was light, refreshing, and complemented the tequila without overpowering it.

Keep Reading... Show less

I was blessed with thick, full hair up until my late teens. At the time, I cursed my hairiness — this was before full eyebrows became trendy or cool, and were instead a point of bullying many of my fellow full-browed teens can relate to.

Later in my 20s, hormonal stability was something I was thankful for, though a major side effect ended up being hair loss — on my head, lashes, and brows. I now find my filling in my brows on an almost daily basis. As much as I enjoy toying with and testing out different brow-filling products, it'll never be quite the same as being able to have "I woke up like this" full, Gigi Hadid-esque brows.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month, A Reminder We Need Even More In Quarantine

You're going through something brand new — that's worth talking about.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This isn't new to 2020, but oh man, if we ever needed a reminder about the importance of mental health, now is the time. With different states all over the place in regard to stay-at-home orders, phased reopenings, and a "new normal," we're experiencing conflict, fear, changes, and unknowns that can easily trigger mental struggles we already have or spark feelings we've never had before. Yes, May is always Mental Health Awareness Month, but in quarantine, that need for positive mental health is taken to a whole new level.

Keep Reading... Show less

Everyone is LOVING "Outer Banks," as you've probably heard. And if you haven't caught the hype for the show yet, these articles will definitely give you a taste of what you're missing.

If you already have seen and fallen in love with the teen heartthrob crew, you need to get on board with some of these theories for season two!

Keep Reading... Show less

These 11 Face Masks On Etsy Support Small Businesses While Fighting The Spread Of Coronavirus

We're staying safe as states start lifting lockdown guidelines.

I, like most people who have had the luxury of being able to stay at home during this time, haven't spent much time outdoors at all. But when I do brave the great outdoors for a walk or to get to the grocery store, you won't find me without a mask.

My family and I were lucky enough to have family friends who were sewing some and had extras to give to us, but most of my friends and loved ones outside my immediate family have had to order some (or make a makeshift one out of scarves or bandanas).

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments