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Everyone, especially, women want to have nails which look nice and it is relatively easy to come by through eating healthily, taking in the correct vitamins and generally taking care of nails. Many people believe that having healthy looking nails is almost impossible. However, it only takes a little bit of your time and some of effort. By looking at one’s nails you can see the general health of that person.

Symptoms of Unhealthy Nails

There is a protein called keratin, this is what the nails are made from. It provides strength, a healthy color and a clean texture to the nails. Vitamins help to build the keratin in the nails, thus it is important to have the right amount of vitamins in your diet. If you do not get the right vitamins or you do not receive the right amount of them, you may notice your nails looking brittle or you may see ridges forming across the nails. In addition they can look dry and even be discolored.

Vitamins for Healthy Nails

By taking vitamin E you can recover the texture of your nails and also provide them with much needed strength. By taking vitamin A you can improve the dryness and the brittleness of your nails. Vitamin A can also speeds up the growth of nails. If you do not get enough vitamin B you will notice the ridges both horizontally and vertically on your nails. By taking vitamin A you will also decrease the chance of bacterial and fungal infections from occurring. By taking vitamin B12 you can improve the color of your nails from being a dark to becoming bright and shiny. The vitamin B12 can also help with improving the rounded tip that can appear on the nails that are deficient of vitamin B12. There is a type of B vitamin called biotin which should be included in your diet in order to help to stop your nail from splitting. To improve the general look of the nails (e. g. prevent dullness), take vitamin C.

How to Have Strong and Healthy Fingernails

Do not bite your nails, it is a very unhealthy habit which will ruin your nails. You should cut your nails regularly and do this by using your own equipment. If you have in growing nails, you should seek the advice of a dermatologist for treatment. When you use a nail polish remover try not to use the ones containing formaldehyde or acetone.

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