Well, having beautiful nails is not just the matter of good looks, but it also shows your health conditions and hygiene. If you are lacking in nutrition or having any illness then your nails would definitely explain it. There could be several reasons that your nails have lost their natural shine and became dull and pale.
But don't worry, we are here to tell you very easy steps to restore natural shine of your nails and make them healthy and strong again.
1. Remove Old Nail Paint
If you are a person who is very fond of regular application of nail paints then you need to change your habit. Not matter, how expensive and good quality nail paints you are using but continuous application and removal of nail paints will damage your nails and make them dull and rough.
I would suggest you to use Acetone Free nail paint remover every time for removing nail paint as they are much gentle on nails and and will not leave any whitish layer.
2. Cut/File if Needed
Give a proper shape to your nails before moving to the next steps as we do not want to have brittle and uneven nails.
3. Lemon Massage
Lemon Massage will help in removing impurities and discoloration of your nails.
Once you are done with removing your old nail paint and giving a proper shape to your nails, take a half cut lemon peel and rub over your nails in circular motion. You need to give a good massage with it over your nails and inner portion of your nails to clean any dirt/impurities.
4. Soak Your Nails in Lukewarm Water
After massaging your nails with lemon peel, soak you nails in Lukewarm water for about 10 minutes. Make sure that the water should not be very hot as hot water will make your nails rough.
Once you finish soaking your hands in lukewarm water, pat dry them.
This step is not so important and you can skip it if you are in hurry or too lazy to do but it is advisable to gently scrub your hands and nails once in a week to remove any dead skin or dirt from it. Make sure that you use a very gentle scrub which would not harm your nails.
Now, when I am talking about gentle scrub, I should give you a good DIY scrub recipe here
which you could easily follow at your home. This is my personal favorite and it works great to brighten up your nails and give them natural shine.
Ingredients Needed for DIY Scrub
2 tbsp Grated Coffee Beans or Coffee Powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tbsp Olive Oil/Glycerin
1 Vitamin E capsule oil
Mix all the above mentioned ingredients to make a thick paste. Make sure that the coffee bean granules are not so big in size and finely grated.
Gently scrub your hands and nails for about 4-5 minutes using this DIY scrub. Give a proper massage with it in circular motions. Now, wash your hands with normal tap water after scrubbing.
6. Moisturize your Hands
Now, its time to moisturize your hands. You can use any moisturizer of your choice or invest in any good quality hand cream, if your hands are very dry, rough and dull.
In case, you are interested in buying a hand cream then I am giving you a list of best affordable hand creams that you check:
Oriflame Sweden Golden Edition Hand Cream
mCaffeine Naked and Raw Coffee Hand Cream
Dove Nourishing Secrets Hand Cream
Kaya Youth Hand Rescue Cream
Vaseline Anti-Bacterial Hand Cream