How can I have healthy nails?

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Registered: 03-25-2013
How can I have healthy nails?
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 7:49pm

I do my nails all the time at the salon but I never could get them to look healthy. Does any one know how I could get healthy nails?

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Registered: 10-05-2000
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:29am

Hello and Welcome! Without knowing what exactly your issues are with your nails I'm not sure I can help. But for healthy nails sometimes it helps to take a break from nail polish and nail polish removers. Removers can dry out your nails. You should always moisturize your nails with nail oil or creams. Are your nails dry and brittle? Are they breaking or splitting? Maintaining your nails can be as simple as filing once a week (or more if needed), a nice oil or cream to moisturize and when you have to wash dishes or clean always use gloves. The gloves will protect your nails.

Those are my tips. Hope this helps! ;-)