I've recently been doing some research on nail health and I thought I'd share some "Nail Knowlage" with you =)
To keep your nails healthy here are a few things you can do:
1. Keep your nails clean and dry.
2. Avoid nail biting and/or picking.
3. File your nails in one direction and round the tip rather than filing to a point.
4. Stay away from nail polish removers with Acetone and Formaldehyde.
Also here are some vitamins and some foods that are good to eat that are high in those vitamins:
Zinc: Prevents Yellowing, Deformed nails and Hangnails which are my worst enemy =P
Vitamin A: Helps increase skin cell health- healthier cuticals means faster nail growth!
Calcium: Helps nail growth and strength.
Foods high in Zinc: Shrimp, Crab, Chicken, Beef , Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Powder, Lamb, and Peanuts! (Fun Fact about peanuts: they are one of the ingridients in TNT)
Foods high in Calcium: Skim and Whole Milk, Plain low fat yogurt, Feta Cheese, Broccoli, Okra, Orange, and canned Sardines!
Foods high in Vitamin A: Cheese, Eggs, Raw carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Mangoes, and Apricots!
I hope you enjoyed some "nail knowlage"
Thank you for reading!