When it comes to nail care many of us are just thinking about regular manicure and pedicure. But properly caring for your nails is not just about making your nails look pretty. The nails are used and abused almost everyday. So they deserve all the love and caring you can give.
Following a healthy diet and avoiding misusing your nails are two sure ways to keep your nails strong and healthy. Keeping them clean and trimmed properly are also essential. A great addition to your nail care kit is Argan oil.
Argan Oil for Nails
By now, you probably have been hearing about Argan oil. The wonderful beauty benefits of the oil have been mentioned in many articles on the internet and even Hollywood A-listers have been giving their shout out for this amazing beauty oil. So what is Argan oil?
Argan oil is a natural extract of the Argan kernels. The Argan tree grows almost exclusively in the arid regions of Morocco. The Argan kernels or nuts are cold-pressed to get the oil out. For many centuries , the women of the Berber tribe have been using the oil in various ways. The Berber women believed that the oil can protect their skin from the harsh conditions of the desert region and keep their hair healthy and beautiful. They also believed that the oil can help treat various ailments. They also used the Argan oil in their dishes.In a nutshell, the oil was and still is a part of their daily lives.
Today, you can see many bottles of the cosmetic Argan oil being sold in the market. The oil is a multi-purpose beauty oil. It is excellent for the skin and hair, a potent anti-aging weapon, and gives wonderful benefits to the nails as well.
How Does Argan Oil Benefit the Nails?
So how does Argan oil benefit the nails? The oil contains a high amount of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Both Vitamin E and essential fatty acids have potent moisturizing properties therefore keeping the nails and cuticles moisturized. Keeping the nails moisturized will help avoid dry nails which are prone to breakage, splitting and tearing.
How to Use Argan Oil on Nails
Here’s how to use Argan oil on your nails.
Make a mixture of Argan oil and lemon juice in equal amounts. Once you have the mixture ready, soak your fingernails in them for about 15 minutes. Rinse your hands and pat them dry with a soft towel until their damp. Squeeze about 2 drops of Argan oil on the palm of your hands then massage the oil gently into your nails and cuticles. Do this about once a week and you’ll get moisturized and less prone to breakage nails.
So don’t forget to include the Argan oil in your nail care kit!
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