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April 10, 2019

Hello Beautiful,

SpringSaleIt's Katie bringing you another week of tips, hints, styles, and trends to help you look and feel your best!

Before you spend the money on showcasing the latest nail art trend, Hold off and make sure your nails are strong enough. You don't want to spend the money just to have your nails easily chip, flake, or break.

Until we meet again,
Katie

Questions? Comments? Email me at:katie@gophercentral.com

How to Strengthen Your Finger Nails

Ask a bunch of twenty-something year olds if they prefer to hand wash the dishes or just load and unload the dishwasher...I bet most of their answers won't match up to mine. Yep, I prefer to hand wash the dishes. However, I don't wear gloves when I do and I should.

So if you're like me, you should be wearing gloves too. Fingernails absorb water even better than your skin does. When water is constantly moving in and out of the nail, it puts a tremendous strain on the delicate nail cells. Too much water contact can result in soft, weak nails that are susceptible to breakage.

I am also guilty of using acetone nail polish remover. I think it takes less time and my nails look more clean afterwards. It turns out, nail polish remover is enemy No. 1 for healthy nails. Acetone found in many removers dries out the nail and allows brittleness to set in. Try not to use remover more than twice a week, and when you do, make it a non-acetone one.

If you take daily vitamins and don't already have this one on your list you should. Taking a Biotin supplement has been shown to help strengthen your fingernails. Take 2-3 milligrams (or 2,000-3,000 micro milligrams) a day for four to six months. It takes that long for fingernails to fully grow out, and biotin builds a stronger new nail rather than repairing what you're currently sporting on your fingertips.
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