Is it true to make strong nails with garlic?
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Having good nails is the dream of every woman, especially having strong nails that are not easily broken. Fingernails are made of a layer of protein called keratin. New nail cells grow under the cuticle, causing the old cells to thicken and harden, then push outward toward the fingertips. Some of the things that can cause brittle nails and break easily are:
Lack of intake of vitamins and minerals, lack of intake of vitamin C, vitamin B complex, folic acid, and calcium are the causes of dull, dry and easily broken nails. Bacterial and fungal infections, fungal infections will cause nail bed and nail surfaces, especially on toenails due to moisture in socks and shoes, the main source of bacteria breeding. Dry skin and nails Too often use cosmetic nail products such as nail polish or nail polish remover Insufficient fluid intake or dehydration Hypothyroid Psoriasis Too often exposure to chemicals or detergents Cleaning hands too often Sunburn Repeated injury to nail tips
If your nails break easily, and grow poorly with a white, thickened appearance at the corners of the nail, or swelling in the tissue around the nail, you should immediately consult a dermatologist. To find out the cause, the doctor will conduct an examination, and give medicine according to the cause.
Garlic can strengthen nails, there is no scientific research yet, but there are some things you can do to make your nails healthy and strong
Avoid using nail polish or nail polish. Use moisturizer on your nails using olive oil to prevent dryness and dullness. Diligently clean your nails. Consume foods that contain lots of folic acid, vitamin B complex, iron. Cut nails regularly and evenly. Avoid biting your nails. water, so that the skin and nails don't dry out. Use gloves when cleaning the house using harsh chemicals. Thank you, hopefully this is useful. dr. Nurmarwiyah