How to grow nails faster? Follow these 7 dermat-approved tips

How to grow nails faster? If you have been dealing with slow growing nails, you've come to the right place. Follow these 7 tips!

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These expert backed tips will boost your nail growth. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published on: 30 May 2022, 08:59 am IST
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You desire long, gleaming pink nails, but they’re brittle, short, and dull? If this is the situation with your nails, you are most likely not giving them the attention they need. You may nod your head in agreement if we take the liberty of saying that the process of growing nails can be more annoying than growing hair. But even then if you’re wondering how to grow nails faster, read on!

Health Shots spoke to Dr Nivedita Dadu, a renowned dermatologist, to list some tips to protect nails and to speed up their healthy growith

How to grow nails faster?

“Slow-growing nails are common as people get older, but they can also be an indication of sickness or nutritional inadequacy. Nails and their growth are affected by a variety of factors. First and foremost, you must quit biting your nails if you want them to grow faster,” says Dr Dadu, who is also the founder and chairman of Dr. Nivedita Dadu’s Dermatology Clinic.

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Pay attention to your nails. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Avoid making these mistakes to grow nails faster:

1. Biting nails

Dr Dadu says, “Biting nails is not only unhealthy for the body but can also lead to bacterial infections.” Biting nails can also lead to chipped nails. ”

2. Use of chemicals

Anything that is laced with chemicals is not good for the long and healthy lives of the nails. Excessive use of gel and acrylic nail paint also affects the natural growth of the nails.

Follow these tips to grow nails faster:

1. Use hand creams to moisturize the nails

The secret to growing your nails faster and preventing breakage is to keep them hydrated and treat them with the correct ingredients/chemicals and vitamins. Hand soaps, dishwashers, and environmental aggressors dry out the nails, making them more prone to breakage. Use a hand cream that can give proper nail care, containing petroleum jelly, because it is known to strengthen and moisturize the nails, promoting healthy development.

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Grow your nails naturally by applying moisturiser. Image: Shutterstock

2. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, which makes it a great nail supplement. Dr Dadu suggests massaging oil on the nails and fingers before going to bed every day for better results.

3. Grooming of nails

The nails will grow faster if they are given some TLC and if proper nail care habits are followed. To avoid unwanted breakage and damage to the nails, trim them on a regular basis. File the nails, use a base coat before painting them, and note how quickly they grow.

4. Consume biotin

“Biotin is the powerhouse vitamin for nail and hair growth. Always include biotin-rich foods such as bananas or avocados in your diet. You can take biotin supplements along with it. Before taking biotin supplements, do consult your dermatologist,” says Dr Dadu.

5. Lemon juice

Vitamin C is thought to be extremely beneficial to nail growth. At least once a day, rub lemon juice on your nails. It should be rubbed for five minutes before being rinsed with warm water. This practice will promote nail growth while also keeping them clean and free of bacteria.

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Try lemon to boost nails growth. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

6. Eat lots of greens

Folic acid, or vitamin B9, is abundant in leafy vegetables, particularly spinach. This helps to supplement and strengthen nail growth, making them strong. A daily serving of greens will help you grow stronger and longer nails.

7. Always apply a base coat

Dr Dadu says, “Be it a neutral shade or a bright one, before putting on any nail color, applying a base coat is a must. This will provide a protective layer to the nails and will make the nails stronger and healthier.”

So, try these tips and grow your nails faster and stronger!

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Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information.

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