HEALTHY NAILS: DEFICIENCIES AND NUTRITION

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I have found over time that most people pay close attention to their body, skin, hair etc. and some how neglect or pay less attention to their nails. Studies have shown that the nails can tell a lot about our health and nutritional needs because the nail tissues are constantly renewed and any change in shape or appearance could be related to your health. Some of the nail challenges like brittle nails, infections and diseases that affect some people could easily be prevented or treated much quicker, there are deliberate steps to take if you want strong and healthy nails, some of which we are already doing unconsciouslyNutrition plays a key role in our general health and wellbeing, it is important to narrow down these foods and vitamins so as to be more conscious of their intake.
Nutritional deficiencies · Iron Deficiency Nails that are thin, cracked and have a spoon like shape, excessive discoloration or pale fingernails. Other causes of this condition include trauma to the nails, excessive contact with solvents like detergent, radiation and chemotherapy, anemia which also a possible cause is attributed to low levels of iron in the body.What to eatIron can be gotten through animal based foods and plant based food. Animal-based foods such as poultry, pork, red meat , seafood, calcium rich foods (broccoli, cheese, yogurt) etc. Plant-based foods include apricots, beans, raisins, dark green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach), peas, lentils etc.
· Zinc DeficiencyNails with white patches under the nails or white spots on the nail bed, horizontal lines or bands on the nails. Other causes include deficiency in calcium and B Vitamin, excessive nail biting, nail injuries and side effect of some drugs can cause this deficiency. What to eatEggs, dairy products, meat, whole grains, dark leafy vegetables, seeds etc.

Biotin Deficiency Nails that are extremely brittle which causes nail breakage and crumbling as known as eggshell nails, nails that split and ridging nails. There are several causes which include injury or trauma to the nails, malnutrition most especially the deficiency of biotin which part of the B vitamin family, low calcium level, aging which is very common with older people because of the low cell turnover. What to eatFresh vegetables, fruits, saltwater fish, fish liver oil, avocado, beef liver, cereals, pork, whole grains etc.
Vitamin C DeficiencyNails with thin red, brown or black lines running through the length of the nails. Not all cases of this effect is cause by nutrient deficiency other causes include external trauma or injury to the small blood vessels that are under the nail bed. What to eatTomatoes, white and sweet potatoes, citrus fruits, spinach, broccoli etc.
SupplementsThere are also a lot of nutritional supplements that help provide several nutrients and minerals which serve as an addition to your diet. These supplements are not substitutes for the fresh foods, they are only advised to be used to complement our balanced diet for nutritional and physiological benefits, examples include vitamins, biotin, folic acid supplements etc.
Disclaimer: Please note that I am not claiming to be Medical doctor and I am not offering any medical prescriptions. All I have written and recommended here are from my experience as a Professional Nail Technician and things that have worked for my clients that have sort medical help. Please check with your doctor and nutritionist before using any supplements or drastically changing your diet.
Disclaimer: Please note that I am not claiming to be Medical doctor and I am not offering any medical prescriptions. All I have written and recommended here are from my experience and research as a Professional Nail Technician with over 8 years work experience and things that have worked for my clients that have sort medical help. Please check with your doctor and nutritionist before using any supplements or drastically changing your diet. Thank you.

I hope this helps you in achieving strong and healthy nails. Thank you for reading.

NAIL ART INSPIRATION- EMILIO PUCCI FLORENCE BAG

BRIEF INFORMATION ABOUT THE BRAND EMILIO PUCCIIn 1947, Emilio designed a streamlined ski outfit for himself and his friends and was photographed by a fashion photographer who published it in Harper’s Bazaar USA which brought the fashion mogul to lime light.

“Emilio Pucci’s legacy continues to be a seminal force behind the birth of the “made in Italy” style and a milestone in Italy’s luxury sportswear concept”. The Emilio Pucci brand is renown for its signature prints, joyful color combinations and “made in Italy” luxury fashions. “Pucci was driven by the desire to liberate women granting them unprecedented freedom of movement. His designs featured sensual, free-flowing lines that followed the natural curves of the body. He has been a major influence in contemporary fashion even after his passing in 1992 and his daughter taking over.
Wavy lines, summery colors, and metallic leather are the main features of Florence Bag.

This design was exciting to create because I had the exact shade of nail polishes in my collection.
The details and the combination of the green metallic color with the shades of blue and white lines tapped at the corners makes this design very catchy and makes the bag attractive at its first glance.

Here are some other pictures from the collection that caught my attention.Clearly one of the goals of this collection is sensual, free-flowing lines that followed the natural curves of the body, dreamy, underwater blues and ray of bright lights which was very well captured.

Thank you for reading, I hope this has inspired you to step out of the box in search of inspiration.

PASTEL ART INSPIRATION

Hello lovelies! It feels good to be back writing and creating again on a new platform which I am really excited about and I hope you are too. I can’t wait for you to see all the new things I have coming starting with this inspired nail art…


I wasn’t on a search for inspiration when I found this account that has some of the brightest and cutest DIY décor items owned by Kara Whitten of www.akailochiclife.com . She designs and sells all kinds of items for DIYS, home décor, parties, holidays from wrapping paper, throw pillows, cocktail shakers and flower cases. I fell in love immediately and as I was scrolling down I found this Pastel Memphis Easter Eggs she had designed and they were 5 in number! She matched it with some plates from another awesome account, the arrangement had me in colour and design heaven! What do you think was going through my mind…? Recreating them on nails of course and here!

I hope Kara and I have inspired your creativity.
Which of the fingers is your favourite design? I like the pinky and thumb art it reminds me of cake or ice cream sprinkles 😀 .Thank you for reading, see you in my next post.