Nail Health 101

Nail Health 101

Nail Health 101: Vitamins and Nutrients You Need 

Frustrated by nails that won't grow? Since diet is a major player in all body functions, including nail strength and health, you might be lacking some key vitamins and nutrients! Here’s how to give your nails a health and beauty boost.

Protein: Your body uses Keratin, which is a protein, to build healthy skin, nails, and hair and keep them healthy. Nails are actually made up of protein, so it’s important to eat lean meat and fish and spinach and other vegetables that contain protein. You can also treat your nails with protein-enriched Strengthening Breathable Manicure System by KISS. Within just a few applications, you should notice a difference.

Biotin: Also known as B7, this vitamin helps support healthy nails and skin. While there are natural sources of biotin (like whole grains and even bananas), most people don't get enough of it in their diets naturally. If you suffer from brittle nails that struggle to grow, consider working a biotin supplement into your daily life to see the difference for yourself! If you’re trying to achieve longer and thicker eyelashes, biotin also aids hair and lash health. In the meantime, you can get the look with Lash Couture Faux Mink lashes from KISS. These fake lashes are a cinch to apply, and the result is like an instant makeover for your eyes.

Iron: This mineral is responsible for so many of your body's processes, yet it's also a nutrient some people aren't getting enough of! Natural sources of iron include leafy greens, lentils, and even dark chocolate (yum!). There are a slew of iron supplements on the market, but too much iron isn’t a good thing, so consult your doctor before using. The only real way to know if you're iron-deficient is with a blood test, but if your nails are super brittle and have lots of grooves or ridges, there's a good chance you could stand to up your intake.

Now that you’re in the know about how to strengthen and beautify your nails (and hair!), it's time to focus on increasing your intake of these key vitamins and nutrients. In the meantime, you can get the look of strong, beautiful nails with imPRESS Press-on Manicure. These DIY one-step gels are great for achieving any look you desire, without a trip to the nail salon. Shop imPRESS today and give the DIY mani a try, and be sure to check out KISS products for false eyelashes.