Benefits of Aloe Vera for Nails
Aloe Vera is a very complete and useful plant that can be used practically all over the body, and nails are no exception. The pulp of Aloe Vera is rich in vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, proteins and minerals, among many others. All these components make Aloe Vera the perfect ally to beautify your nails and improve their health.
Moisturising. Nail hydration is essential and Aloe Vera is able to do it in a deep way. It is not only important to moisturise the nail, but also the cuticle as it is essential for the nail to grow healthy and strong.
Cleansing action. Aloe Vera manages to eliminate all the residues and impurities found in the nails, leaving them totally clean.
It strengthens the most fragile nails, preventing stretch marks from appearing and making them break more easily.
Regenerates damaged nails and leaves them as good as new, much stronger and more resistant.
It protects the nails from the appearance of fungus, thanks to its antiseptic and antifungal properties.
Aloe Vera for Yellow Nails
If your nails have a yellowish hue and you don’t like the way they look aesthetically, Aloe Vera is your solution. This yellowish colour can be due to different factors and habits present in your daily life or even be an indication of suffering from an illness.
Among the most common reasons for yellow nails are the following:
- Poorly balanced diet and lack of nutrients.
- Liver disease.
- Smoking, cigarette smoke stains the nails yellow.
- Fungal infections.
- Ageing, as a consequence of the passage of time, the nails can acquire this yellowish hue.
- Consumption of certain medications.
- Use of low quality nail polish, which can leave a yellow residue on the nails.
Aloe Vera will help you to whiten your nails so that they recover their natural tone, at the same time that they are strengthened and protected from external factors that threaten them.
Yellow Nails Treatment with Aloe Vera
To treat yellow nails with Aloe Vera, we recommend that you use two tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel together with lemon juice. We apply it with a clean brush and leave it to act for 15 minutes, once this time has elapsed, we remove it and wash with plenty of water. You will see the changes immediately, and you will be able to recover the beauty of your nails in a natural way.
Aloe Vera for Ingrown Nails
It is clear that having an ingrown toenail is very annoying and painful, especially when walking or putting on shoes. But, why do nails become ingrown, it can be due to different factors, such as a bad nail cut, use of inappropriate footwear, or characteristics of the foot itself that make it more prone to suffer these ingrown nails.
When this happens, we can go to a specialist such as a podiatrist, but we can also make use of natural remedies such as Aloe Vera to treat this type of condition. Aloe Vera, thanks to its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties will help to improve the area as well as reduce pain and swelling.
Ingrown toenails treatment with Aloe Vera
To start the treatment, the first thing to do is to soak the affected foot in warm water with salt to disinfect the area. Once 5 or 10 minutes have passed, dry the area with a clean towel and proceed to apply Aloe Vera gel and leave it to act for 20 minutes. You will notice how the Aloe Vera soothes the area and reduces the swelling considerably.