Perfect nails make you feel great, right? But keeping them healthy can be a pain.  No worries! Here are some super easy tips to keep your nails strong and beautiful, and you can totally fit them into your daily routine. CuDel is here to help with its tips! 

Nail Anatomy 101

Your nails are like tiny shields made of the same stuff as your hair! The part you can see is called the nail plate.  At the bottom, there’s a white crescent moon shape called the lunula. Right next to that is a thin layer of skin protecting the new nail as it grows – that’s the cuticle!

Healthy Habits for Strong Nails

Drink Up

Just like your skin, your nails need water to stay healthy and bend without breaking. Have adequate water throughout the day.

Yummy Food, Strong Nails

Infuse your body with the required vitamins and minerals to grow strong nails by eating healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and lean protein.

Biotin Boost

Popular beliefs advocate for Biotin, a part of Vitamin B Group, to strengthen your nails. Biotin is found in foods like eggs, nuts, and avocados. Consulting your doctor before taking any supplements is advisable.

Glove Up

Wearing gloves protects your nails from harsh chemicals while cleaning products and dirt from gardening. This keeps your nails healthy and pretty!

Nail Care Routine

Wash your hands often with warm water and gentle soap. Don’t use strong stuff or scrub too hard, it can dry out your nails and the skin around them (cuticles).

Shape Up Your Tips

Trim your nails regularly to keep them healthy and prevent them from breaking. You can use nail clippers or a nail file to get the shape you want. Remember to file in one direction to avoid cracks.

Gentle Cuticle Care

Cuticles help protect your nails from getting infected. Soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes to soften them up, then gently push them back with a special tool (cuticle pusher). Don’t cut your cuticles, it can lead to infection!

Keep It Moist

Use cuticle oil regularly to keep your nails and cuticles from drying out. Look for oils with Vitamin E or jojoba oil, they’re extra good for your nails!

Polished Perfection

Start with a Base

Before painting your nails, use a base coat. This protects them from getting stained and helps your pretty colours last longer.

Pick Good Polish

Choose polishes that are of high quality so that they won’t hurt your nails. Avoid ones with yucky chemicals like formaldehyde or toluene (just say NO to those!).

Gentle Removal is Key

Don’t rip off your polish! Use a nice, gentle remover that doesn’t have acetone in it. Soak a cotton ball in the remover and wipe it across your nails to take the polish off.

Give Your Nails a Rest

In between painting your nails, take a break for a few days. This lets them breathe and recover from the polish.

Extra Nail Care Tips

Don’t bite your nails! It might be a habit, but it hurts your nails and can infect them. 

Try taking deep breaths or meditating to calm down instead.

Make your nails stronger sometimes! There are special treatments for this, but don’t use them too much or else your nails will get dry.

See a doctor if your nails worry you! If your nails change colour, become brittle or get infected, consult a dermatologist.


Looking after your nails is like giving yourself a little treat! At CuDel, we think pretty nails can make you feel amazing. 

Here’s a bonus tip – Don’t forget your toes! Taking care of them the same way you do your fingernails keeps your feet healthy too.

You can go for pedicure services at home or manicure services at home too to relieve yourself from the hassles of visiting a physical salon.

The most important thing is to do this stuff regularly. By making these simple steps a habit, you’ll end up with strong, healthy nails to feel proud of. So pamper those nails, show them some love, and let your confidence sparkle!