Fingernails are essentially responsible for enhancing the beauty of our hands. But people struggle with slow-growing or damaged nails. Let’s discuss if you can actually make them grow faster.
Our nail growth is controlled by several factors, such as hormones, age, etc. On average, our fingernails grow with a speed of one-tenth part of mm in a day. But even if you are not struggling with anxiety and nail-biting habits, you still can face slow-growing nails.
However, scientifically there is no effective method to grow them faster. That’s why most of the approaches focus on strengthening and nourishing them so they won’t break and grow without any damage. These tips include:
- Taking biotin
- Reducing the frequency of toxic glue-based nails
- Cuticle protection
- Applying moisturizer to them with massage
- Regular filing
Apart from these tips, several homemade remedies which involve nail oils are used to make them grow faster.
Nails are said to be reflective of our overall health. If none of those mentioned above tips works for your below-average growing fingernails, consider contacting your physician. If your nails are excessively pale, broken or damaged, it might indicate an underlying disease condition.
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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.