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What home remedies are there for healthy nails?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Several home remedies can help keep nails well hydrated and flexible and can correct problems such as nail staining from nail polishes. Rubbing olive oil, coconut oil, or petroleum jelly into nails each night will hydrate cuticles and nails, counteracting the drying that can occur from washing dishes or other daily chores. (Wearing cotton gloves to bed can keep the oil on the nails, not on bed sheets.) To remove yellow stains caused by dark nail colors without going overboard on nail polish removers, try rubbing toothpaste or lemon juice into nails.  

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