A manicure is only a quick fix for your nails. To ensure that your nails are healthy and strong you have to start from within. Here are 5 easy fixes to improve your nails:

Too little protein in the diet will make nails dull and brittle.

Good sources of protein include lean animal products, dairy, seafood, nuts & seeds, tofu and soya bean products and legumes.

Other internal supplementation that may assist with brittle nails include silica, calcium, magnesium zinc and vitamin E which will not only assist with improving the condition of the nails but also the skin and hair.

Vitamin E:

It helps to repair collagen. A lack of vitamin E can lead to blotchiness, loss of firmness of skin tone and give the impression of premature aging. It is an excellent moisturiser as it improves skin re-hydration by preventing moisture loss. It is readily absorbed and helps to maintain soft and supple skin. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant and is required by the body to fight the occurrence of free radicals.