Tiny as they are, our nails are a mirror of our health at large. Indeed, fast-growing, strong, unbreakable nails can often be a sign that we’re meeting our general nutritional requirements. Plus, it’s just plain nice to have nails that grow quickly and don’t break every two seconds. Brittle, soft, and thin nails affect an alarming percentage of us, though. One in five people has weak nails, studies show. Causes include a wide range of conditions, from psoriasis to hyperthyroidism to anemia, so if you have super-weak nails (maybe that are always peeling or even become detached from the nail bed), definitely consult your dermatologist to see what might be up.
In an effort to get strong nails and find the most no-nonsense, to-the-point nail growth advice, we went straight to an expert whose job it is to make sure her clients have the healthiest, most beautiful nails in the world: celebrity manicurist Michelle Saunders. With a client list including Kate Beckinsale, Emily Blunt, Mandy Moore, and other celebs whose fingertips are always on point, Saunders has years of experience helping celebrities rehab their nails so they always look stunning on red carpets and in on-screen close-ups. We asked Saunders to reveal her essential nail growth tips and products. "This is a question I get asked most," she responded. "My answer may surprise you." Keep scrolling to find this celebrity manicurist’s favorite nail growth products!
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Source: Who What Wear – Amanda Montell