Nail mask - effective help at home

The way the hands look is the hallmark of a woman. A nail mask helps, without leaving your home, to improve your self-image. Women’s assistants in this matter can be both purchased ready-made and self-made cosmetics. Such products are a worthy alternative to salon procedures.

Ready masks

The beauty industry offers a huge selection of products created for nail care. They help to cope with problems such as increased brittleness, delamination or slow growth of plates. An innovative solution is considered a keratin mask for nails. This tool nourishes and restores the plates. Healing oil, for example, jojoba, is necessarily present in its composition. It penetrates into the deep layers of nails and nourishes them. Keratin strengthens the structure of the plates and protects them from breaking off. As a result, day after day they become stronger and healthier.

The nail mask is produced by various cosmetic companies. The most sought after products are:

  • keratin restorative Nail Tek;
  • mask for strengthening nails Rescue RXx;
  • cosmetic product Sally Hansen Triple Strong with a triple effect.

How to make a nail mask?

Such home remedies are a worthy alternative to store-bought ones. They have significant advantages:

  1. Small cost. Most cosmetics are made from affordable ingredients that almost every woman has at her disposal.
  2. Always at hand. If suddenly a woman decides to arrange spa treatments in the evening, this will easily work out. The main thing is that a homemade mask is available.
  3. The composition contains natural ingredients. Making masks for nails at home, the woman is sure that there are no harmful additives in the product. It contains exclusively natural ingredients: oils, salt, iodine and so on.
  4. Ease of manufacture. All recipes for nail masks contain detailed instructions. If you strictly follow these instructions, there will be no problems in making a homemade cosmetic product.

Masks for strengthening nails

salt nail mask

Cosmetics that contain sea salt are especially good at coping with this problem. It contains a whole set of mineral components. It is no accident that after a summer vacation spent at sea, even the most fragile plates become strong and healthy. Masks for strengthening nails, made from sea salt at home, have a similar effect. The result of their application is noticeable after the first procedures.

Bath-mask for nails with salt


  • water – 250 ml;
  • unflavored sea salt – 3 tbsp. spoons.

Preparation, application:

  1. Salt is dissolved in warm water.
  2. Immerse your fingers in this strengthening solution and hold for about 15 minutes.
  3. Apply a nourishing cream to your hands.

Masks for nail growth

red pepper nail mask

Hot red pepper is considered a strong stimulant. On its basis, masks are made for nail growth at home. Hot pepper contains a special substance – capsaicin. This component enhances blood circulation, therefore, not only the condition of the plates improves, but also their growth accelerates. In addition, pepper contains vitamins C and E, magnesium, zinc and iron. All of them are very important.

Red Pepper Nail Mask


  • powdered red hot pepper – ½ tbsp. spoons;
  • oily hand cream – ½ tbsp. spoons.

Preparation, application:

  1. The components are mixed until a homogeneous mass is obtained.
  2. The gruel is covered with nails and left for a third of an hour. Then wash off the composition with warm water.

Mask for nails from delamination

Gelatin effectively copes with this problem. Homemade masks for exfoliating nails are made from it. The value of gelatin is determined by its composition. There is a lot of protein here, but it is a component of bone tissue (it is present in the plates). The use of gelatin-containing masks has a beneficial effect on the nails. They become strong.

Gelatin nail mask


  • gelatin – 1 tbsp. a spoon;
  • water – 120 ml;
  • honey – 1 teaspoon;
  • lemon juice – 1 teaspoon.

Preparation, application:

  1. Gelatin is poured into ice water and left to swell.
  2. Put the mixture on the stove on a small fire and cook until the lumps are completely dissolved.
  3. Cool to a comfortable temperature and mix with honey and juice.
  4. Impregnate cotton pads with the composition and put them on the plates for 20 minutes.

Nail whitening mask

nail mask with toothpaste

Toothpaste perfectly fights not only the yellowness of the teeth, but also the plates. Whitening your nails at home is very easy. You can simply apply a little bit of toothpaste on each plate and “brush” it with a brush. This procedure is very similar to brushing your teeth. If the nails are very yellowed, a more “powerful” remedy will be needed to lighten them. You can use it at least every day until the desired result is achieved.

Nail mask with toothpaste


  • lemon juice – 2 tbsp. spoons;
  • toothpaste – 2 teaspoons;
  • baking soda – 1 tbsp. a spoon.

Preparation, application:

  1. Mix soda with juice until the product begins to foam.
  2. Add to the paste. Everything is mixed again.
  3. Apply the mixture on the nails. After a third of an hour, wash off and cover the plates with a greasy hand cream.

Nourishing masks for nails

Cosmetics made on the basis of vegetable oils are especially good at this task. Although they can be used on their own. In this case, simply apply oil to the plates and hold for half an hour. It is more effective to make homemade nail masks containing this and other nutritional components. Such cosmetics are prepared simply and quickly.

Oil nail masks


  • a mixture of vegetable oils (linseed + burdock + olive) – 1 tbsp. a spoon;
  • iodine – 2 drops;
  • lemon juice – 5 drops.

Preparation, application:

  1. The remaining components are added to the oil mass heated to a comfortable temperature.
  2. Apply the composition to the nails.
  3. Hold for approximately 15 minutes.

Strengthening masks for nails

Medical iodine copes well with this mission. It cannot be used in its pure form. If you regularly apply this drug to your nails, they will begin to exfoliate heavily. Since this element is still needed by the plates, it is added to home-made cosmetic mixtures. An effective nail mask containing iodine has a firming effect. She prepares very simply.

Mask for nails with iodine


  • olive oil – 1 tbsp. a spoon;
  • iodine – a couple of drops.

Preparation, application:

  1. Iodine is added to slightly warmed oil.
  2. Rub this nutrient composition into the nails. Put on gloves and leave the mask on overnight.