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How to Heal Your Nails with Jojoba Oil - Plus Another Black History Hero!

02/07/2010 13:37

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil 

Many have heard of the benefits jojoba oil can give your skin, but what people don't know is that you can also use jojoba oil to heal dry, cracked nails! It can also be used as a makeup remover and a lip balm, so be sure to keep a bottle of this multi-tasking oil handy.

Back to the point! How do you use jojoba oil to heal your nails? Here's how: 

Step #1 - Identify splitting or peeling nails or nails with vertical ridges. Vertical nail separation or splitting indicates a lack of moisture or body oils flowing to the nails. It may also signal an aging process you can help combat using Jojoba oil. 

Step #2 - Apply Jojoba oil to your nail plate and cuticle by placing oil droplets on the nail and massaging it. 

Step #3 (Optional) - For even better conditioning apply a little vitamin E. Vitamin E will further condition your nails. 

Step #4 - Treat your nails with Jojoba oil at least twice daily. Consider treating your nails more times a day if you routinely immerse your hands in water. An extra tip: Keep your Jojoba oil in a bottle near the sink to apply it each time you wash your hands. To get your own jojoba oil visit our Jojoba oil page. Find even more natural and African skin care treatments by visiting the Africa Imports web site.

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH: 

Charles Drew

Charles Drew was an African American physician and medical researcher. He is most famous for inventing what we now call "blood banks". His large-scale blood banks in early World War II saved thousands of lives of the Allied forces. It was while earning earning his doctorate at Columbia in the late 1930s, that Drew conducted research into the properties and preservation of blood plasma. He soon developed efficient ways to process and store large quantities of blood plasma in “blood banks.” As the leading authority in the field, he organized and directed the blood-plasma programs of the United States and Great Britain in the early years of World War II, while also agitating the authorities to stop excluding the blood of blacks from plasma-supply networks. 

Drew resigned his official posts in 1942 after the armed forces ruled that the blood of blacks would be accepted but would have to be stored separately from that of whites. He then became a surgeon and professor of medicine at Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, D.C., and Howard University (1942–50). He was fatally injured in an automobile accident in 1950.