Nail art
Beauty / Society

4 simple rules to grow your nails longer and stronger within weeks

By Fiona Embleton

Photo: Janneke Van Der Hagen

If your nail beds are in need of some TLC, follow these expert tips

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Fun fact: the nail on your middle and fourth finger grows faster than those on the rest of your hand. Also true: finger nails grow about a tenth of a millimetre a day, according to the Boston University School of Medicine. Vitamin D seems to have an effect, too, which is why you’ll find your nails grow faster in summer. So if you’ve been papering over the cracks during winter with layer upon layer of polish, now is the time to address the problem that lies beneath and maximise on your nails' growth potential.