How to Treat Your Dry and Brittle Nails

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Dry, cracked, and brittle nails can affect you any time of year, no matter the weather or the temperature. Are you continually painting over your nails to hide the fact that they’re dry? It’s time for a little TLC. Nail polish isn’t what your nails need, but some good, old-fashioned care.

Treat your dry and cracked nails with these helpful tips:

Beauty from the Inside Out

How we look on the outside is often a reflection of what’s going happening on the inside. Another way of saying that: we are what we eat. If we eat junk food, we’ll feel like junk. When we eat poorly, our health starts to suffer. That is also true for our appearance. One of the first signs of vitamin deficiency is brittle nails.

Visit a nutritionist for expert advice on how to eat a well-balanced diet to ensure you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals you need. Ask them about what sort of foods or supplements you can take to boost your nail health.

Give Your Nails a Break

Treat your nails to a little spa day. Wash your hands in lukewarm water and apply vigorous amounts of rich moisturizer or oil, such as coconut oil, vitamin E, Moroccan oil, or cuticle cream. Leave the moisturizers to naturally absorb into your fingers or wear gloves to ensure your hands and nails get the maximum benefit of your at-home treatment.

For a more professional treatment, we suggest getting a gentle manicure that focuses on hydrating your skin and nails and removing dry cuticles from your nailbeds that might cause the skin to crack and bleed.

A Visit to the Doctor

If your nails continue to be brittle even after closely watching your diet, it might be time to pay a visit to your doctor. Dry, cracked, and brittle nails may be an underlying symptom of a health condition, which may not be directly related to your diet. Some conditions that cause brittle nails include hypothyroidism, anemia, and Raynaud’s syndrome. Of course, brittle nails aren’t the only symptoms to watch out for, so if you’re noticing other things going on in your body, speak to your doctor.

To book your manicure appointment in Ajax, contact The Nail Pro or call us at (905) 428-1487.