We’ll leave no stone unturned in the quest for healthier nails.
Nails are a lot more complicated than you think. What you see on the surface has actually been in the works for quite a while. So if you’re not take of them from the inside out, it’s likely to lead to nail splitting and peeling. Unsure of how to stop it from happening? Here are 5 easy steps to follow.
Oil those nails!
We’ve been extolling the values of using oil for our hair, skin, even our gums for ages. So why not use the magic elixir on your nails too? Whether your nails are brittle or relatively healthy, you just want to give them a boost, it’s worth investing in a cuticle oil. It contains pure essential oils and botanical extracts that nourish your nails from inside out.
File your nails in one direction
If the file is particularly coarse then only file in one direction to avoid splitting the nail. But if you can, invest in a crystal file. They seal the nail as you go, so you don’t end up with any small splits.
Fingernails become softer and are more likely to split, break, and peel when they’re exposed to water. Wear rubber gloves when you wash up dishes, mop your floor or do other household chores that require putting your hands in water.
Moisturize your hands
One of the biggest causes for your nails splitting and peeling is lack of moisture. Especially after you wash your hands and dry them. Use a hand cream that contains vitamin E to replenish any lost hydration. For extremely dry, brittle nails lather them in hand cream. Then, cover them in cling film for 10 minutes to allow the petroleum jelly to sink in.
Get a manicure
Manicures are a nice way to relax, unwind and make your nails look good. But, they’re also very beneficial for the health of your nails and your hands. All of the techniques they employ will keep your nails soft, which will in turn stop them from splitting as they grow.
So, I hope this helps you all with your pretty nails!