Brittle nails: how to treat them?

The hands are an element of seduction that should not be overlooked. Of course, a beautiful colored manicure can be very glamorous, but if we are not careful, the nails can become fragile and brittle. When they split, are soft, break or turn yellow, how can they be treated to strengthen them? Keep reading!

Why are fingernails brittle?

There can be several reasons why nails break. First of all, it may be due to a deficiency. If you don’t consume enough vitamins A and B, iron, calcium, protein or zinc, there is a good chance that the nails will become fragile and yellow. Secondly, using chemicals without protection can also be harmful to the health of the keratin that makes up the nails. Same thing when we abuse varnishes that prevent them from enjoying the sun and breathing. Cold, heat, stress and fatigue are also sources of weakening of the nails.

Gestures and care for the nails

To have healthy nails, you have to take the time to pamper them. The first step to perform is a massage: every evening before sleeping, with a nourishing hand cream, massage the nails with small circular movements to strengthen them. Filing them regularly and pushing back the cuticles with a cotton swab soaked in sweet almond oil are also necessary gestures for the good health of brittle nails.

Other natural recipes

There are also many natural recipes to take care of your nails. Oils are particularly rich in vitamins and minerals that help strengthen nails. It is therefore possible to massage yourself or soak your fingers for several minutes in castor, olive or sweet almond oil. You can add a few drops of lemon or lavender essential oil to these oils.

Warm salt water or baking soda is also a fortifying bath for nail keratin. Other mixtures are very beneficial for nail health, including lemon and sugar, apple cider vinegar and warm water, egg white and sweet almond or even honey and germ oil.

OK! You now have a new understanding of how to treat brittle nails, so bring your manicure supplies and take good care of them! If you don’t have, please have a look at our nail supply store online, where there are all kinds of nail beauty products.

Read also: True or false: 5 misconceptions about nails

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