Graceful well-groomed hands are a sign of a woman who looks after herself. However, peeling brittle nails negate all efforts to make a beautiful neat manicure. There can be many reasons for this problem.
Deficiency of nutrients in the body
Splitting nails are often caused by a calcium deficiency in the body. You can solve the problem with home remedies. Peel the shell of boiled eggs from the film, heat in a pan until dark, then grind on a coffee grinder. Take this powder once a day on the tip of a knife. Just remember that calcium is not absorbed by the body in the absence of vitamin D, so combine the intake of crushed eggshells and fish oil or Omega 3.
The cause of the problem may be a lack of vitamins A, E, P, B2. To solve it, vitamin complexes are produced to strengthen hair and nails, for example, Calcium D3 Nycomed and Calcium D3 Complivit.
Another common cause of split nails is iodine deficiency. Lubricate your nails and the skin around them with a cotton swab dipped in iodine. If there is a deficiency, iodine is absorbed very quickly. Over time, you will notice that the yellowness on the nail plate and skin passes more and more slowly, and the nails become stronger - which means that the deficit has been eliminated.
Nails often exfoliate in those who constantly exhaust themselves with strict diets. Try to eat so that the body receives all the necessary substances. Iron deficiency and hormonal disruptions can also cause split nails. If vitamins and strengthening baths do not help your nails, it makes sense to consult a doctor who will prescribe the necessary tests.
Protection from the external environment
Various household products for washing dishes, plumbing fixtures, windows, etc., as well as earthworks cause delamination and brittleness of nails. To protect your hands from exposure, use rubber gloves during household and gardening work.
Warm baths with sea salt strengthen nails well - a tablespoon of salt in 0.5 liters of water for 10-15 minutes. Warm potato broth can be used instead of salt water. Then lightly dry your fingers and lubricate your nails and skin around them with apricot oil and a drop of tea tree oil. To strengthen the nail plates, you can also use aloe juice or unrefined cold-pressed olive oil with the addition of a drop of lemon juice.
Pharmacy products "Smart Enamel", Belweder, El Corazon "Iron Hardness" and the like protect and strengthen the nail plates and cuticles. Cut your nails only with sharp scissors - blunt ones create additional pressure on an already weakened nail plate.