The problem of brittle nails is a common one. For women especially,
this gets apocalyptic dimensions. And that’s because, as you know, nails
have, nowadays, an aesthetics function more than a protective one.
Let’s see the reasons for which nails deteriorate, and how can them be recover quickly.
Brittle nails: the causes
nails can sometimes betray nutritional deficiencies, for example
anemia, or worse, thyroid problems. But in these cases, it would not be
the only symptom.
If your nails exfoliate, but otherwise, your
general condition is good, most likely the cause is another. Nails react
very quickly to external aggressions. Hand washing, watering repeatedly
the nails, soaps, acetone and other chemicals affect your nails more
than you think. In addition, they suffer small traumas whenever you use
them to scratch something, for example to peel off a label. All this
leads to brittle nails and you’ve probably noticed that the most
affected nails are those used more often, for example the index and the
If you think you may have a health problem, like anemia,
hypothyroidism or an infection of the nails, the only solution is to
consult a doctor for treatment. Otherwise, as many nail polishes and
solutions you would use, your nails will not look better.
Brittle nails: the treatment
you know you’re healthy and yet your nails exfoliate, all you have to
do is to have more care of them. Use the following natural remedies to
get rid of brittle nails:
Mix equal parts of vitamin A and
vitamin E with one tablespoon of castor oil and one tablespoon of olive
oil, heat slightly and keep your nails in this solution for half an
hour. Repeat the procedure every night, for two weeks, during which your
nails regenerate. In the evening, before bedtime, you can apply oily
vitamin E on the nails, massage and leave it until the morning when you
can wash your hands. The effects are visible in a very short time.
Mix in a bowl a tablespoon of honey, two egg yolks and three tablespoons
of warm milk, until you get a smooth mixture. Soak your nails in the
obtained composition for 15-20 minutes, after which rinse with warm
water. These ingredients moisturize and nourish the nails, making them
stronger and healthier.
Mix one tablespoon of olive oil with the
juice of half a lemon. Preheat the composition to a simmer, then soak
you nails in it until it cools. Repeat the treatment every night for two
weeks. Be careful not to put your fingers in, if the composition is too
Tip: Try to use as little polish remover and always choose one without acetone.