Strong, healthy nails could be an indicator of good health, but what do we do when our nails aren’t as strong as we want them to be?
Don’t fret cause we have good news. You can always make healthy changes to improve the strength of your nails. Below are some tips that you can use to help strengthen your nails.
Biotin has been proven to improve nail strength as well as health. Some studies show that taking a 2.5-milligram supplement daily for 6 months can increase nail thickness by 25%. For people with fragile nails, a daily dose of biotin can help to reduce breaking.
Staying hydrated is essential for health, and nail health isn’t exempted. Without adequate moisture, nails can become brittle and break and peel easily. Drinking enough water helps them to retain moisture and stay strong.
Taking supplements isn’t enough to give desired strong nails. Also make sure you’re eating a healthy and varied diet as well. A diet that’s deficient in crucial vitamins and minerals can affect your entire body — including your nails.
Minimize Soaking fingers in Water
Too much soaking of hands in water can damage nails making it brittle and soft. Use gloves when doing the dishes or laundry.
Give your Nails a Break
When the nail technician advises you to give your nails a break it means the nail artist has noticed your nails have become brittle. So listen and let your nails breath and get back its thickness.
After removing polish, or if you think you’re not hydrated enough, use a hand cream on your hands, making sure to moisturize your nails. You can do this every time you wash your hands.