Nail care is part of every woman’s routine. And because we know how important their appearance and health is, we have identified a number of things you can do to prevent their splitting.
1.Don’t do your manicure too often
Let your nails breathe a little. We know that you love how a freshly made manicure looks like, but if you constantly apply the nail polish, the nails will suffer over time and will, eventually, split.
Hand creams are designed to keep your hands and nails hydrated. Most people avoid using such creams because the skin remains oily. Here’s the solution to avoid such a thing: apply lotion (but not in excess, about the size of a pea) in the dorsal surface of the hand, spread it very well and then rub your palms.
3.Stay away from gel manicure
Gel manicure has the advantage to last longer, but it is very harmful to the nails. They dry and split, and the recovery duration is quite long. Use the gel manicure for special occasions, opting for simple nail polish during the rest of the time.
4.Choose carefully the nail polish remover
Not all removers contain the same substances. Those based on acetone, for instance, damage the nails. There are removers specially designed to strengthen the nails, containing various vitamins and protective substances.
5.Apply special treatments
As mentioned above, you should let your nails breathe for a few days before applying another layer of polish. During this period, you can use a special treatment to make them stronger.
6.Don’t expose your nails to water combined with other substances frequently
For example, when you’re washing the dishes, use latex gloves for protection. Not only you avoid the nail polish to peel off, but the nails also won’t split.
7.Consider a dietary supplement like Biotin
Biotin (also known as vitamin B7) is a dietary supplement that strengthens the nail and hair structure. It is necessary to consult a doctor to find out the suitable supplement for your body.
However, if your nails continue to split even if you take care of them, don’t neglect this sign. Brittle nails are a sign of lack of calcium, magnesium and vitamins in the body. Therefore, try to adopt a healthy and balanced diet. Consume foods rich in iron, calcium and magnesium (spinach, eggs, whole grains, green vegetables, fish) and foods rich in vitamins A, B6 and C (bananas, almonds, carrots, lentils, citrus).