- February 3, 2018
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THE NAILS AND CUTICLES – HOW TO TREAT YOUR NAILS
HOW TO TREAT YOUR NAILS AND CUTICLES RIGHT……
Using thick moisturisers and cuticle oil
for cuticle and nail care will help a lot. Cuticles are the thin layer of skin near the bottom of the nail, and it connects to the bottom of the nail and finger. Cuticles often get very dry, resulting in peeling and flaking. In order to keep cuticles healthy, apply a thick moisturiser to your cuticles and or cuticle oils.
Lotions containing alpha-hydroxy acids
can help exfoliate the cuticle area and help to eat away at the dead skin or flaky nails. Nails usually get brittle due to not looking after them and using harsh chemicals / detergents. Constant dishwashing your nails will become brittle and dry and split. It’s very important to wear gloves while washing dishes or anything involving you touching things with your bear hands.
- Any discoloured nails including White, yellow nails are often the result of a fungal infection. Which is very common especially on the toe nails. This can happen even by using nail polish and never giving the chance for your nails to breath and always having it on. If your nails become discoloured you need to give it a break and see a podiatrist. And use tea tree oil or spray direct on the infection.
Iron and zinc deficiencies
can sometimes be the cause of brittle nails and white marks on the nail. If your nails are not getting any better it’s very important to see a doctor and get some blood tests done.
Introducing Biotin in your diet
is highly recommended to help with these problems. Biotin is a B vitamin that helps keep the skin, nerves, cells, digestive tract and metabolism healthy, and helps to break down protein, fats and carbohydrates. Biotin is also sometimes referred to as vitamin H. It also occurs naturally in many foods, including meat, dairy products and vegetables. Most common signs of having a deficiency in Biotin are hair loss and weak nails.
And one of the worse things you can do is avoid biting your nails.
Biting your nails can really damage them. You could end up damaging the tissue surrounding your nails, making it harder for nails to grow. Avoid biting at all costs.