While you may not notice them day-to-day, your nails are often one of the first things people notice about you. To others, your nails appearance is often an example of your overall self-care and hygiene.
If you suffer from chipped and thin nails that are rife with hangnails, you won’t have to spend hours in a salon. Nails are usually a representation of your body’s overall health and they respond to changes in diet and self-care accordingly. There are a few quick and easy ways to can help your nails regain their full health and they can be done cheaply at home. Read on for our tips on achieving beautiful nails.
5Keep your nails dry
Nails are extremely absorbent and very sensitive to external influences. If you suffer from brittle nails, there are several factors that may be wreaking havoc on your nails.
For one, water exposure. Due to nails absorbent nature lengthy exposure to water will cause the nail to become waterlogged and easily bendable. Bending can cause microscopic tears in the nail fiber, which will then develop into weaknesses or fractures as the nail cells contract and expand with exposure to water and drying out To avoid this, wear rubber gloves when you wash dishes and rub coconut oil into your nails and cuticles before swimming or spending a lengthy amount of time in water. Coconut oil is hydrophobic and will repel water from your nails.