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10 Tips To Treat Brittle Nails

Feeling a little weak of tooth and claw after one too many gel/acrylic manicures? Or maybe you’re prone to anxious nail biting, or even peeling your nails off when stressed. Some of us are also naturally inclined to becoming deficient in vitamins like iron, which leads to soft and thin nails. Whatever the reason for your frail talons, try this helpful guide to grow your nails into the pink of health.

Tip #1: Trim your nails to a shorter length

Trim your nails down to a quarter of an inch away from your fingertip so that the weak ends are eliminated, preventing painful breakages.

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Tip #2: Keep your cuticles intact

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Our cuticles are essential for beautiful and smooth nail growth. Refrain from cutting them for a while, or push them back gently with a wooden stick only after soaking in fingers in warm water.

Tip #3: File your nails the right way

File-your-nails-the-right-way-emeryOur cuticles are essential for beautiful and smooth nail growth. Refrain from cutting them for a while, or push them back gently with a wooden stick only after soaking in fingers in warm water.

Tip #4: Take a break from gel, acrylics, and nail polish

Allow your nails to “breathe” at least a week between manicures can prevent weak and yellow nails. Or perhaps try nail stickers, which soak off with warm water and minimises nail bed damage… #shamelessplug

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Tip #5: Use a lotion for hands, nails and cuticles

With all the handwashing and sanitizing we do these days; our digits will thank you for replenishing them with much needed moisture!

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Image source: Innisfree SG
We adore using these adorable travel-sized hand lotions from Innisfree – did you know that the packaging was designed to look like painter’s gouache too?

Tip #6: Take health supplements

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These days, there are plenty of well-formulated health supplements geared toward helping us grow our hair, skin and nails. Pick yourself up a bottle after you read our article (coming soon, stay tuned here) when choosing a supplement!

Tip #7:  Wear gloves when cleaning

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Brb pretending to be Vivien Leigh clad in vintage Dior in my Daiso vinyl gloves #StillAGoddess

Domestic goddesses will relate: cleaning can seriously do a number on our hands and nails. Avoid water and detergent seeping into fragile fingers with a pair of gloves, always!

Tip #8: Check your toiletries for harsh, drying abrasives

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Love using scrubs, deep cleansers and clarifying shampoos? Bad news – these items tend to strip moisture from everything they touch, yes and that includes your hands and nails! Try switching to products that maintain your skin barrier rather than stripping off all your natural oils.

Tip #9: Diversify your diet

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Could your diet be causing weak nails? A diverse diet always helps, with key nutrients like protein and biotin that can be found in fruit, nuts, leafy green vegetables and soy.

Tip #10: See a dermatologist

Followed all these tips and still no avail?

Don’t rule out medical conditions or perhaps an overlooked lifestyle habit. Calling in the big guns can help you find the root of the problem faster, or perhaps explore the idea of using prescription strength treatment.

 Good luck with your healthy nail journey! 😘

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