Why Do My Nails Break?

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A perfect manicure is every woman’s dream, but often your nail health is where you should start with. They break, become jagged, crack and crackle without notice. To get ahead of these problems, you can use moisturizing and start nutritious treatments that you find in any beauty shop, or you can turn to natural remedies.

Here Are the Reasons Why Your Nails Become Damaged and What You Need to Do

You Have a Vitamin Deficiency

One of the reasons why your fingernails are often broken is vitamin deficiency, namely the lack of vitamin B7 – biotin or vitamin H, as is often known. Vitamin B7 is found in eggs, nuts, vegetables, whole grains, bananas and mushrooms. It is recommended to include in your daily menu at least one or two of these foods and to keep track of the results in time. Be careful! If you decided to beat your dietary supplements, it is advisable to consult a doctor before. And another advice: not only the lack of this vitamin is at fault of the unhealthy appearance of your nails. A poor diet of vitamins B, C, D and E can cause them to rupture and exfoliate. What should you do? Follow natural treatments or buy grooming, feeding and fortification products.

You Have a Protein Poor Diet

Proteins are essential for muscle maintenance, but also for maintaining nail health. Lack of protein leads, in most cases, to broken nails, which crack, peel off or break from the root. Protein-rich foods are meat, eggs, cheeses, dairy, fish. Vegetable proteins can be found in beans, mushrooms, peas, lentils, chickpeas, etc. Careful! Do not make excesses and prepare foods as healthy as possible. Avoid fryed foods and opt for boiled or steamed dishes.

Pay Attention to Chemicals in Detergents

If you do not have a dishwasher, you should make an effort, raise some money and buy one. Of course you know that dishwashing affects the health of your nails because of the chemical compounds that are found among the ingredients of this product. So do the laundry detergent, but there are few people who do not have a washing machine in their home – so laundry is no more harmful. If you notice that your nails get dry, broken, brittle and peel, we recommend using moisturizing and nourishing care products to provide all the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

You’re Dehydrated

All your body suffers if you do not consume enough water and your nails are no exception at all. Water is essential, among many others, for the health of the skin, hair and nails, and dehydration of the body comes with a lot of negative effects. Effects include nail deterioration that becomes dry and they brittle, crack, tear, or peel.

You Use Too Often Nail Polish

If you use nail polish every few weeks, it is recommended to take a break. The reason? The chemicals in the nail polish affects your nails and they can break or peel off, especially if your body has a deficiency of vitamins. If you do not want to give up this habit, at least apply the nail, before the nail layer, a nourishing base that protects well.

You Do Not File Your Nails Correctly

If you did not know, learn that the nails are filing in one direction only. If you do not, you are likely to destroy them. The effect will be noticed in time, when your nails, even if they are not very long, will break more and more often. If you are using a back and forth movement, the nails will become more and more sensitive and, due to the cracks that occur while they are pounding, they will break. And the shape you give your nail is very important. Beauty gurus recommend you opt for a square shape with rounded tips.

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Vivianne Sterling

Editorial Manager at Beautips. I love street style and I'm always in search of bits of inspiration around me. I also believe in home-made solutions for fitness, beauty tricks and healthy cooking.

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