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How to Prevent Your Nails from Breaking

Categories : Nails

Breaking nails can be painful and annoying. Annoying as the uneven lengths now warrant the rest of your nails to match the one broken nail. Here are some tips to prevent your nails from breaking:

Healthy Diet

Ensure a healthy diet with vitamins and minerals. Some of these, such as iron, biotin and even vitamin C, are needed for stronger nails. Proteins are also important to provide nutrients for stronger nails. Include more of fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens, nuts and seed, eggs and lean meat in your diet.  

Drink Plenty of Water

Dehydrated nails are brittle and prone to breakages. Stay hydrated, and drink the required amounts of water per day to help avoid nail breakages.

Moisturize your nails

When you moisturize your hands, make sure they get to your nails to keep them moisturized. You can apply oils, such as coconut oil, argan oil and olive oil, to your nails as treatments to further moisturize your nails.

Apply Base Coat

Apply base coat, or even a nail hardener to help strengthen your nails against the day to day chores and unexpected injuries.

Avoid biting your nails

Biting your nails causes trauma to your nails, which in turn weakens them.

Avoid direct contact with household cleaners

The chemicals in household cleaners can thin, weaken and dry out your nails. Avoid direct contact with them by wearing gloves.

Smooth the edges of your nails

Smooth the edges of your nails with a fill so it is more difficult to accidentally catch onto something and causes breakage. Fill your nails in one direction, and not back-and-forth, to minimize damage to your nails.