home remedy for brittle nails
looking for an easy, affordable, yet effective home
remedy for brittle nails?...
Do you always seem to suffer from dry, brittle nails?
First of all, let's see what could be causing this ...
and then look at a couple of easy, affordable home treatments that will
soon have your nails looking good ... and won't be too hard on
what causes brittle nails?
Brittleness in nails can, sometimes, be a sign of poor
health and poor diet.
So, if you suffer with this problem, first of all check
that you're following a well-balanced, healthy diet, with sufficient
iron, zinc and calcium in it.
Put yourself on a course of brewer's yeast tablets, and
make sure you're eating plenty of green, leafy vegetables, lentils, and
More-often-than-not though, dry, brittle nails are
caused by abuse.
Detergents, glues and other chemicals will all dry out
and weaken your nails. So, too, will excessive and repeated use of
varnish, hardeners and removers.
Remember that nail varnish remover contains acetone - a
highly flammable and exremely powerful solvent - which is terribly
drying for your nails, whether or not conditioning agents are added.
So, keep varnishing your nails to a minimum, and protect
them from detergents and chemicals by wearing rubber gloves.
Although your first impulse might be to disguise brittle
nails with a coat of varnish, resist this!
You'd be much wiser to leave them as they are for the
time being, using these simple home remedy treatments to improve them
home remedy for brittle nails - warm oil treatments
Try the following ...
- Pour a little olive oil or
sweet almond oil into a bowl.
- Heat in microwave for a few
seconds until pleasantly warm.
- Soak nails in warm oil for
around five minutes.
- Pat dry with kitchen paper.
- Repeat 2-3 times a week or as
home remedy for brittle nails - vaseline
Each night, before going to bed, rub a little
vaseline/petroleum jelly into each nail, and leave overnight.
Have you put on rather a lot of vaseline?
Then wear a pair of light, cotton gloves (or socks) over
your hands in order to protect the sheets from the sticky vaseline.
Check out also recipes
for homemade hand cream and recipes
for homemade hand and body lotion.
nails will turn into attractive, healthy nails in no time - and at very
little trouble or expense!
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