Have brittle nails and want to cure them? I know you all hate annoying splitting that can make your nails look so ugly. I have a personal remedy, it's cheap, easy and not time consuming you can follow my step if you want.
Unsure what is brittle nails or have you got them?
These are the characteristic of brittle nails:
- Feeling of dryness
- Nails break, split or chip easily
- Nails are sunken in appearance
- Nails curl around the finger tip
- Colour changes
- Ridges on nail
You may want to skip this post if you don't want to see my disgusting feet.
Pictures of my nail taken this morning, yesterday after removing my gelish I found out that my nails are dried.
There are many split and cracking especially on the big toe nail.
Things you need:
(from top left to bottom right)
Polish buffer block
Sanding buffer block
Metal nail file
Before you start here is a little tip for you:
Trimming your nails shortly after a bath or shower makes them softer and will result in a more even cut.
First, you got to cut your nails to your desire length.
I'm done with mine. What about you?
Next use a sanding buffer block, the one with rough surface to buff all your nails and make it even.
See, now the split and crack are less visible.
Don't forget to shape your nail, square or curve whichever you like ;)
As always, mine are square
Then use a polish buffer block and buff your nail.
Polish buffer block come in various design and texture, get the one that suit your use the most.
After polish I'm all done. Looks better right? My nail is like almost flawless.
That's not all!
(Optional) Pamper yourself with foot scrub to get rid of dead skin.
After scrub and some wash, my feet look brighter and nail look softer
More knowledge and health care for nails:
Often with brittle nails the main culprit is simply a lack of moisture, poor nutrition can also cause brittle nails. The solution is to include foods in the daily diet that will promote healthy nails
Keeping your nails trimmed and even makes it less likely that the nails will crack or tear. Short nails with well rounded tips to reduce the risk of traumatizing the nail bed when you carry out your daily activities.
Nail polish user
Don't apply nail polish occasionally, give your nails a break, let them breath and allow you to look at the physical appearance of your nails making sure there aren't any issues lurking underneath the polish.
Nail polish remover contain harmful ingredients like formaldehyde which dries out nails, it is a chemical that can contribute to splitting nails. Minimize the amount of nail polish remover you use and applying only as much as is necessary to remove the polish.
If you like to apply nail polish there are some brand packed with extra vitamins and minerals e.g., Sally Hansen Miracle Cure