Olive Oil, Paraffin Wax, And 3 Other Tips To Fix Weak And Peeling Nails
It’s such a pity when you want to grow long nails, but the dream doesn’t come true: They break and peel. Probably, every woman has asked herself at least once, "Why do everyone has beautiful nails and only mine act like crazy?" But in fact, millions of people suffer the same problem.
What causes nails to peel?
There are several causes of splitting nails:
- wrong technique of manicure and pedicure;
- professional activity;
- use of household and industrial chemicals without gloves;
- use of nail polishes and removers containing formaldehyde;
- unbalanced diet;
- iron-deficiency anemia;
- stresses, depression, and much more...
How to deal with the problem?
The most popular way out of the situation is nail extensions. But not all women appreciate this method. They believe that it is better to have their own healthy and well-groomed nails than lifeless ones. For those against extensions, there are some other ways to help make their nails stronger.
It is very important to nourish nails with oil or cream. Apply it to the cuticle and rub it with circular movements. Then, using the orange stick, push back the softened cuticle, thereby allowing the nail to breathe.
You can pamper your nails and the skin of your hands with nutritious olive oil that contains a lot of vitamins. 1-2 times a week, apply olive oil to the skin of hands and nails, put on cotton gloves, and leave overnight.
Hand care baths with sea salt and essential oils can strengthen your precious nails by activating blood circulation. 2 tablespoons of sea salt and 2 drops of oil per 33 oz of warm water would be more than enough. Keep your hands in the mixture for 20 minutes, massaging each nail. Repeat 3 times a week.
You can also opt for baths with vegetable oil, vitamin A, and lemon juice. It is advisable to repeat the procedure 2 times a week.
Finally, you can use strengthening nail polishes or paraffin wax baths.
We hope you found some of these tips useful!
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