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April 5, 2011

Don't ignore your brittle nails

image If you are in the pink of health, your nails too will be at their best. Read Nails Reveal your health. But if they do exhibit certain abnormalities, like a change in colour or texture it is usually a sign of an underlying disease. For instance,  if your once strong nails have become brittle and break off more easily these days, and if you strongly feel that it is not due to causes like exposure to harsh detergents, chemicals, usage of crappy & low-quality nail paints or certain nail-unfriendly habits that you have integrated in your routine, you should seriously consider going in for a thyroid test.

Brittle, ragged nails are usually a sign of hypo or hyper thyroidism.

Also when visiting the doctor, go with bare nails - nails that are devoid of any polish or varnish.
(Guest Post by Smitha)

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  1. Chirag9:28 AM

    File your nails regularly and always keep them short.

  2. Abhigit9:29 AM

    A balanced good diet and sunshine promotes healthy nail growth.

  3. Rohit9:31 AM

    Moisturize properly.

  4. Anonymous9:33 AM

    The nail can be damaged by nail-biting habit, scratching the nail folds, bad manicuring , industrial accident, or trauma such as slamming a finger in a car door. Damaged nails may appear ridged or cracked or broken.

  5. Shahin9:35 AM

    Nail problems cause acute problems like asthma, emphysema or heart disease, improper nutrition and stress. Vitamins and herbs help in healing of nail problems.

  6. Deeksha9:36 AM

    Soak your fingers in a cup of milk. This will help your fingers to fight dead skin and will strengthen your nails.

  7. Santoshi9:37 AM

    Eating habits also play an important role. If you lack vitamins then your nails will break easily or grow slowly. Nuts contain natural vitamin E that is good for nails and hair :)

  8. Cristina9:39 AM

    Wear rubber gloves when doing your housework and never forget gardening gloves - green fingers are not a good look in reality!

  9. To add an extra sparkle, try applying jewels or stickers to the nail art. You can use a drop of nail glue or nail gel to stick these on to your art.

  10. I have always used vitamin E for my nails and they are as hard as they can get - they don't brittle and my cuticles are also very smooth. If you go to a natural products store, you can find the oil in small bottles. Just massage your nails and cuticles with it twice a day and you will see a great difference in less a month
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  11. Shreya9:45 AM

    I find that my nails become much more brittle during the winter. I use an aloe vera based hand and nail cream, taking the time to rub small amounts of lotion into my cuticles and nails.
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  12. Make sure that you keep your nails away from anything that harm them.

  13. Shruti10:01 AM

    In order to cure breakable nails caused by genetics, mishandling of your nails like over filling and buffing, you have to take biotin tablets and apply hardener

  14. Anonymous10:03 AM

    you should moisturize your hands every time you put them in water or do some household work. Keep exposure to harsh chemicals at a minimum, especially bleach.

  15. Soubhagya10:04 AM

    Proteins make nails strong. Thereby to prevent nails from getting brittle one must take protein rich diet.

  16. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Nail-polish, camouflage the nail and even protect them. But nails should be kept free from polish at least once a week, to facilitate them to breathe in the air, sunshine and moisture.

  17. Never use something like scissors for both for infected and non infected nails.

  18. Sudhir10:08 AM

    Thank you Aparna.this article gives good tips and advice of how to take care of nails naturally.

  19. Shaila9:29 AM

    Nice post!

  20. Prachi9:31 AM

    Thanks for informative post.I’ll definitely be following your blog in the future!

  21. Soaking your nails in a cup of Olive oil softens your cuticles and makes your mails less brittle.


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