Some Causes of Nail Problems

Manicured hands

While doing a manicure, I often ask clients how did they break a nail.  They ultimately say, they don’t know why or how their nails come to have a break, split or peel.  ‘It just peel or split like that?’  Some are legitimate reasons:  searching in a large purse, car door handle or just hit the nail and it breaks.  Breaks are often better than bending.  Believe me!  We all know the nail doesn’t grow out broken.  Broken nails are most likely due to some action or mishap by the client.  Some are just heavy-handed or use their nails as tools:  to open or peel something.  Most often its the thumb nail.

Cuticle care is very important to nail health.  If the cuticles are dry, cracked and tight, it could impede the nail growth.  The cuticle is actually a protective sheath that grows over the root of the nail. This is where your nail’s new cells are developed — the new cells grow and then push out existing nail, which is what causes the dead, whitened parts of your nail to grow over time and require trimming.  Washing the hands excessively can also cause dry brittle nails and dry tight cuticles.  Insufficient hydration through your diet can also cause dryness.

The bottom line:  healthy nails, have healthy cuticles

 

Think About It:  For a woman, self-maintenance is a full-time job

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