Home Remedies for Dry and Brittle Nails

Most of us know what it is like; we are working on something with our hands and suddenly our nail breaks or chips. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether our nail polish has just chipped or if it was a layer of our nail that peeled off underneath the nail polish. Whatever your nails are more prone to, healthy and strong nails are the number one requirement for long-lasting manicures and beautiful looking nails. Luckily there are a few easy things we can do at home that will help these frustrating little problems. You don’t need to go buy any expensive nail cure products – these remedies you can easily do at home with items you probably already have.

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Home Remedies for Dry and Brittle Nails 

OLIVE OIL
This popular oil is not only amazing and a healthy fat alternative in the kitchen but it also has incredible external benefits! Olive oil is a natural product which contains loads of vitamins that are good for you and your body including vitamins A, B, C, D and K. Vitamin A and C are particularly helpful in this case. Vitamin A promotes cell growth while vitamin C is important for collagen formation and helps with wound healing. In order for olive oil to be effective against brittle and fragile nails, it is best to slightly heat the olive oil so that it has a comfortable temperature for the skin. Then place your fingertips in the heated olive oil for about 10 minutes and then wipe off the excess oil. If you do not have that much time, you can also apply some of the oil onto a cotton pad and gently rub the nails with it. To see a noticeable difference as quick as possible it is best to repeat one of the two methods 3-4 times a week, of course more often if you like.

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COCONUT OIL
This amazing oil also contains a lot of different vitamins that have a positive effect on nail our nails. But one of its most important properties is it’s high fat content. This helps make the nails supple, because dried nails are much more prone to splintering and breaking. But it can also be used against various nail diseases, such as a nail fungus. The monoglycerides in coconut oil have a special property that promote fungal regression. Here it is also sufficient to damp the nails with some heated coconut oil or to bathe your nails in the oil for around 10 minutes. Pro tip! This process can also be done daily for exceptionally damaged nails.

BIOTIN
Some fo you may have already heard about this vitamin before. It is often associated with the treatment of brittle hair or dry skin. It is a water-soluble vitamin from the B complex and is also referred to as vitamin B7. You can find this vitamin in a large number of healthy foods such as whole grains, tomatoes, soy, strawberries, lentils, cauliflower and many more. To maintain healthy and strong nails, it is important to not only care for them externally, but also internally. This includes incorporating a healthy and balanced diet into your lifestyle. Of course, this alone takes some time to show its effect, but it is the best long-term solution for healthy and beautiful nails. 

We hope that you enjoyed our article today and that you could take some helpful tips along the way. We would also love to hear your tips! 

Lots of LOVE,
Your Kia-Charlotta Team

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