We have said it once and we will say it again : as compared to other aspects of your body care routine, it is almost always our nails that we take for granted the most. While there may be an abundance in nail care tips and tricks online – there is still so much more that we can do for our nails. Think of it this way : You may not know it in full detail but your nails definitely play an important role in your body’s functional movement.
That said, we have listed down 5 of the most common nail problems. Along with it, some nail care advice which you can easily integrate into your very own nail care routine.
Discolouration or “Yellow Nails”
Pretty sure that at one point or another, you have experienced stressing out over the color of your nails – whether it is caused by an untimely injury or a stain from the dark colored polish with harsh chemicals that you used. You can easily treat this problem by soaking those fingers in vinegar.
This problem is pretty common especially for people whose hands often get soaked for whatever reason – be it cleaning or something else. The great news is that the fix to this problem is just around the corner. Next time, when you give yourself a well-deserved mani-pedi, make sure to apply some nail hardening products to help you.
As a child, you may have heard about several (and occasionally outrageous, crazy and funny) stories that are meant to explain the white dots you see in your fingers. According to experts, this means that air bubbles are trapped inside your fingers. It may also mean that you have unconsciously gotten into a manicure injury. To combat this problem, eat a more healthy and balanced diet – as you should.
Dry, Cracked and Brittle Nails
Here is another common problem among teens and young adults alike – having nails which are a little too weak. A lot of people are unaware but seeing this problem with your nails might be serving as a warning to you. According to doctors, having dry, cracked or brittle nails means that you are not getting all the nutrients you need in your body. Aside from the given which is maintaining a well-balanced diet and an overall healthy lifestyle, it is also advised to stay away from harsh chemicals for as often as you can.
Vertical or Horizontal Ridges
While the exact, clear-cut cause of this problem is yet to be completely answered, many doctors suggest that your diet lacks nutrients. It would be best to diversify your weekly grocery items. Try including some vegetables and fruits like bananas, apples, carrots and the like. Since this is primarily caused by a deficiency in your diet, the most that you can do is to try and make up for the ridges by painting your nails nicely with natural or vegan-friendly nail polish. Other than that, it would be best to keep a close eye on your mineral sulfur intake. Make sure to increase it by consuming more high-quality protein food items.