Diet And Remedies For Peeling Fingernails

If there is no fungal infection, chances are your nails may be peeling because of one of the following reasons:

  • Overexposure to water and harsh detergents
  • As we age nails become brittle because natural oils and moisture are reduced
  • Using nail products that contain harsh chemicals like acetone or formaldehyde
  • A diet poor in nutrients

A deficiency in the following nutrients could be causing your nails to become brittle and peel:

  1. C-Complex vitamins
  2. Vitamin C and Folic Acid
  3. Calcium
  4. Dietary essential oils such as Omega 3 fats.

Correcting these deficiencies could give you healthier nails and will also improve all around health . Here are some precautions to take to prevent your nails from peeling or cracking:

  • Do not use nail removers that contain acetones. They dry nails out. Try ad use nail removers for a maximum of twice a month.
  • Try not to remove cuticles at a salon as this may lead to infection
  • Wear gloves while doing household chores that involve keeping your hands in water for too long.
  • Whenever you moisturize your hands also rub some lotion into your nails.
  • Don't use your fingernails as tools. Using them to open cans or peel off or pick out things can cause them to split.

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