Habits That Are Damaging Your Nails
Stop cutting or playing with your cuticles because it can damage the nail bed and lead to ridges developing on nails.
*Wearing Polish for Weeks on End
The health of your nails can depend on how you care for them. If they’re not properly looked after leaving nail polish for long periods could lead to Keratin Granulation and rough white patches forming under the surface layer which would eventually get removed with every removal process–leaving behind damaged skin that may break easily or even peel.
*Keeping Your Nails Long
Long nails are more likely to snag and break, which can lead you into a world of pain. They’re also prone to bacterial/fungal infections because dirt or debris gets stuck underneath them.
* Not Eating Right
The best way to keep your nails healthy is by eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and protein. It’s better to choose healthy options high in iron, biotin (a type of vitamin B), calcium, magnesium, and omega 3s. You should also drink plenty of water each day because it will help prevent nail dryness as well as break down keratin quicker so they stay soft!
*Getting Gel Manicures and Pedicures
Gel manicures and pedicures are a great way to keep your nails looking good, but the polish itself isn’t exactly healthy for you. A gel mani/pedis wipe out onychocyti – which leads not only in dryness or brittleness due to breaking easily with normal use (as most people put their hands into water frequently), but it also causes peeling from harsh chemicals used during the removal process of these Mani/Pedi treatments!
*Choosing Hazardous Nail Lacquer
The chemicals in most nail polish is harmful to your health and can cause brittle nails. Formaldehyde, one such hazardous ingredient that’s present in many types of products for beauty like shampoos or lotions (even deodorants!), has been linked with cancer risks by regulatory agencies around the world including here at home – so why put it on your fingers? There are healthier alternatives out there!
* Picking at Your Polish
Picking at the polish on your fingernails and toenails is one of the top things ruining your nails. When you peel off the paint, you’re also peeling off layers of your nail plate – which leaves your nails weak, dry, and covered in patches. (IANS)