GOODBYE SHORT BRITTLE NAILS! HERE ARE THE BEST 5 TIPS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR NAILS!  

Nails that easily break, split, refuse to grow, and appear ridged are a common issue. Many times this can be caused or either worsened by certain practices: exposure to harsh soaps and water numerous times per day, frequent use of nail polish and polish removers, alcohol based hand sanitizers, and rarely can be a sign of an underactive thyroid or other systemic deficiency or condition. If you have other symptoms such as dry brittle hair, dry skin, lethargy or weight-gain you should see your dermatologist for an evaluation and work up to rule out hypothyroidism.

Nails grow very slowly and it can take on average 3 months to see improvement in nail growth if positive changes in the daily routine are made.

Here is a list of 5 recommendations to help your nails:

  1. Take daily Biotin 5,000mcg/day, this supplement has been shown to help nails grow healthier
  2. Use gentle cleansers to wash hands, stop alcohol based hand sanitizers, and polish removers.
  3. Moisturize your hands several times throughout the day
  4. Apply a cuticle oil before bedtime. Rosehip oil, Coconut oil or Argan oil all work well!
  5. If no improvement is noticed, consider seeing your Dermatologist. Your doctor may want to prescribe a topical medication, Genadur, for nails that is applied to nails twice daily. Genadur is an FDA approved prescribed medication which can make a big difference in nails that otherwise won’t improve.

 

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