Lifestyle & wellbeing to help with brittle nails
Water and Herbal Tea, please
Brittle nails may be a sign that your body needs more water, less coffee, and fewer fizzy drinks. Nail beds and cuticles are more likely to crack if your body is dehydrated.
A nail soak
Take time at the end of the day to massage brittle nails and cuticles with soothing oils. Massage improves blood circulation, making nails stronger, healthier and possibly longer. The occasional soak in warmed oils may help: try almond, argon, vitamin E or coconut oil. And give your cuticles some love and attention with products including Burt’s Bees Lemon Cuticle Crème, CND Solaroil or Revitalize Cuticle Oil.
Have nails fit for the job
Keeping nails short and filed means they are less likely to snap, snag and crack (often at the most inopportune moment!) as you carry out day-to-day tasks.