5 Nail Problems And How To Fix Them

Are you having issues with your nails? Are they peeling off or perhaps slow-to-grow? Worry no more! Beauty Box Magazine have got solutions to every nail struggle.

Nail problems are often misunderstood. For example, flaky nails might indicate dehydration, but you know whatever nail ailment you may have, there is a solution.

IF YOU’VE GOT STRONG BUT FLAKING NAILS…

Characterized by a flaky, pastry-like appearance of the nail, and you can see the separate layers coming apart. Most people tend to reach for nail hardener, but this can often make the problem worse. If your nails feel strong, maybe even dry to the touch, you need to hydrate the nail plate and give nails the nutrition that they’re lacking.

IF YOU’VE GOT WEAK, BENDY AND FLAKING NAILS…

“For this type of problem you do need to use nail hardener, but make sure you only apply once or twice a week otherwise you could end up overdoing it and creating more problems.”

IF YOUR NAILS JUST WON’T GROW…

If it seems like your nails never, ever get any longer this could be down to bad circulation in your hands. If you have cold hands, your nails won’t grow as fast. One way to encourage growth is to treat them daily with a product oil enriched with protein and vitamins. Massage into the root of the nail to help feed it, whilst increasing circulation and therefore stimulating nail growth.

IF YOU’VE GOT YELLOW OR DISCOLOURED NAILS…

Nails turn an unnatural colour as a result of a few different things: smoking, illness, or by not wearing a basecoat with a strong nail polish colour. To brighten and lighten the nail, try making a homemade scrub using lemon juice (there’s loads of recipes on the internet, but mixing it with sugar and olive oil would work). Using an optical nail whitener would make the whites of the nail look whiter and the pinks look pinker, as well as helping to neutralize yellow tones.

IF YOUR NAILS SNAP OR BREAK EASILY…

Nails that snap and break easily are often inflexible and too hard. There is a misconception that nails like this need to be strengthened with a hardener, however this isn’t the case. A hardening treatment will only make the nail break more often and lower down, which can be painful. Instead, you need to treat this with a product that strengthens whilst increasing flexibility.