Dry brittle fingernails lead to hangnails, broken nails and sore cracked fingers. Knowing how to treat this condition properly with natural remedies can go along way to helping, you end a painful ugly condition that is bothering you.
Vitamin E Oil & Supplements
Fingernails become dry and brittle because they natural moisture and antioxidants to help them stay strong. One of the best ways to help repair and heal fingernails is by massaging pure vitamin E oil into them each day and night. Taking a vitamin E supplement daily to can also help correct nail damage.
Add Silica Rich Foods & Beverages to Diet
Typically, when fingernails are damaged and weak, it is because we lack silica in our diets. To help add silica back into our diets we need to add foods and beverages rich in this nutrient such as horsetail and nettle tea, red beets, potatoes, oats, barley, asparagus, corn, millet and rye. If you cannot get these nutrients into your diet trying taking a silica supplement daily.
Eat More Fish
Fish is another excellent way to improve your nails when they are dry and flaking. Fish contains omega-fatty acids, which are essential for keeping your nails looking beautiful and hydrated. If fish is not your favorite food to at consider adding fish supplements or flax seed oil to your daily diet.
Being dehydrated is another culprit of weak flaky splitting nails. When your body is dehydrated so are your fingernails. To help keep them well hydrated and strong, start drinking plenty of water or decaffeinated herbal teas.
Eat a Well Balanced Diet
You can tell when our bodies are lacking nutrients when our nails split, break and become brittle. To ensure we stay healthy it is important to eat a diet rich in organic whole foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, raw milks and yogurts, grass feed meats, fresh fish and whole grains. When our bodies are well nourished, we stay beautiful and so do our fingernails.
Before taking any supplements or changing your diet it is best to speak to a doctor first to make sure it is safe and right for you.
Written by Elise Marie