Wear gloves to protect your nails and your hands. Wear them when you wash dishes because water can seep into your nails causing them to swell and become brittle. Also, wear gloves if you go outside when the weather is cold.
Keep your nails cut short.
Nails are more likely to become damaged when they are long, and can get in the way when doing daily tasks. Doing tasks in the kitchen or at the office can be tough on your hands so stay alert to avoid accidents to your nails.
Use Natural Cosmetics
Some nail products can cause an allergic reaction. Use natural cosmetics and avoid nail hardeners as they can cause nails to become too hard and brittle. Moisturize your nails instead of hardening them.
Minimize the amount of nail polish remover that you use. Only apply as much as you need to remove the polish. Avoid products which contain harmful ingredients like toluene, formaldehyde or acetone which can dry out your nails. Phthalates and camphor and may also cause allergic reactions.
Don’t trim your cuticles.
Cuticles are important for healthy nails and if you trim them too much then you can become more prone to an infection and can lead to deformed nails. If you are being bothered by a hangnail then cut it cleanly with scissors.
Use Enhanced Nail Polishes
Some nail polishes contain extra minerals and vitamins, which can improve the health of your nails.
Use a Super Moisturizer
In recent years a type of cream called a super moisturizer has become popular. They are creams that have ingredients such as vitamin E, avocado oil and shea butter added to them. Some people prefer to make their own with ingredients such as vaseline, egg yolks and milk