Friday, December 13, 2013

Help for Breaking Nails

broken nail

Q. Help my nails are breaking like crazy! What's going on?

A. The dry air and overexposure to water is what's going on! Nails get dehydrated and brittle in the winter due to lack of humidity in the air both outside and inside our houses. Plus, dragging out the dusty boxes holiday decorations doesn't help!

Protect your hands by wearing warm gloves when you are outside.

Protect your hands from water and cleaning products by wearing waterproof gloves.

Apply hand lotion frequently throughout the day.

Invest in a humidifier for your house to moisturize the air.

Try the old remedy of petroleum jelly and white cotton gloves at night. I have seen white cotton gloves at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target.

Head to the salon to a hydrating spa manicure and a paraffin dip to moisturize your skin and nails.

You can use a little crazy glue to hold your broken nail together till you can get to the salon for a repair.

To glue your nail: 
1. Push the broken piece of nail back in place
2. Apply a tiny drop to the broken area. 
3. Hold the nail in place till the glue dries

Make sure the nail is clean and very dry before you apply the glue. You can apply the glue over nail polish but it will need to be filed off at the salon to do the repair .

Have Beautiful day!


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