So having pretty nails is a plus, but having clean nails is hygienic and is a must. Having healthy nails does not just happen because of nothing. Our body needs collagen and other nutrients for the right growth and formation of nails. The color of your nails may sometimes be an indicator of its health. For instance, discoloration found on your nails may be due to an illness which is caused by vitamin deficiency. Nails that are too brittle might be due to too much exposure to chemicals like detergents. Nails that are too soft, thin and brittle are called splitting fingernails or onychoshizia.
Nail injuries – exposure to chemicals like detergents or acetone or nail polish
Eating disorder – anorexia nervosa
Too much contact with silver and arsenic
Too much cleaning and scraping off nails done in nail spa
Remedies – There are many remedies for our nails. These can be done at home, with our doctors and with our own guidance
Make sure you get enough vitamins for your nails (Vitamin A, B-12, C and D)
Take your daily dose of minerals such as iron, protein and calcium
Dairy products, fruits and vegetables are 3 key factors that can generally improve the health of your nails
Home remedies that can be used to strengthen and maintain healthy nails can be : olive oil, honey, salt, creams, tea tree oil and vegetable oil.
Medication prescribed by doctor – medicated polish/cream
Treatments present in the clinic – please consult your doctor for any available treatments suitable for your nails.