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Achieving strong healthy nails can be difficult, especially during the cold, winter months when your nail beds are more likely to dry out. Luckily, we’ve compiled 3 excellent ways to strengthen weak nails from the comfort of your home. Here at Doctors Kline + Green, we are standing by to answer any and all of your questions.
Weak nails are prone to breaking and chipping, which can make them particularly frustrating if you’ve spent valuable time filling and shaping them. However, there are a couple of ways to naturally strengthen weak nails.
For starters, make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin A, C, D, E, and folic acid in your diet. These vital nutrients could help grow strong nails and hair, and can be taken in the form of supplements for convenience.
When filing your nails, make sure to do so only in one direction. Filing back and forth can be harsh on your fingernails and make it more likely that your nails will chip or break. Also, seek out ways to avoid harmful products like nail polish and polish remover which may weaken your nails. For the best nail health and to avoid nail problems try to give your nails a break from nail polish (and nail polish remover) when you can. Your natural nails need time to recover from polish (and gel manicures) to help with their overall health. Often your best form of nail care is to simply leave your nails alone. Wear gloves while cleaning to protect your hands and nail beds from harsh chemicals that may be in cleaning agents.
Contrary to popular belief, manicures, especially ones involving gel or acrylic nails, can be very harmful to your nails. Frequent overuse of these products can cause your nails to peel and become brittle or weak which can make it increasingly difficult to grow the long, beautiful nails you desire.
Sometimes, adjusting your diet and lifestyle is not enough to boost weak nails. In this case, you may need to seek out proper treatment from a certified physician. Your doctor can help you determine the underlying cause for your dry or brittle nails, which may make it easier to prevent breakage in the future.
If you find that you have a form of fungus, try out Clear + Restore by Drs. Kline + Green. This topical nail treatment is crafted to rapidly rejuvenate your nails and eliminate nail fungus symptoms. Even if you don’t have a fungal issue, Clear + Restore can improve the look of yellow, dry, cracked, and brittle nails. It’s always a good idea to adjust your diet to include more nail-boosting nutrients, but sometimes a topical treatment is the only comprehensive treatment that will bring forth notable improvements.
In addition to cracked, brittle nails, many people struggle with weak, peeling nails which makes it very difficult to grow long, beautiful nails and that often leads to the trend of using fake nails. But remember covering the nail plate with a hard gel chemical top coat will only make the nail bed weaker. This area can also become a breeding ground for infection or fungus if moisture is allowed under the surface and bacteria gets caught between the real and fake nail.
If you find yourself struggling, you may want to try out Hydrate Nail Hydration by Drs. Kline + Green. Hydrate strengthens nails and can be used regularly to promote healthy, strong growth. Hydrate will also give the nail an instant natural shine so there is no need for a polish application. The hydrating formula can help reduce nail brittleness which means over time you can also forgo using nail hardener.
Hydrate is particularly helpful for those who have nail damage due to the overuse of harmful nail polish. This clinically proven hydration treatment is effective because the patented transdermal delivery system allows for deep penetration beneath the nail plate. The unique formula will restore your nail beds entirely, allowing you to have healthy, strong nails. Just be sure to use Hydrate on a day-to-day basis to get the best results.
If you haven’t achieved the nails of your dreams just yet, don’t be discouraged. Achieving thick, strong nails takes time, effort, and lots of patience. However, with a nutrient-rich diet and the consistent, daily applications of helpful products like Hydrate and Clear + Restore, you’re bound to achieve the beautiful nails you desire in no time at all.