White spots, streaks, brittleness… What your nails say about your health

Shocks, old age, lack of nutrition… Our nails are sometimes put to the test. So how do you know what they say about your health? Follow our pro tips for perfect hands.

1. White spots on the nails

Do you notice small white spots on your nails? Don’t panic, these small marks are simple air bubbles. The nail is made up of dozens of keratin sheets that are compressed together. When you take a micro shock on the nail, the sheets come off from each other superficially. It is this phenomenon that creates the appearance of the stain.

There is no cure, but you can take preventive action by slowing down and paying attention to your movements. You can also put on gloves during an activity that could cause micro shocks, to lessen the impact on the nail. Finally, to make the nail more flexible, you can apply vegetable oil or a balm daily.

2. Ridged nails

The streaks can have several origins. The first is genetics. If you’ve had vertical or horizontal streaks on your nails and your parents had the same thing, the cause may be hereditary. The second cause is quite simply… old age. The older you get, the more likely you are to see these streaks appear. Finally, there are some whose appearance is solely linked to excessive dryness of the nail.

Whatever their cause, there are solutions to reduce the appearance of these marks. Apply an emollient balm, nourishing balm or vegetable oil daily to the surface of the nail, massaging it in to restore its suppleness, flexibility and thus reduce the appearance and appearance of streaks.

3. Nails that break or split

Splitting is often caused by “dryness combined with repeated small shocks on the free edge, ie on the tips of the nails”. It can also be due to a poor, nutrient-poor diet.

So, take food supplements specialized in nail fortification. It is also advisable to wear your nails shorter to limit the number of shocks they receive every day and to apply a balm or vegetable oil nourishing every night before sleeping.

4. Yellow nails

Tobacco consumption is one of the factors of yellowing of the nails. This phenomenon can also be explained by the frequent forgetting to apply a base before spreading your varnish with colored pigments.

Therefore, don’t forget to put a base before the varnish. Then, if they are already stained, two solutions are available to you. You can rub your nails in half a lemon every day until they lighten or 1-2 times a week to maintain the whiteness. Otherwise, make a thick paste of water and baking soda and rub your fingertips with a soft brush.

In addition to these mentioned above, you will need to take regular care for your nails using professional manicure set. If you don’t have any manicure supplies, check out our Maryton website, where there are all kinds of nail beauty products.



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