Peeling nails are really annoying to look at. Although it isn’t an indication of any underlying health issue, there is no denying the fact that they can be unappealing to look at. I mean, who does not want their nails to look healthy and pretty?
But don’t worry, because this problem is soon going to be a thing of the past. But first, to deal with any issue you need to get to the bottom of it. Scroll down as we take you through some common reasons why your nail could be peeling and how to tackle it effectively.
- 01. You get one too many manicures
- 02. Picking at your polish
- 03. Doing the dishes
- 04. Lack of vitamin B7
01. You get one too many manicures
Who does not love getting regular manicures? Apart from making your hands look really great, they also get rid of dead skin cells and dirt trapped under the nail bed. But sorry to say, they may not exactly be great for the health of your nails. Why? Well, because constant exposure to the chemicals in the gel manicure, coupled with the removal process and the filling, buffing and scraping could all lead to brittle, peeling and cracking nails. Limit your manicure sessions to once or twice a month to keep your nails healthy.
02. Picking at your polish
Just like it is a cardinal beauty sin to pick at a pimple, your manicure also follows a similar code. Scraping your nail polish when you see the first signs of chipping harms your nails way more than you can imagine. By doing so, you’re not just getting rid of the colour, but also the topmost layer of your nail, which leads to your nails becoming a lot weaker and thinner. So, stop scraping your chipped nail polish and if it bothers you that much, simply take it off or apply a thin coat over the chipped nail polish to make it look as good as new.
03. Doing the dishes
If you mop the floor and do the dishes without wearing gloves, you are bound to have nails that break at the drop of a hat! The harsh chemicals from soaps and detergents weaken your nails and make them prone to breakage and peeling. So, put on a pair of gloves, will you?
04. Lack of vitamin B7
A lot of times weak, brittle and peeling nails occur due to the deficiency of vitamin B7 or biotin This is because biotin helps in better production of fatty acids and amino acids, which are essentially the basis for healthy nails. The best way to tackle this is to eat food rich in vitamin B7 such as walnuts, peanuts, cereal, milk, egg yolks, etc. You can also include vitamin B7 supplements in your diet — but consult your doctor before you do so.