There's nothing worse than dry, brittle nails! If you're wondering why your nails break more easily than other people's, there are a few common reasons. Age, diet and lifestyle can all have an impact on the health of your nails. External influences like water exposure or prolonged nail polish wear can also worsen the issue. To strengthen and improve the quality of your nails, it's important to start making changes from the inside out!
Fusion Health Hair, Skin & Nails
Our Nourished Life Naturopath Melanie Ruckley advises that low Silica can be a cause of brittle or weak nails, so try keeping your Silica levels up with this supplement. Fusion Health Hair, Skin & Nails $46.95, is a great daily option which may help promote collagen repair with the use of Silica, the traditional Chinese herb Fallopia Multiflora and essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, E, and Zinc and Manganese. This supplement may help support, nourish and maintain healthy hair, skin and nails.
Warning: Fallopia multiflora may harm the liver in some people. Use under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate. This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 micrograms for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded.
Do not take while on warfarin therapy without medical advice. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
Ethical Nutrients Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
The Ethical Nutrients Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails $24.95, targets breaking and splitting nails by strengthening and softeningthem. These supplements are packed full of vitamins that have been specifically chosen to benefit hair and skin as well as nails!
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.
Warning: This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 micrograms for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded.
External remedies to strengthen your nails
nails by Nourished Life - Base Coat
To protect your nails before applying nail polish, I recommend the nails by Nourished Life - Base Coat $16.95. This protective formula provides a smooth base for nail polish while also helping to prevent staining and yellowing on the nail surface. This base coat is also free from seven of the most common ingredients found in most mainstream nail polishes, and is vegan and Australian made.
Badger Cuticle Care
You can't forget about your cuticles! The Badger Cuticle Care $13.95, can be applied on sore, dry and irritated fingers for an intensive treatment. I love this product not only because it's made with nourishing Shea Butter and Sea Buckthorn, it also comes in a handy little tin! It's the perfect size to keep in your handbag to treat peeling cuticles or damaged nails.
Fresh Therapies Nail Polish Remover
When removing your nail polish, there's no need to reach for chemical filled products! The Fresh Therapies Nail Polish Remover $24.95, uses biodegradable food grade and plant-based ingredients that are non toxic and non carcinogenic. It's the safest way to remove your nail polish while moisturising your dry nails.