A Skin Specialist Reveals Why Your Nails Always Break



Viral News Boy :- Broken nails are your worst enemy, once they grow to a perfect length – they are already on the verge of breaking. There are a number of factors that affect this, from the food you eat to the daily chores, your nails need special care and constant attention during the cold snap.

To learn more about it and discover the root of your nail breakage, Patricia Bolland, a dermatologist at Colorescience talks to us about the main reasons why your nails break and how you can grow and maintain the perfect manicured set.


Removes bad nail polish

Poor and cheap nail removers are not friendly to your nails. Not only will it take extra effort to remove the nail polish from your nails, but also cause them to dry out and reduce the moisture resulting in brittle and weak nails. If you use a nail polish remover always be sure to invest in a reliable brand and do not use it excessively. Acetone tends to dry out the nails so avoid any remover that contains this ingredient.


Iron deficiency

Weak nails can be caused by low levels of iron or anemia. Iron helps in the formation of hemoglobin; A molecule that transfers oxygen-laden red blood cells directly to your nail. Without it your nails will suffer from stunted growth. It is best to load on foods rich in irons like spinach, dark chocolate and white beans.



If you do not drink enough water your whole body will suffer including your nails. Insufficient drinking of water is actually a major factor in many cases of brittle nails so it is best to drink the right amount a day which is around 9 cups.


Lack of moisturizer

Your nails not only need moisture from the inside but also from the outside. The best way to maintain this is to apply a moisturizer frequently throughout the day. Keep it handy in a bag or desk at work and smear whenever you think about it, but more so after your hands have been wet.


Excessive water

By this we mean the water that meets your hands and not the water that you drink. Rinsing for example can take a heavy toll on your nails as soaps and solvents from the liquid can affect the drying of your nails. A simple solution to the side effect of household chores is to have a pair of gloves that will protect the nails from the bad chemicals and prevent dehydration.


Too much manicure

If you are a nail enthusiast, it can be hard to reduce how many manicures you have each month and up! If you run your nails all the time with acrylic or gel nails, it can damage your nail beds and leave them feeling brittle and weak. Always make sure to take a break of a few months between each treatment and use the nail hardener instead to build the nails back to their natural state.


You pick up your nail polish

Peeling the nail polish, gel or traditional, not only removes the nail polish layer but also removes part of the top layer of your nails – causing your nails to thin. This can be easy to do especially when your manicure starts to get tangled, but if you do it in excessive amount it can take months until they grow into a healthy condition. If you see that your nails have started to crash, remove them with a remover as soon as possible so that the lure is not there.