How to protect your nails from breaking

It requires a combination of proper care, maintenance, and lifestyle adjustments.

In Summary
  • To keep your nails from breaking, you require a combination of proper care, maintenance, and lifestyle adjustments.
Apply coconut oil once every step is finished.
Apply coconut oil once every step is finished.

Many females desire the ability to retain long and healthy nails that do not break as easily.

To keep your nails from breaking you require a combination of proper care, maintenance, and lifestyle adjustments

Key tips

Keep your nails well-moisturized

Dry nails are more prone to breakage. Apply moisturizer or nail oil regularly to keep your nails hydrated.

Maintain a balanced diet

According to Healthline,  biotin is essential for healthy nail growth.

Avoid using your nails as tools

 Try not to use your nails to open cans, scratch off stickers, or perform other tasks that could cause them to break.

File your nails properly

Use a fine-grit nail file and file your nails in one direction rather than back and forth, which can weaken them.

Don't bite your nails

Biting your nails can contribute to nail breakage.

When you bite your nails, you subject them to uneven pressure and stress, which weakens them over time.

This can make them more prone to breaking, chipping, or tearing. Additionally, constantly biting your nails can damage the nail bed and surrounding skin, leading to further problems like infections or inflammation. It's generally recommended to avoid biting your nails to maintain their health and strength.

 Limit exposure to nail polish remover

Acetone-based nail polish removers can dry out your nails. Try to use non-acetone removers or limit the frequency of polish removal.

Trim nails regularly

Keeping your nails at a manageable length reduces the risk of breakage.

Avoid harsh chemicals

Harsh chemicals can contribute to nail breakage and damage.

Exposure to chemicals such as those found in household cleaning products, nail polish removers, and other substances can weaken the nails, making them more susceptible to breakage, splitting, and brittleness.

 It's important to minimize exposure to harsh chemicals, wear gloves when handling such substances, and use gentle nail care products to help maintain the health and strength of your nails.

Limit exposure to harsh cleaning agents and chemicals, as they can weaken your nails over time.

Consider dietary supplements

If your nails are particularly brittle, you may consider taking supplements containing biotin or other nutrients that promote nail health.

However, consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.

WATCH: The latest videos from the Star