Whether your nails are decorated, painted or plain, a good nail care routine is vital if you want them to look beautiful. Brittle nails, discoloured nails and white spots can all detract from the beauty of your nails. Knowing how to avoid these problems or how to remedy them is the basis of good nail care.
A good nail care routine starts with your diet. An unbalanced diet that is low in calcium can make your nails dry and brittle. Calcium comes from dairy products, nuts and seeds so if you are not eating enough of these types of foods you could be calcium deficient and have brittle nails that break easily.
Too much sun can also cause nails to become brittle as can the prolonged use of nail hardeners. Any product that seals moisture into your nail, such as a waxy balm, will help prevent them from becoming brittle.
Discoloured nails where the nails have yellowed is another common nail condition. If you suffer from this it might be that are applying nail varnish without using a base coat. This will discolour your nails over time. If this is not the case then you probably have a nail fungus. Both a treatable. To find out how and for more information on nail care in general please use the resources on our site.