My nails are brittle and break easily. Can you tell me how to strengthen nails?
By Dr. Amy J. Derick
My nails are brittle and break easily, can you tell me how to strengthen nails? Weak, brittle nails easily split and crack, snagging on clothes and looking unkempt. But a few easy do’s and don’ts will help restore their health. Here’s how to strengthen nails and get them looking in great shape.
Do keep your nails short, since longer nails are more brittle. Use regular polish since it acts as a protectant and enhances moisture, and look for formulas with nylon and rayon fibers. At night, apply a low-percentage urea or lactic acid cream lotion. You may also want to consider a biotin supplement: 2.5 mg per day is the right dose to strengthen nails from the inside out.