Most nail problems arise from abuse-everything from picking and biting to oveuse of polish removers, glues and other harmful chemicals. In other instances, unhealthy nails actually reflect a nutritional deficiency or an underlying medical condition. Healthy nails are strong and smooth with a pinkish cast. Like hair,they need moisture for flexibility. These are the steps to avoid nail problems
1.Watch your diet. In order to maintain steady supply of oxygen and other nutrients, nails require a steady supply of oxygen and other nutrients. Foods high in protein are required in order to maintain nails keratin. Eat lean meats, fish, poultry, animal products and grains and legumes. Eat iron rich foods and also eat foods rich in vitamin c to help the body absord iron. Eat foods rich in folate an essential vitamin B
2.Avoid overuse of polish removers, glues and other harsh chemicals. These chemicals cause further damage to the nails
3.Avoid brittle and splitting nails by Soaking the fingers in water and then apply a moisturizing hand cream to restore moisture and prevent moisture loss. Apply a nail hardener to seal in moisture and provide hard a protective hard surface over the nails.