Tuesday Tip Blog: Peeling Nails

by Ariana Lopez | 2 Comments


For nails as tough as, well NAILS… give these tips a try:

The cause for brittle/ peeling nails is still an ongoing debate between lack of protein or moisture in the nails. Fortunately, there are several ways to deal with brittle nails and keep them healthy and strong.

Here are a few ways you can keep that unappealing peeling out of your life:

  • Apply Oxygen Nail Treatment twice a week. This nail treatment is made with a patented Hexanal formulation, nails are restructured to a stronger, thicker, and smoother condition in just one stroke.
  • Nails expand when they absorb water, consequently they contract as they dry. The more exposure to water the more your nails expand and contract. This process weakens the nails. Wearing gloves while doing chores, especially when handling water, can help minimize the damage.
  • Keeping your nails trimmed reduces the likelihood of the nails cracking or tearing. Also, keep in mind that the best time to trim nails is after a bath or shower, when nails are the softest, this allows for a more even cut.
  • Healthy nails start with healthy cuticles. Keep them moisturized with Essential Cuticle Oil twice a day and see the difference.
  • Finally, make sure that your body intakes the recommended amount of protein. An average human body is said to need 46-52 grams of good protein. Good protein can be found in:
    • – Turkey Breast (and Chicken Breast)
    • – Fish (Tuna, Salmon, Halibut)
    • – Cheese (Low-fat Mozzarella and Cottage Cheese)
    • – Tofu
    • – Beans (Mature Soy Beans)
    • – Eggs (Especially Egg Whites)
    • – Yogurt, Milk, and Soymilk
    • – Nuts and Seeds (Pumpkin, Squash, and Watermelon Seeds, Peanuts, Almonds)
  • Finally, it goes without saying: always wear a base coat.
  • Loraine

    We are all wondering… How many coats of the Oxygen Nail Treatment? And also, how long do we keep it on for?

    • Carly

      6 days on, 1 day off is the general rule. Apply two coats and reapply once or twice throughout the week. I’ve painted my nails with three to get a more intense pink color and seen great results.