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Common nail problems and how to solve them

common nail problems and how to solve them

Your nails are an extension of yourself – the perfect way to showcase your personality. So when dry flaky nails ruins that lovely shade of red you’ll want to take action.

Are your nails yellow or discoloured?
It’s possible that a lot of bright nail polishes have changed the colour of your nail beds over time. To reduce it why not try Nails Inc Nail Kale Nail Bright (£15.00 at Selfridges).

You wear falsies a lot and you’re starting to notice your nails are peeling.
If you’re wearing false nails a lot you’re probably replacing them every 3 weeks. Every time you remove the old nails you use a acetone based remover that will leave your nails dry and brittle. To add some much needed moisture try Elegant Touch Nail Apothecary Nail Quencher (£7.95 at Boots). It contains jasmine and flaxseed oil to combat dryness.

Your nails bend and tear easily leaving jagged edges
Often when your nails bend easily they are lacking nutrients which results them in being a lot weaker then normal. In the long run you can treat this by taking daily vitamins to get back essential nutrients. In the meantime use Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener (currently on offer for £8.96 at Look Fantastic) to help create thicker, stronger nails.

Your nails chip easily
If your nails chip as soon as you try to paint them then they’re probably very weak. Like brittle nails you can take vitamins to help reduce the problem. Rimmel London Nail Nurse Stronger Nail (£4.49 at Boots) will add extra calcium and keratin to help strengthen the nail beds.