My nails were doing great they were growing they were strong and then… the dreaded peeling nails, I have lost about three nails this week. I just trimmed them all back so they are all somewhat same length. I hate when some of my nails are super long and then others, short from breaking.
For anyone that doesn’t know what I mean by peeling… This is not cracking where it splits up side and your fingernail breaks.. This is the tip of your fingernail actually splitting into two layers and peeling away making the nail tip therefore very thin now, that is why I say, I had to cut them back. 😦
I couldn’t have found this article at a more perfect time.
“Chipped, peeling, flaky fingernails are never in style. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably tried a lot of different products and strategies to stop the problem from happening. Understanding how your nails got that way in the first place could help you come up with a better strategy.
Here are eight of the top causes of peeling fingernails.
Climate change / dietary issues / prescription medications /psoriasis, yeast infections or other skin conditions, chemical exposure / immersion in water / post fake nail trauma / and finally probably most of us….
The Wrong Kind of Nail Treatments
Nail strengthener and peeling nail solutions contain a lot of chemicals. Most of them are designed to make your nails bond back together to prevent breaking and peeling. Some of them may actually be making the problem worse. Formaldehyde, an ingredient in several popular strengtheners, can cause drying and irritation of the skin and nails—not to mention being a suspected cause of breast cancer. Switch to a nail care product that’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl pthalate, such as Nail Aid’s Peeling Nail Intense Repair Gel. Your entire body, not just your nails, will thank you.”
I went to the nail aid’s website to check it out. The bottles are $6.50 a piece, free shipping with two polish treatments within the US. I did some research and found very good reviews on everyone who used this product.
If you have this problem, what are you using? Have you ever tried this brands products?