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Brittle and scaly nails: causes and natural treatment of cucumber

The nails become one of the parts of the hands that the women more tend to take care of, since they are characterized by being a true symbo...

The nails become one of the parts of the hands that the women more tend to take care of, since they are characterized by being a true symbol of expression for many women. But they are also indicative of how we are in health.

Why? Mainly because the good health of our nails depends on the health of our bodies in general, which means that having scaly nails or brittle nails  can be a symptom indicative device, or a disease, disorder or nutritional deficiency, or an alteration in the body.

Brittle and scaly nails: causes and natural treatment of cucumber

Also to follow a poor diet, especially when there are nutritional deficiencies of vitamins and minerals, usually causes not only health problems, but also problems in our nails, appearing especially brittle, fragile and scaly nails.

Although it is a problem they can also be caused by other circumstances.

What are brittle and scaled nails?

It is the tendency of the nails to break, to fracture or to break very easily. That is, they are weak nails that tend to break easily and quickly.

What are the causes of brittle nails?

There are different causes that can cause us to have brittle nails. The most common and usual are the following:

  • Traumatic processes.
  • Microbial infections or fungi.
  • Use of chemicals (alkaline detergents and solvents).
  • Use of aggressive manicure, enamels or hardeners with high formalin content.
  • Use of abrasive or poorly formulated nail polish remover.
  • Inadequate nutrition and nutritional deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.

Treatment of brittle nails

The treatment for the problem of brittle nails must go through the treatment itself to solve the disorder or illness that has ultimately caused its appearance.

For example, if the cause has been an inadequate diet or diet, the correct thing is that the specialist indicates a varied and balanced dietand recommends the use of nutritional supplements to overcome the nutritional deficit.

In case it is due to use of nail polishers or manicures to which our nails are sensitive, the key is to change products.

Brittle and scaly nails: causes and natural treatment of cucumber

Natural cucumber treatment for brittle nails

The cucumber is a vegetable that besides benefiting internally with its properties is also beneficial in the case of presenting fragility in the nails. But let’s go in parts. From a nutritional point of view, there is no doubt that it is an extremely healthy food, being especially rich in water, vitamins (such as vitamin A, E, B1, B2, B3 and C) and minerals (such as magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium and iron).

But from a point of view of the most natural beauty, as we knew in a previous article in which we talked about the cucumber for the skin , is an ideal food because applied on the skin helps both rehydrate and soften it, giving you a Fresh and soft texture. In addition, applied over the eyes helps to correct dark circles.

However, this time we want to look at the benefits of cucumber for brittle nails , a very common problem that is also known as brittle nails and which are characterized by breaking easily or by opening ahead. Its causes are in fact very varied: although it is common that they appear with the aging, being a normal result of the passage of the years, also can arise as a consequence of injuries, infections and certain illnesses (for example of thyroid, of liver or of kidneys ).

Properties of cucumber for brittle and brittle nails

If you suffer from fragile and brittle nails, there is no doubt that the cucumber could become your great friend. Why? Very simple: it helps to strengthen the nails and to avoid that they break easily when they become fragile .

Brittle and scaly nails: causes and natural treatment of cucumber

This quality is found mainly in its silica content , a mineral especially useful for maintaining good nail health, as well as being useful both for the health of bones and other tissues of our body.

How to apply cucumber on nails

To apply the cucumber on our nails we will need to have a blender with which to extract its juice.

Once we have extracted its juice we put it inside a wide container in which we can immerse the nails comfortably to leave them a little bit of soak each day.

With five minutes a day will be enough to strengthen the nails.

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