What is the best nail file for natural nails?
What is the best nail file for brittle nails?
Your fingernails are made up of keratin: a hard, strong protein that’s also found in your hair and skin. The keratin is organized into 3 laminated layers growing from the nail plate, which is the area at the base of the nail under your cuticle. Healthy fingernails are smooth, with no pits or grooves.
Like the skin, nails reflect the overall health of your body. Brittle nails, or onychoschizia, can affect anyone, causing soft, thin and splitting nails.
Brittle nails can be caused by a number of things:
- Diet lacking in certain vitamins and minerals (calcium, folic acid, iron, zinc, selenium)
- Thyroid problems
- Overexposure to detergents, household cleaners, and nail polish remover
- Side effect of stress
- Skin diseases such as psoriasis
- Repeated trauma caused by typing or nail biting
Brittle nails are more common among women. For successful treatment, it is essential to identify and eliminate the cause. But first aid should include discontinuing the use of nail polish, choosing gentle cutting tools and applying moisturiser.
Because natural nails are softer than gel or acrylic nails, never use a coarse file on them. Original glass nail files are the best solution for treatment of natural and/or brittle nails. Due to the unique microstructure generated by the process of acid etching, glass files are sharp with evenly sized and distributed abrasive elements, making them gentle to the nails.
Glass nail files perfectly seal the nail edge, and their long-term use helps prevent chipping and peeling of the nail.Some customers even say they stopped biting their nails after they started using an original Czech glass nail file.