Keep fingernails dry and clean
This prevents bacteria from growing under your fingernails. Repeated or prolonged contact with water can contribute to split fingernails. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when washing dishes, cleaning or using harsh chemicals.
Practice good nail hygiene
Use a sharp manicure scissors or clippers. Trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve.
When you use hand lotion, rub the lotion into your fingernails and cuticles, too.
Apply a protective layer
Applying a nail hardener might help strengthen nails.
Ask your doctor about biotin
Some research suggests that the nutritional supplement biotin might help strengthen weak or brittle fingernails.
Look your best all day… every day!
Emily Marshall, President and Licensed Cosmetologist
Northwest Dermacolor Center