Repairing Brittle and Fragile Nails

Are your nails brittle and dry or beginning to peel? If your nails are beginning to feel weak and fragile, there can be a lot of underlying stressors causing this. The nail’s main composition is keratin, which is a hardened protein and is the same component that your body uses for your hair and skin. We actually had nails before we were even born. 

Why do my nails weaken?

Our nails can weaken over time from aging, polishing too frequently, or even from cold weather and drying skin. Overtime our nails also lose essential minerals that keep them healthy and strong, like Iron or Zinc. Sanitizing excessively has also been known to weaken our nails extensively because of its drying effect, and constant use. 

How can I heal and strengthen my nails?

It’s vital for our nail health that we lotion them after removing polish, washing the hands, having gel or acrylic nails, and using harsh cleaning products. Replenishing the moisture in the nails can help retain the moisture and minerals that keep our nails secure and durable. 

Camel Milk is a perfect ingredient for our nails with its high percentage of Zinc, Iron and B Vitamins which are essential for healthy nails. 

It is also high in Lactic Acid which gently sloughs away dead skin cells leaving the skin looking plump and fresh. Lanolin locks in the moisture, keeping the skin hydrated. 

Omega Fatty Acids 3,6 & 9 in camel milk have moisturizing qualities and potent antioxidant properties. 

The antioxidant, reparative properties of camel milk's Vitamins B1, C & E help defend the skin from premature aging and promote skin-repair.

Shea Butter: has been used for centuries by women in Sub-saharan Africa to nourish and protect their skin. Shea Butter helps strengthen the nails and heal damaged beds and cuticles.

Coconut Oil: helps keep the skin moisturized and soft and is great for treating brittle and cracked nails as well as damaged cuticles because of its moisturizing properties. 

Aloe Vera: helps stimulate healing and may improve the strength and quality of your nails. Its nourishing and moisturizing properties allow it to deeply hydrate the nails and keep them healthy. It also hydrates cuticles, which are very important for good nail growth.

Calendula: the effective compounds within Calendula help soothe and visibly improve skin. During the American Civil War and World War I, Calendula petals were used to dress wounds.

There are many different measures that you can take to help heal your nails, but the most important one, is properly moisturizing and replenishing all the lost minerals and moisture that make up our healthy nails. The perfect product to use to repair both nails and skin is our Camel Milk Hand Cream.