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You Will Need
- Biotin supplements(Vitamin B)
- Foods containing biotin
- Polish containing vitamins A, C, D, and E
- Petroleum jelly, castor oil, or olive oil
Take vitamin B
Take 300 micrograms of the B vitamin biotin, four to six times each day to give you healthy nails. Brittle nails can result from biotin or iron deficiencies and circulation problems.
Eat biotin rich foods
Eat food containing biotin, such as cheese, eggs, peanuts, and cauliflower.
Increase your zinc intake for stronger nails with a daily glass of milk.
Limit use of nail polish remover
Use nail polish remover sparingly to prevent dry nails and cuticles. Use nail polish remover that is acetate-based.
File in one direction
File your nails in one direction, twice a week, with a fine-grain file.
Coat your nails with polish containing vitamins A, C, D, and E.
Keep nails hydrated
Keep your nails hydrated by moisturizing them every evening with petroleum jelly, castor oil, or olive oil. Rub a small amount into the cuticle and the skin surrounding the nail.