what is the best way to fix damaged skin around your nail, and the cuticals?! my nails are sooo bad......
preferably an at home remedy =/??Cuticles and skin around nails....?
I feel your pain! I also bit my nails and cuticles as a nervous habit. =(
But 2 things that helped me out greatly... Neosporan to patch the broken skin, and olive oil to soften the skin.
';So, if you are like me, you somtimes have dry hair and/or brittle nails. If I am looking for a home treatment for dry hair, I microwave some olive oil and apply it to my hair and let it sit for a bit. This is what I call my Home Hot Oil Treatment:
1/8 cup olive oil
a few sprigs of lavender
I put the olive oil in a pan on medium heat. It takes about 2 minutes to get hot. Then I add the lavender. I let it sizzle in the pan for about 3-5 minutes. Then I take out the lavender and let the oil cool a bit before I apply it to my hair. I usually let it cool for 5 minutes.Before I apply it to my hair I wash my hair thoroughly. Then I apply the oil to my hair (I try to put a little extra on my ends) and put on a shower cap to let the oil condition my hair. You can do it my mother鈥檚 way, and wrap a towel around your head over the shower cap. That makes it get REALLY hot up there! The oil is supposed to be good for dry hair and dandruff. I like the lavender because it smells really nice. Also, it supposedly calms the nervous system and helps you relax.
So, I actually do not have brittle nails. From what I hear there is some evidence that vitamin B may help with brittle nails. Since, I take vitamin B every morning that could be the reason I do not have this problem. According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), low levels of zinc and iron can contribute to this problem. So, a nice multi vitamin or vitamin supplements may help. Then, of course, there is the old school method of strengthening nails鈥ating more gelatin ';