What is a hang nail and what causes them?
A hang nail is when the skin around the nail (it is
usually called the cuticle) becomes dry or you notice
small tears or splits in the nail plate.
Hang nails can be caused by dryness, nail biting,
cutting the cuticle, or from an injury. A hang nail is
and annoying than a serious problem, but without proper
care your hang nails
may become infected and this will be painful.
Ways to prevent getting a hang nail is proper nail care.
First eat foods that have calcium, iron, vitamin B and
Need ideas? Seafood, dairy products, celery, and soy
are rich in these nutrients. Your nails
need these nutrients to help with every day nail care.
Proper eating habits will help keep your nails and cuticles
healthy and will help prevent you from getting hang
Your nails need water and so does your cuticles, this
little tip will help prevent a hang nail. You should
drink 8 glasses of water each day to keep your body from
dehydrating and yes, that includes your nails. If your
nails are splitting or are weak it could be from not
Your cuticles and nails can become dry and brittle;
which can cause a hang nail, during the summer months
while you are enjoying the fun in the sun and swimming.
Sun and chlorine can make your nails brittle. Remember
to use moisturizer after swimming and use sunscreen on
your hands. Remember your nails are an extension of your
body and caring for your nails is just like the rest
of your body. Also using cuticle oil for moisturizing
your cuticle will help prevent a hang nail.
To protect your cuticles, and prevent a hang nail,
while washing dishes, gardening, or cleaning with any
type of harsh chemical remember to wear gloves.
If your cuticles and nails are dry and brittle this
can cause a hang nail, do not use perfumed lotions that
have alcohol as this will cause the nails to become dry.
Do not bite your nails; this is the major cause of
hang nails. Not only is this bad for your nails, but
it is also bad for your teeth. This habit is definitely
not nail care.
Never cut your cuticles, this can cause hang nails,
always use a cuticle tool to gentle push back the cuticle.