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Split Nails: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Yoana Gaydova

Split nails, also known as onychoschizia, is a common condition that causes horizontal splits in the nail plate. Not only does it look unkempt, it also makes applying nail polish very difficult. And let's be honest, who doesn't long for beautiful nails? In this article, we discuss the causes of splitting nails, how to prevent it, and what to do if it occurs.

What causes split nails?

Split nails are caused by various factors, such as moisture, impact, trauma, infections, and even certain conditions such as psoriasis. Prolonged exposure to moisture, such as repeated hand washing, significantly weakens the nail. Nail biting, a common habit among people who are anxious or nervous, can also cause stress on the nails and lead to splitting.

Infections, such as fungal, bacterial or yeast infections in the nail bed, can change the texture of the nails and lead to weakening and splitting. Certain diseases, including psoriasis, can also affect the health of the nails, resulting in symptoms such as thickening, crumbling, or splitting.

Preventing and treating split nails

Use these tips for both the prevention and treatment of split nails:

1. Keep your nails clean and healthy. Prepare a nail bath with the Herome Concentrated Nail Bath Oil to care for brittle, dry nails that easily break and split.
2. Be careful during manicures and avoid using metal tools on the nail bed. The Herome Cuticle pusher has a rubber tip, with which the cuticles can be gently pushed back. It is also advisable to always file your nails instead of cutting them! The special structure of the Herome Glass Nail File seals the nail plate perfectly, preventing the formation of hooks or splits.
3. Limit prolonged exposure of hands or feet to water , and wear gloves when performing household chores.
4. Use moisturizing products on your nails and cuticles regularly. The Herome Hydrating Nail Gel also protects your nails from drying out and keeps the nail in top condition. The rich mix of ingredients in the Herome Cuticle Cream repairs dry cuticles.
5. Consider nail strengthening products. The Herome Nail Hardener Strong stops splitting immediately. This formula, enriched with Provitamin B5, Vitamin C & E, and Celery Seed Extract, provides deep hydration, revitalizes nails with a youthful glow and leaves them stronger and healthier.
6. Stop biting your nails . The Bye Bite from Herome has a bitter taste, which prevents nail biting. The product is enriched with vitamin E, so that not only the nail structure is strengthened, but also nail growth gets an extra boost.
7. Do not use acetone-based nail polish remover. Since these removers remove moisture from your nails, the risk of splitting nails increases. With the Herome Caring Nail Polish Remover clean your nails in a gentle way. Thanks to the added ingredient Lanolin, dehydration is prevented and your nails get a beautiful shine. In addition, the nail polish remover is acetone-free and has a pleasant scent.

Although split nails are a challenge, with proper care and preventative measures you can improve the health of your nails. However, if split nails are a recurring problem, a personal consultation with a doctor is recommended for tailor-made advice. For even more valuable advice on nail care, we invite you to our blog to read, where we delve deeper into various aspects of nail health and beauty rituals.

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