Brittle Nails

A common nail problem among women, brittle nails make nails more susceptible to cracking, breaking, chipping, and splitting.

What it Means

Brittle nails are often caused by chemicals, detergents, allergens, and frequent polishing and polish removal. Most of the time, they are simply the result of frequent exposure to water.

Though it may seem counterintuitive, frequent dish-washing, hand-washing, or just plain living in a dry environment can dry out the nails. Natural nails typically get drier with age as well, as it is more difficult for the body to retain moisture.

Sometimes, however, brittle nails are the result of an iron deficiency or other medical condition. You can find more health information on the subject at the National Institute of Health’s MedlinePlus webpage on Nail Abnormalities.

How Perfect Formula Can Help

When brittle nails are caused by environmental factors, Perfect Formula can help by restoring moisture, strength and flexibility to your nails. Win the battle over brittle nails with the Strong Nail System for the best in intensive hydration for healthy nails.

Weak, Soft, Thin Nails

Thin nails can be similar to brittle nails in that they snag and split more easily than healthy nails. They can also peel or tear at the most inconvenient time.

What it Means

The same environmental factors that cause brittle nails can also cause thin nails. If your hands are in and out of the water often, your nail cells experience stress as they constantly swell and shrink in size to accommodate the presence or lack of moisture.

Environmental trauma also contributes to the splitting associated with both brittle and weak nails. The nails of those who garden or do daily physical labor like construction or domestic chores are particularly susceptible.

Medically, thin nails could suggest a biotin deficiency, fungal infection, or a serious disease. If you think a medical condition may be to blame, you can find more education material at the National Institute of Health’s MedlinePlus webpage on Nail Abnormalities.

How Perfect Formula Can Help

Win the battle over thin, weak nails caused by the daily abuses of everyday life with Perfect Formula’s Gel Coat or our Pink Gel Coat. You will never need to wear acrylic nails again!

Dry Cuticles

Dry cuticles are a nuisance. They cause hangnails, and can breed bacterial infections when not properly cared for.

What it Means

Dry, broken cuticles can indicate exposure to chemicals or a loss of moisture caused by other environmental factors similar to those with brittle nails.

Medically, dry, broken cuticles can indicate a skin condition like psoriasis or a more serious disease. You can learn more about the causes of your dry cuticles from your physician. Educational resources available to you include WebMD’s online article, “6 Ways to Care for Your Cuticles.”

How Perfect Formula Can Help

Healthy cuticles are essential to the health of your nails. Cuticles sit atop the nail bed, which is responsible for nail growth and needs regular hydration. Win the battle over the environmental factors that cause dry cuticles. Replenish the moisture in your cuticles with Perfect Formula’s Daily Moisture.

Yellow Nails

Yellow nails can turn the look of natural nails from fresh to dull and downright unattractive. Although it may not mean your nails are unhealthy, yellow nails can give that impression.

 What it Means

Yellowing of the nails happens over time to frequent polish-wearers as the pigments from polishes stain nails. Another culprit is the harsh acetone found in most polish removers, which can turn once bright, healthy-looking nails dingy.

Medically, yellow nails can be an indication of a fungal infection, an ongoing respiratory ailment, or other medical condition. Learn more about the medical conditions associated with yellowing nails and other nail problems at MayoClinic’s online slideshow, “7 fingernail problems not to ignore.”

How Perfect Formula Can Help

Luckily, Perfect Formula has the beauty remedy for yellow nails. If you suffer from the staining effect of polishes or effects of harsh acetone nail polish remover, you can refresh you natural nails with a tailored tonic. Our Pink Gel Coat is formulated with an optical brightener that illuminates the underlying healthy color of your natural nail.

Medical Disclaimer: The information and recommendations contained on this site is for educational purposes, and are not intended as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Seek the advice of a qualified health provider for any medical condition.