Nails contain layers of protective fibrous proteins called keratins, which are also found in skin and hair. Keratin makes nails strong, but external trauma or an underlying medical condition can cause the thin layers of the nail to peel. When this happens, the nails may appear thinner. They may also feel sensitive or uncomfortable. Here we look at the causes of splitting nails and how to prevent and treat them.
Why are the cuticles on the sides of the nails painful?
Iron deficiency is often the cause of protruding cuticles on the side of the nail. However, there can also be underlying medical conditions that can cause these symptoms.
These reasons can be:
excessive hand washing
washing dishes without gloves
Peeling off nail polish instead of using remover
wearing gel or acrylic nails
using nails to lift or open things
excessive nail polish
the use of certain chemicals on the nails
spend time in a hot or humid place
iron deficiency anemia
an underactive thyroid gland
A lung disease that can also cause yellow nails
kidney disease that can cause nails to turn brown
As a person ages, the way nails grow can also change. Circulation problems and prolonged exposure to UV rays can lead to peeling of the skin on the sides of the nails.
These resources can help you in this situation
1. Dip your fingers in warm water
The first effective home remedy is to soak your fingers in warm water. Dip your fingers in a bowl of lukewarm water at least once a day. It is sure to provide quick relief to flaky cuticles.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
You can also use aloe vera gel to get rid of this problem. Apply the aloe vera gel on your nails for about 5-10 minutes and leave it on for a while without touching it. You will see good results within a week. You can also rub a piece of cucumber around your nails. This will provide a cooling sensation and help reduce the pain of the skin around the nails.
Honey provides many benefits to the skin and one of them is protecting the cuticle from shedding. Take some honey and massage it on and around your nails. Follow this regularly for a week and you can get rid of this problem. You can also massage with olive oil before going to bed.
Everyone uses petroleum jelly during the winter season. You can treat a chipped cuticle by massaging petroleum jelly on and around the nails. Additionally, prepare a paste by mixing lukewarm water and oats. Apply this mixture on your nails. So you can use these simple tips to treat peeling cuticles.