Brittle nails are mainly the result of lack of moisture. H Drink plenty of clear fluids, especially water, every day. At the same time, avoid sugary drinks, because the sugar content in them tends to make the nails more brittle and hinders the healing process as well.

  •  Dip a cotton swab in vegetable oil and rub the soaked cotton swab on the top and underside of your finger and toe nails. Massage your nails gently, for about five minutes. If you do this three or four times a day, the much-needed moisture will be restored to the nails.
  • Do not forget to apply a hand moisturizer after cleaning your house or washing dishes, rather every activity in which your fingernails are exposed to water for a long time. It applies to the toenails as well. Use a body moisturizer for the toes.
  • Lack of calcium in your diet is one of the leading causes of brittle and cracked nails. So, it is advisable to include calcium-rich food in your diet, such as celery and broccoli. They can be eaten cooked, semi-cooked as well as raw. Another rich source of calcium is almond. Chew five to six almonds, (soaked in water overnight), every day.