youmeatstarkindustries asked: My nails split and peel really easily. They never did until around this time last year when I started trying out nail art and changing them almost every week, so I thought it might be due to removing polish often, but I always used a high quality nail polish remover like Sally Hansen that promised not to ruin/weaken your nails. Any tips on how to stop them splitting? I've tried different nail strengtheners but they don't seem to work, and I don't bite them or anything.
The splitting can come from a bunch of stuff — diet, hereditary issues, environment, etc. — so your best bet is to just over-love your nails with product to combat whatever’s going on. Usually the splitting has to do with the nails being dry; oils and moisturizers help a ton with this. You can pick up some special mani/cuticle oils (I like Orly’s) and use that once or twice a day, then keep a creamy, hydrating lotion on you at all times (again, I go for the Orly Rich Renewal). Also check out the soaps in your house and make sure they’re the non-drying kind. You can also pick up some vitamins for hair and nail growth to help combat the drying, splitting and peeling from the inside. :) And be sure to wrap the tips when you do your nails (putting an extra bead of polish on the very edge of your nail as you’re doing the topcoat) so that it’s creating a seal right where you’re getting all of the wear on your nails and it needs that extra protection.