Ridged fingernails

Ridged fingernails

refers to the presence of tiny raised lines or ridges that run either up and down the length of the nail (vertical ridges) or, less commonly, across the nail (horizontal ridges). Ridges are among the different kinds of nail abnormalities that can develop due to aging, trauma, or underlying medical conditions. Some people notice an increase in vertical ridges of the fingernails as they age, and this can be a normal development. Onychorrhexis is the medical term used to describe longitudinal ridges on the nails that often accompany brittle nails. Longitudinal ridges on the nails can either arise due to aging or may accompany certain chronic medical conditions. Trauma may also be a cause of nail ridges.

In contrast to longitudinal ridges, Beau’s lines are horizontal or transverse depressions in the nail that may be confused with nail ridging. These are caused by diseases that affect the entire body, including malnutrition, heart attack (myocardial infarction), severe infections, and metabolic disturbances including poorly controlled diabetes.

1. Olive Oil And Lemon Juice Mixture

A teaspoon of olive oil mixed with a few drops of lemon juice will make a potent yet very easy to DIY remedy that, if used at least two times a week, will help you transform your brittle, easy to chip nails. Massage it into your nails thoroughly, let it soak in, then slip soft manicure gloves on and let the mixture work its magic overnight. But hey, do check out the following remedies for brittle nails, too.

2. Tea Tree Oil And Vitamin E

A teaspoon of Tea Tree oil with a couple of drops of Vitamin E won’t only help you have stronger, healthier nails but will prevent nail fungus as well as successfully treat any existing infection. Rub it in as described above as often as you can and it won’t be long before you start seeing results

3. Massage

Well here’s an easy, cost-effective remedy for brittle nails! Seriously, all you need is a bit of patience, a desire to spend a few short minutes of your day doing something good for yourself and a small amount of moisturizing cream, nail cream or vegetable oil of choice. Apply the chosen product on each nail, massaging gently and thoroughly all the way. The product will add moisture and soften your cuticles while a massage improves blood circulation, making your nails stronger, healthier and even longer in the long run.

4. Sea Salt Treatment

Speaking about interesting home remedies for nails – here’s a fun soak that will help you transform your weak brittle nails. Mix together two teaspoons of fine sea salt with 2 drops each of lemon juice or oil, frankincense oil, myrrh oil and wheat germ oil. Pour this mixture into a bowl of warm water, then soak your hands and keep them soaked for about 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat twice a week.

5. Vitamin E Oil Night Treatment

Vitamin E oil capsules or ampoules are a fantastic ingredient any savvy DIYer should have in her stash. Add it to your hair and skin care mixtures but don’t forget to use it on your nails too! A gentle, nightly massage with just a few drops of this oil will help improve the condition of your nails greatly, making them healthier with each use. Wear manicure gloves for better, faster results but have in mind that this is not a miraculous cure and that it takes some time to work