How To Fix Peeling Nails

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You may not realize it, but your hands make a huge impression and all the pretty polish in the world can’t hide peeling, brittle, unhealthy nails. According to a report by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, brittle nails that peel may affect as much as 20 percent of people.

Nails are made of keratin and small cells called onychocytes. The cells are extremely delicate and “10 times more absorbent than skin,” says Dana Stern, M.D., a New York City-based dermatologist.

The layers of nail fibers can become soft and flexible for several reasons, including exposure to water, harsh chemicals, changes in the weather and certain medical conditions. Here are some things to consider to fight and prevent peeling nails:

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