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Posted by Marti
on November 13, 2000 at 20:36:24:
In Reply to: fingernail problems posted by carolyn dunlop on November 13, 2000 at 19:34:33:
: What causes an 80 year old female to have dry brittle,cracking and splitting nails.?
Just that -- it's all about 'age'! Our fingernails 'mature' at about 15 years of age, after that, it's all downhill. The nail bed transmits a constant tidal flow of oils and moisute up through the nail plate layers. The oil and moisture acts as the 'cement' to hold the nail plate layerd together. As we age, this 'tidal flow' diminishes to a drop or two; not nearly enough to prevent splitting, cracking and peeling. This is a very easy problem to solve! Go to a Sally Beauty Supply (nationwide) and purchase a bottle of Botanical Oil. This oil contains Jojoba, Vitamin E, Rice Bran Oil, Camomile Oil and Passion Fruit Oil. Jobjoba oil has the tiniest molecule that can penetrate the nail palte layers and draw the other larger moleculed oils in after it. Vitamin E is an anti-aging oil that will work to prevent the production of free-radicals that contribute to the aging process. The other oils will condition and moisturize the nail plate layers. This will help to 'heal' the splitting, cracking and breaking and also will help to lessen vertical ridges; it will help return your nails to a more 'flexible' condition. In other words, it will give you back some of your youthful 'nail health.'::))
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