3. Brittle nails
Fragile nails are not healthy nails because they only occur when you are lacking in vitamin B. You should not be able to exfoliate your nails, so be sure that you are eating a proper diet full of the necessary vitamins.
4. Skin flakes
If the skin around your nails begins to peel, you might be dehydrated. Flaky skin can also be a sign of a deficiency in folic acid. You should try to drink 64 ounces of water each day and add healthy grains to your diet. Flaky cuticles can be avoided when you eat foods like rice, oranges, nuts and seeds, leafy green veggies, and healthy cereals.
5. Nail deformities
If your nails are anything but healthy and straight, you might have one of a few problems. Deformed nails are often a sign of a fungal infection or a deficiency in vitamin C. Fortunately, vitamin C is easy to ingest in citrus foods like oranges. You can also talk to your health care provider about fighting fungal infections, but there are many over-the-counter and prescription remedies to fight the problem.
Getting your vitamins is important to keep your entire body functioning properly. When you notice anything, even in something so innocuous as your finger nails, pay attention and talk to your health care provider as soon as possible.