Glamour – Dr. Gary Goldenberg: "Nails Need a Little TLC After Too Many Gel Manicures? Here's How to Nurse Them Back to Health"
There's a lot of good stuff to say about gel manicures, but if you get too many of them in a row, they can leave your nails dry, brittle, and generally a mess.
According to Gary Goldenberg, MD, an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, taking a biotin supplement might make things go a little smoother—biotin is a key element in building healthy nails, so it'll help as they grow out. As for topical treatments, if the situation is urgent, your dermatologist can prescribe Gunadur Nail Lacquer, a brush-on treatment that showed a 90 percent improvement in nail fragility after 14 days in a study. Learn more