Layering, brittle nails spoil the mood. “Calcium is not enough” – you can hear in response to their complaints to friends. Is the lack of this or that element so pronounced or does the fragility of the nails have other causes? “Problems with nails can be caused by various factors, including the lack of trace elements. Although often the cause of the violation is banal – insufficient care, work with detergents without gloves, irregular use of cream, – says Irina Kochergina, director of the manicure studio Stylish. “But even more often the fragility of the nails, accompanied by hair loss and poor skin condition, suggests that you need to go not to the cosmetologist, but to the doctor – it’s already about some internal diseases.” What do doctors say about this? “The lack of certain trace elements does affect the condition of the skin, hair and nails, – Olga Vylegzhanina, a dermatologist of the highest category, “Clinic of Professor Pasman” is sure. – Any violations in the body – a disease, a lack of those or other necessary substances – affects primarily the condition of the skin appendages. It is possible to combat this problem by taking multivitamin complexes designed to improve the condition of hair, nails, and skin. “
But they must be applied with the mind, carefully reading the instructions or following the prescriptions of the doctor. According to the dermatologist, the complexes are divided into medicines and nutritional supplements. The latter we assign ourselves, they are widely advertised, but their action is not guaranteed. Medical products are prescribed by specialists or, having reliable information about the testimony, you can start applying them yourself. Olga Vylegzhanina recommends such complexes as the special “Merz” dragee (60 tablets – 320 rubles), “Perfectil” (30 tablets – 380 rubles), “Pantovigar” (90 tablets – 950 rubles). The first two can theoretically be used on their own, the latter is recommended by the doctor if there are serious injuries such as excessive hair loss, deep problems with nails and skin.
The peculiarity of using vitamin complexes for hair, skin and nails is that they need to drink at least 3 months, and preferably half a year, to accumulate the necessary substances in the body, and they would begin to act.
What should necessarily be present in the complexes? Vitamins, which are the main responsibility for beauty, are vitamin A and vitamin E. Vitamin A is needed to maintain skin health, and vitamin E preserves its youth. In addition to vitamin complexes, the necessary vitamins can be found in foods. So, vitamin A is abundant in fish oil, spinach, liver, kidneys, brightly colored and dark green vegetables and fruits. Vitamin E can be obtained if you regularly eat egg yolks, vegetable oil, nuts and wheat grains. Of the trace elements for hair, nails and skin are important zinc, selenium, copper and iron. The trichologist Anna Baranova advises to closely monitor the presence of these objects in the Mendeleyev table as part of vitamin complexes, or they should be added to the diet separately.
What is worth remembering when taking vitamin complexes? The fact that some vitamins and trace elements do not get along well with each other.