For the past few years I’ve been complaining about my skin and my nails, and I’ve spent more time and money than I care to count trying different products to combat my weak, peeling nails and dry, rough skin. In fact, the history of my quest for healthier hair, skin and nails is well documented in the archives here at Chic Critique.
I’ve complained to my mom over the past few years, and she always told me to consider my diet. She pointed out that what you put IN your body is even more important than what you put ON it, and your skin and nails (and hair) are usually the first to show signs of malnutrition. It’s not that I didn’t believe that, but I thought I had a decent diet and I could never remember to take a multi-vitamin. So I kept trying products, hoping to find a miracle cure, and put my mom’s admonitions in the back of my mind.
Then I began researching whole foods, and I discovered the benefits of Cod Liver Oil. I decided to try it, hoping that it would help my mood and to prevent osteoporosis, which runs in my family. To be sure I would take it consistently, I put it with my thyroid and gastritis meds in one of those weekly medication organizers like my grandma always used.
My moods actually HAVE been better, but the real surprise came in my nails and skin. My nails are suddenly growing like weeds, and they’ve stopped splitting for the most part. My skin is looking better too. I can’t think of anything else that I’m doing that would make such a dramatic difference.
Perhaps when Old Man Winter comes to town and the dry chilly air takes its toll on my body (and my moods), I’ll have to eat my words. But for now, I’m taking my Cod Liver Oil religiously. I’d love to know if anyone else has tried it with such remarkable results.