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Posted on Jun 4, 2015 |

Care for your Nails

Care for your Nails

Nails are covering tips for our fingers. Our nails are made of several layers of a protein called keratin, nails are formed at he edge of the nail under the skin called matrix. New kertain layers is formed  and the old layers are pushed out. as they come out they take on the familiar flattened, hardened form of the fingernail. Healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. They’re uniform in color and consistency and free of spots or discoloration.

Sometimes fingernails develop vertical ridges on the nail. Fingernails can also develop white lines or spots due to injury or calcium deficiency. Due to calcium deficiency nails become thin, break easily, shape out, there would be dark white spots on nails. Regualr calcium intake in the diet will help maitain healthy nails.

Not all nail conditions are normal, however. Consult your doctor or dermatologist if you notice:

  • Changes in nail color, such as discoloration of the entire nail or a dark streak under the nail
  • Changes in nail shape, such as curled nails
  • Thinning or thickening of the nails
  • Separation of the nail from the surrounding skin
  • Bleeding around the nails
  • Swelling or pain around the nails

Care for Nails

  • Keep the fingers dry & clena, if nails are in water for long time & continuously they can be splits in the nails.
  • Regularly trim them with a nail cutter.
  • If they are dry apply mosituriser regualrly.
  • Avoid direct contact with harmful chemicals, they tend to change the colour or nails break out.