Some Interesting Points About Nails

  • White Spots on the Nails
    If you have white spots appearing on your nails, they are more than likely, the result of a trauma to the nail and are very common. Occasionally they may indicate a zinc deficiency or in some cases they can also indicate liver or kidney disease. In most cases, you simply injured the nail and it will disappear as the nail grows out.
  • How to Do a French Manicure
    Paint the naturally white tip of the nail with an opaque white or beige polish. In traditional French manicures, this white strip is straight across the nail, however, if you let the polish curve with your natural nail, your nails will appear longer
  • Color of Your Nails
    Did you know that the color of your nails can indicate health problems? If your nails are:
    -half pink and half white... it could indicate kidney failure
    -yellow... could point to diabetes, fungal infection or even heart disease
    -black flecks... an injury to the nail or a blood clotting disorder
    -black or blue spots... an injury to the nail
    -green... fungal or bacterial infection
    -white... anemia
    -white spots... trauma to the nail bed
    -Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a new tip!!
  • Oil Those Nails
    Nails take quite a beating all winter long so here is a little tip for keeping them at their best. Every few days, brush them with cuticle/ nail oil. There are several on the market today and some are even scented.
  • Nail Growth and Diet
    Nail Growth TipThe speed of nail growth is increased if you enjoy a healthy diet. It's a proven fact. Illness however, can slow it down.
    I'm including some foods that can easily be worked into your diet.
    -An egg salad sandwich that has lots of spinach in place of lettuce and just a little salad dressing.
    -A veggie salad complete with dressing that contains lots of chopped garlic.
    -A wholesome cereal (not the sugary stuff, sorry) along with two slices of whole wheat toast with natural peanut butter. Did you know that there are peanut butters on the market with no added sugar or salt!
    -An omelette with cheese and tomatoes.
    -Grilled chicken on a whole wheat bun.

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