Whether it is fingernails or toenails, nail is dead tissue (can we say tissue?) as there is no nerve ending in a nail. But these are made up of a protein known as keratin. Interesting this dead part grows at the rate of about 2.5 to 3 millimeters in a months’ time and to grow to a full size a time of about 5-6 months is needed. Toenails although require one to one and half years of time for full growth and development. It should be understood that nail growth is linked to general health of an individual, season, heredity as well as exercise. It indeed would be surprising to note that a person’s health used to be ascertained in the earlier days with a look at his nails. A discolored, thickened, brittle nail indicate that the person is suffering from major illness.
Even today, when a diabetes patient walks into a physician’s room, More…he first gives a look at his nails to make sure all is well with his blood sugars and that is the impression a nail can give about your health or anything thereof! Truly reflecting your health. Therefore, one cannot ignore these no-silly no-nerve-ending horn-like structures and take a good care of them.
And here are some handy tips on how to improve your nail health in the quick possible way:
Ensure that the nails are trimmed regularly and kept clean to see that there’s no infection or so multiplying. More importantly, the nailgear equipment (used for pedicuring and manicuring purposes) need to be kept thoroughly clean as well as ensure proper sterilization of the same because they are a great source of infection at salons.
Ensure to wear clean socks all the time and take proper care to wash toes even while taking a shower. Avoiding tight clothing to feet always is healthy and the feet get room to breathe well.
Here comes the dirty nail biting habit should be forbidden forever. It not only gives a very bad impression of you but also contributes to bad look as well as health of your nails. It even results in deformed nails for the damage that is caused to the cuticle of the nail.
Peeling off nail enamel by inappropriate ways such as scraping results in damage to the protective surface of a nail.
Give time to pampering your nails as well with a moisturizing cream. It softens the nails and gives a turgid and healthy look to them.
Having known these simple tips, you now know that you can even sport great nails that speak a great deal of your persona. So go ahead displaying those healthy horns and be in vogue!