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Basic care for healthy nails



A good place to start is to eat a balanced diet - dietary deficiencies will slow or distort nail growth. A diet that’s rich in calcium, iron, potassium and vitamin B encourages the growth of strong and healthy nails. Avoid trimming your cuticles and don’t use plastic or acrylic nails (which can trap moisture and promote fungal growth). Keeping your nails clean and dry will improve nail health, as bacterial and fungal infections can start from debris that collects under your nail or on your cuticle, which can potentially lead to permanent damage.

Regularly trim your nails by cutting straight across. Fingernail biting can also trigger an infection, so whether your nibbling is a bad habit or a way to deal with stress, start looking for another healthier avenue for release! Wear gloves while working in the garden, doing dishes, car washing or when working with harsh detergents or chemicals. Afterwards, use a vitamin-enriched lotion to moisturize and nourish your hands. For your toenails, as much as possible, keep your feet dry and well ventilated. Underlying medical conditions can also cause nails to change. If you notice any unusual discoloration or changes in your nails, see your doctor.

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