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7 Things You Never Knew About Your Nails
Nails are considered girl’s one of the best beauty accessories. However, most girls tend to take nails for granted. According to Jessica Krant, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, founder of Art of Dermatology and an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City,
"The nail plate (hard part of the nail) grows out from the matrix (the root) in a shape something like an ocean wave, the white portion of the nail at the base (most easily visible at the thumbs) is called the lunula (little moon). This is the end of the matrix showing."
Nevertheless, the manicure, broken fingernail or stubbed toe, are essential choruses but still our beauty experts have fine tips for you to make your nails more beautiful and charming to tell you in more detail about certain important things you never knew about your nails.
Cuticles Are There for a Reason:
Removing your cuticles is no good as they actually protect your fingers from any type of infection. This notion is also backed by dermatologist Jessica Krant, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. According to her, clipping or picking cuticle could open the shielding block and permits moistness and bacteria into the body.
Nails and Hair Are Made of Similar Components:
This is true that like hair, nails are too made of similar components called keratin. Nails have thin layer of keratin and most importantly, most of the surface of our body especially palms and soles has small thin layers of keratin. Kerith E. Spicknall, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine has also studied human hair and nails thoroughly and concluded that we should equally give importance to hair and nail to remain subtle and attractive.
Nails Grow Faster on Your Dominant Hand:
According to Adrienne Blanks, a licensed nail technician and creator of the eco-friendly nail polish line, that our nails grow faster on our dominant hand. For instance, if you are right-handed, it is believed that your right hand’s nails grow faster than left hand.
They Also Grow Faster in Warmer Climates:
People living in different parts with higher temps incline to have nails that develop and grow faster as compare to low temperatures. Shel Pink, founder of the company SpaRitual, also indorses this opinion and approved that nails also grow faster in warmer climates.
Trips to the Salon Can Damage Your Nails:
Too often manicure and pedicure could damage your nails. According to Spicknall, when pastes and punitive substances and chemicals are used in acrylic and gel polishes, it could strip coatings off of the nails leaving them fragile.
Your Nails Can Tip You Off to Other Health Issues:
Believe it or not, changed nails shape, color, thickness could be a sign of some inner or outer body problems. Christy Rose, owner of the bath and body company KBShimmer, says, that always keep an eye on your health by keeping an eye on your nails.
What You Eat Can Impact How Your Nails Look:
Usually nails grow two or three millimeters a month and this also denotes that your particular eating habits are directly related with the outlook of your nails. Christy Rose also recommends that boosting keratin production by adopting a good diet plan is very necessary for healthy nails.