Nail health is very important to keep your nails looking
their best and free from infections or disease.
To ensure good nail health first start with an overall
good diet. A diet rich in calcium, iron, vitamin B and
potassium will help in keeping your nails strong and
healthy. Also drink plenty of water, your nails can split
and become weak without enough water.
Keeping your nails clean and dry will improve nail health.
Bacteria or other infections can start from the debris
and bacteria that collects under your nail or on your
Nail health during the summer months should not be ignored.
Nails can become brittle during the summer months while
you are enjoying the fun in the sun and swimming. Sun
and chlorine can make your nails brittle. Remember to
use moisturizer after swimming and use sunscreen on your
hands. Remember your nails are an extension of your body
and caring for your nails is just like the rest of your
Cutting your nails straight across instead of at an
angle is recommended. Never cut your
Hang nails and ingrown toenails can occur when you do
not cut your nails and cuticles properly.
Remembering to protect your nails is one way to enjoy
good nail health. Never bite your nails. This can cause
infection and damage to your nails and skin around your
nails. Nail biting is not good for your teeth.
Wearing gloves while working in the garden is one way
to make sure you have good nail health. Water is terrible
on your nails, wear gloves while washing dishes or washing
the car. Try to protect your nails from harmful chemicals
and harsh detergents.
Ways to spot nail health problems and ways to help prevent
or cure nail health problems.
If your nails have become deformed there are a lot of
different reasons that may cause this problem.
Iron deficiency will cause your nails to become spoon
shaped. Your nails may become
clubbed, swelling around the ends of your fingers and
sometimes your toes if you have a respiratory or heart
problem. If you have psoriasis your nails may
become pitted. As you get older you may notice that your
nails develop vertical ridges this is caused from the
mal absorption of Vitamins A, B complex and C, and also
calcium, magnesium, zinc and
other essential fatty acids.
Another nail health problem is discoloration. Reasons
for discolored nails can included Anaemia, which will
cause very pale nails, Liver Problems, nails turn kind
of whitish, Bacterial, your nails will have dark spots
in them that resemble splinters, and fungi infections,
your nails can turn whitish and soft or even crumble.
If you notice white spots are on your nails this can
be caused from a deficiency of zinc or Vitamin A.
Just remember to prevent any nail health problems protect
your nails and keep them clean.