We don’t really give a second thought to our nails. But they are more complicated than you think.
WHAT ARE THEY?
For example did you know that they are made out of the same stuff as your hair? They are both made of Kreatin just are put together in a different way. The best thing to keep your hair and nails in good nick is to have a rich varied diet of vitamins and minerals essential to help build strength. Kreatin is a protein, so plenty of antioxidant fruits and healthy oils and fats are key.
Nail biting is bad but I bet you wouldn’t of realised just how much! There are health risks such as skin infections that nail biting contributes too! Eww
You should always leave your nails time to breathe between manicures to keep them at their healthiest. Believe it or not, the tip of your finger is living tissue, and oxygen does go through that to the nail bed. When you smother the nail it has a harder time fighting off infections like the wart virus or a nail fungus.
The cuticle is there to seal moisture and environmental germs out of the body, which is why it’s very important not to pick at the cuticle or to let manicurists cut it off. It must be treated gently and left in place.