• Nail Care

    Fingernails: Do’s and don’ts for healthy nails

    Are you taking good care of your nails? Here’s what you need to know to keep your fingernails in tiptop shape. Take a close look at your fingernails. Are they strong and healthy looking? Or do you see ridges, dents, or areas of unusual color or shape? Many less than desirable nail conditions can be avoided through proper fingernail care. Others might indicate an underlying condition that needs attention. Fingernails: What’s normal, what’s not Your fingernails — composed of laminated layers of a protein called keratin — grow from the area at the base of the nail under your cuticle. Healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. They’re uniform…