Your Fingernails Reveal Inner Health at Your Fingertips

Your Fingernails Reveal Inner Health at Your Fingertips

Your fingernails reveal a lot about your health—inside and outside of your body.

Hands On

If you want your hands and nails to look lovely, a manicure may enhance, but it won’t cure the root cause of nail challenges. Polished nails can also be an attractive cosmetic, especially if you’re trying to hide ridges, chips, or discoloration.

Keep in mind, however, many FDA approved products can still be harmful. More than several polishes and acetone-based removers strip nails and cause them to be brittle. Topically, chemical products will harm your nails.

What’s going on inside of your body will also show up on your fingernails. And these signs may prove to be more worthy to observe and take note.

Nail Revelations

Certain conditions in overall health may be demonstrated in the condition of one’s fingernails. Here are some possible clues and insights worth examining. If you have:

– YELLOW NAILS. Chances are it’s a fungal infection. Take care before it gets worse; nails could thicken and then crumble. A worst-case scenario might be a sign of diabetes, lung or thyroid disease.

– PALE NAILS. You could be anemic or malnourished. Serious concerns would be liver disease or congestive heart failure.

– WHITE NAILS with DARK RIMS. This could be a sign of liver problems. Could be hepatitis.

– BLUE NAILS. Your body may be oxygen deprived. It may be a lung or circulatory disorder.

– RIPPLED NAILS. Ripples, pits, or indents may be signs of inflammation in the body. The skin under the nail may also seem reddish-brown.

– SPLIT/CRACKED NAILS. This is more likely a hormonal imbalance. Could be linked to thyroid disease.

Many doctors in the know often check fingernails during a routine check-up. The above information can be warnings, but shouldn’t be used as a checklist for alarm.

Diet Rules

How you nourish your body will be reflected inside and out.

Fingernail and toenail health are augmented by consuming Biotin (a vitamin-B family member.) Supplements are available, but foods such as eggs and almonds are rich in Biotin. This vitamin should help prevent nail breaks and splits and promote thickness.

MSM is another nutrient associated with healthy nails. You can consume this supplement naturally by eating garlic, onions, kale, wheat germ, and more.

Silica is another nail booster found organically in a long list of different foods including: leeks, strawberries, oatmeal, spinach, mangos, bananas, and even beer, among others.

Painted Nail Beauty Tips

Shaping of the nails (manicure styles) change every so often. Oval-to-pointy happens to be trendier than the more square style of the late past.

Matte-finish nails have risen in popularity, too. Reddish-maroon colors, for the fall, are in, as well as deep-toned purples. Grey has been trending, but now fashion connoisseurs are adding a hint of blue for added interest.

Ombre coloring, like the hairstyle, (dark at the roots, varying to light at the tips) looks great on longer nails.

Whether you prefer your nails colored or au natural, it’s important that they are healthy. And that comes from the inside out. Just like your beautiful persona. Here’s to your complete overall health and beauty!

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