I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND:  HANDS & NAILS
Damage Control

Hang nail: Gosh, I hate this name. Itís so misleading. It has nothing to do with your nail!
This is a sliver of skin that partially breaks from the cuticle and is ugly. These occur when
you donít pamper your hands. Repair this by softening the cuticle for one week:  
massage a cuticle cream into the skin and push back with an orange stick.

Pitted nails:
This is a symptom of poor nutrition or it can indicate psoriasis. Smokers often have
pitted nails. Eat more vegetables and see your doctor.

Ridges:
If ridges appear at the base of the nail and move outward, your manicure may be too
rough and you could have a damaged nail bed. Be more gentle and the ridge will grow
out. If you donít have manicures, the ridges can indicate anemia. See our doctor.

Pale nail bed:
You probably have anemia. Eat more spinach and see your doctor.

White spots:
This can be a bruise from a too vigorous cuticle maintenance, or it could indicate poor
nutrition. Eat more vegetables and see your doctor.

Peeling nails:
You could be using too much antibacterial soap. Use an oil-rich soap, like Camay, and
moisturize.

Paper cuts:
Dab some petroleum jelly to ease the sting

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