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
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
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