One of the letters of introduction that we have on many occasions are our hands, through them we can express ourselves and have contact with everything that surrounds us. In addition to this, our hands and especially our nails speak a lot about our habits and even about our health, so it is important to pay special attention to nail care so that they are a good reflection of us.

Well, nails are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin. The parts of the nail are the matrix, the cuticle, the lunula, the nail plate and the nail bed and its appearance is a reflection of our health and our personality.

The function of the nails is to protect the fingertips of the hands and they are of vital importance to help us pick up objects more easily.

Your nails can reveal many things about your health, you should be aware if your nails suffer from discoloration as they can indicate various conditions, so it is best to see a doctor if you notice it.

If they take on a yellowish hue, they can reveal diabetes, liver problems, or a fungus. If you have white spots it is an alert that you are cutting your cuticle too much, a blue coloration can indicate oxygenation problems or poor blood circulation.

Brittle nails are associated with poor health problems. When they present furrows, they can indicate a lack of vitamin B. The lack of proteins, folic acid and vitamin C, produce the so-called hangnails, which are small pieces of skin that rise around the nails.

Bitten nails indicate that you are a very restless person, that you have no control and your discipline is very poor. It also means that you have a great imagination and are a very creative person.

On the other hand, as we mentioned before, the hands are the reflection of your personality, they are part of your image, for this reason you must take care of them correctly, remember that the nails and hands cannot be hidden and are one of the parts of the body that other people observe the most. Well-groomed and clean nails are synonymous with care and neatness.

Likewise, impurities from daily work are lodged in the nails, for this reason it is vital to have correct hygiene measures. It is important that residues are removed from them and that they are permanently hydrated. If you have dirty, neglected, bitten, cracked or worn nails, it will make a bad impression, so it is important that they are fixed, not necessarily painted, but clean, cut and filed.

In order for your nails to be in perfect condition, you must follow the following recommendations:

  • You should not bite your nails or cuticles.
  • Protect your nails from soaps and chemical agents by wearing gloves.
  • Cut your nails straight, only after bathing, although it is preferable to file them carefully.
  • Wash your nails, at least once a day, with cold water.
  • Clean nails using a brush and water.
  • Apply moisturizing cream by massaging fingers to the tip.
  • Avoid the use of alcohol or ketones as this dries out the nails, preferring non-abrasive polish removers.
  • As for the cuticles, it is best to push them with an orange stick and avoid cutting them.

Keep in mind that perfect nails are the best accessory.