Nail health

Did you know that the condition of your nails and cuticles is very much about the state of your health, so it is not good to have your nails always worn. Nail polish looks nice, but it can sometimes hide the right state of your health so it might be a good idea to take a break between varnishes at times. Below, we bring you the nails to identify some of the diseases.

People who have problems with yellow nails are usually those who too often polish their nails, and because of the constant application of light nails, they turn yellow. The nail yellow can be removed after only a few days of nail polish application. But if the yellow color on your nails does not diminish even after a week, you probably have some fungal infection.

People who have problems with nails that shoot, means that they lack iron in the body. If you lack iron, you should eat as many eggs and green vegetables as possible.


Blue nails can be a sign of oxygen deficiency in the body, so if you have blue nails, tell your doctor immediately. The moment you notice the blue nails, get out into the fresh air immediately and breathe deeply.

Healthy nails are straight, without humps and cracks, and are light pink in color, with no discoloration. But if you notice excessive cracking, flaking, white dots or yellow marks on the corner, it would be a good idea to have a blood test done to determine your health.

Keeping your hands under water or in dry air is likely to cause peeling of the nail. You can prevent these problems by applying nail polish, but as it is not good to have nail polish all the time, treat your nails with moisturizing creams and oils during breaks, and it is best to apply natural olive oil to your nails, which will best nourish them.

Humpback nails occur as a result of aging, and if you are too young to have such signs, you are very likely to be stressed, which can also be a cause of these problems.

Author: A.Z., Photo: Valua Vitaly / Shutterstock

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