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Everything to know about nails | Nail salon 62704

1. Everything to know about nails 

The essential components of the nail are keratin, water, and calcium, and iron lipids. Nail Growth: Nails grow all the time, but their rate of growth slows down with age and poor circulation. Fingernails grow faster than toenails at a rate of 3mm per month

2. What do I need to know about nails?

Fingernails grow an average of 3.5 millimeters per month. ... White spots on your nails don't indicate a calcium deficiency. ... Nails are made out of the same stuff as hair. ... Men's nails grow faster than women's nails. ... Nails are what separate the primates from mammals. ... Nail biting is called onychophagia.

3. What foods make your nails grow?

Plenty of nutrients in food can help your nails, taking them from dry and brittle to healthy and strong. Foods that can improve your nails include fruits, lean meats, salmon, leafy greens, beans, eggs, nuts, and whole grains

4. What causes nails to grow?

Nails start in the nail root, hidden under the cuticle. When cells at the root of the nail grow, the new nail cells push out the old nail cells. These old cells flatten and harden, thanks to keratin, a protein made by these cells. The newly formed nail then slides along the nail bed, the flat surface under your nails.

5. How fast do nails grow?

In humans, nails grow at an average rate of 3 mm (0.12 in) a month. Fingernails require three to six months to regrow completely, and toenails require twelve to eighteen months. The actual growth rate is dependent upon age, sex, season, exercise level, diet, and hereditary factors.

6. What do healthy nails look like?

Healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. They're uniform in color and consistency and free of spots or discoloration. Sometimes fingernails develop harmless vertical ridges that run from the cuticle to the tip of the nail.

7. How do you get healthy nails?

A Dozen Tips for More Beautiful Nails Don't cut or manipulate cuticles. ... Use nail hardeners sparingly -- or not at all. ... Moisturize the nail bed and the cuticle. ... Take biotin supplements. ... Limit professional manicures. ... Avoid acetone-based polish removers. ... Avoid rough emery boards. ... Don't overdo hand washing and limit contact with cleaning chemicals.

8. What is good for your nails?

Try Biotin As long as you eat a healthy, varied diet, you don't need any dietary supplements to guarantee strong nails. But, says Dr. Kleinsmith, people with weak nails may benefit from supplemental biotin, a B vitamin. "Biotin is helpful for strengthening and growing our nails

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