Technique Tuesday: Tips for Healthy Nails

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While nails can be a canvas for self-expression, they’re also an indicator of our overall health. Take a few minutes to make sure your nails are getting the proper care they deserve.

Phoebe Rich, a board-certified dermatologist and professor of dermatology at Oregon Health Science University, shares a few tips in this video for how to keep nails looking healthy.

Tips include:

  • Keep nails shaped and free of snags by filing them with an emery board.
  • Don’t use your nails as tools.
  • Trim your toenails regularly.
  • When your toenails are thick and difficult to cut, soak your feet in warm salt water.
  • Avoid “digging out” ingrown toenails.
  • Wear shoes that fit properly.
  • Wear flip flops at the pool and in public showers.

*This video was originally posted to the American Academy of Dermatology’s website and YouTube channel.

 

 

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