You probably don’t pay attention to your fingernails unless it’s time to switch colour or design. But you should, because they’re pretty good indicators of your wellbeing.
“Your nail colour, texture, growth and shape all represent a change in your body,” says Helen Lim, General Manager of Vedure MediBoutique.
“Changes like pitting, strips of colour, and vertical or horizontal ridges are all a cause for concern. Never ignore what your body is trying to tell you through your nails.”
“If your nails start looking different from normal, you may wish to visit a dermatologist to find out more,” she advises. While it’s best to go to the doctor for a proper diagnosis, examining your nails from time to time can give you the early warning signs you need to take that step. So be sure to give them a good look-over the next time they’re bare.
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