Nail care

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Take a close look at your nails. Are they strong and healthy looking? Or do you see ridges, dents, or areas of unusual color or shape? Proper nail care is important, whether your nails are healthy or in need of special attention. Consider nail care tips, including how to keep your nails clean and trimmed and why moisturizing your nails can be helpful.

If you rely on manicures to keep your nails looking good, know what to expect from your nail care technician. If you have weak or brittle nails, understand the do's and don'ts of various nail care products. If you tend to bite your nails, think about what fuels the behavior.

Remember, basic steps can go a long way toward keeping your nails healthy.

Nov. 29, 2016