Nail health

  • Five Tips to Protect Your Tips from the Cold

    1. Going outside without gloves on really hurts your nails. The quick change in temperature from warm inside to freezing outside causes your nails to become brittle and break, especially if they’re being overexposed to water and detergents. Make sure you always leave with a pair of gloves!

  • A Real Nail-Biter

    Sigmund Freud considered nail biting a sign of oral fixation. But aside from messing up your psyche, is gnawing your nails really that bad for you? Yes, says Elizabeth K. Hale, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University. “Not only can you transmit viruses between your mouth and hands, but if you break the skin, it’s more prone to infection.”

    By Vicky Uhland