Did You Know? All About Nails

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There’s a reason your nails look so great in the summer—they’re growing faster! The nails on your dominant hand also grow faster than on your non-dominant appendage.*

Scroll down to discover the truth behind those white spots you sometimes get on your nails and to learn why nails-on-a-chalkboard is one of the most-hated noises! nails

  • Onychopagia is the term for persistent, chronic nail biting.
  • Your nails need to breathe- literally. It’s important to go polish-free occasionally to allow the nails to better fight infection and to prevent them from becoming too dry.
  • White spots on your nails don’t necessarily indicate that you are suffering from a calcium deficiency. Mom might be wrong—white spots on the nails are typically harmless and don’t signify anything in particular.
  • The sound of nails on a chalkboard is incredibly unpleasant for most of us. But why? Anatomy works against us in this case: our ear canals are shaped in such a way that they naturally amplify noises that hit at this particular frequency.
  • Your cuticles serve a real purpose: they help seal in moisture and keep nasty things from the environment (like bacteria) out of the body.
  • The younger you are, the faster your nails will grow. Nail growth speeds up during pregnancy as well.
  • The Ancient Egyptians loved a good manicure. Well, the upper classes did, with the darkest nail colors reserved for the most elite.
  • Your toenails grow a lot more slowly than your fingernails, which definitely explains why it’s so much easier to maintain a pedicure than a manicure!


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*The nail on your middle finger grows faster than any other, but we felt it was impolite to include this fun fact on the blog! 

Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.

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