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Having healthy fingernails doesn’t mean visiting your nail expert every month to get a manicure done.
Healthy nails are smooth, with no grooves or pits. They're free of spots or discoloration. Also, they are uniform in consistency and color.
Nails are composed of laminated layers of a protein known as keratin. Your nails grow from the area at the base of the nail under your cuticle.
With aging, nails may develop vertical ridges or become more brittle. This is harmless.
Your nails can also develop white lines or spots due to injury, but these eventually grow out with the nail.
To keep your nails looking their best:
Consult your doctor if you notice the following:
Dark streaks under the nail
Discoloration of the entire nail or any other changes in nail color
Changes in nail shape
Thickening or thinning of the nails
The nail separates from the surrounding skin
Bleeding, swelling or pain around the nails
Nails that do not grow out
You should take care of your nails and fix any problems once they show up and consult your doctor when necessary. Log your information with the MIA app to get top insights about your health.