Fingernails - What do they say about You?
If SOMEONE asked you, "May I have a look at your nails?" how would you react.
Would you gladly show your well-kept nails, or would you immediately hide
your hands behind your back or in your pocket? You may have good reason to
hide your nails. Maybe they just do not look nice, or perhaps you are a nail
Many say the appearance of or nails show how we feel about ourselves, and
healthy natural nails express the extent we will go to show that very fact.
Beautiful Natural Nails can be achieved in as short as eight (8) weeks! How?
Since the nail grows from the matrix, proper care of this part of the nail is
essential. Stimulating the matrix by regular massaging with the Cuticle Therapy
Stick from Gro-Nails Naturally that contains: Tea Tree Oil, Evening Primrose
Oil, Safflower Oil, Sunflower Oil, Vitamin E Oil & Almond Oil daily can benefit
the nail plate. In addition, spreading the oil under the free edge of the nail can
also be helpful, as it keeps the nail from drying out.
The way you file or cut your nails can make them strong or weak. It is
recommended that you file your nail from the side to side using Gro-Nails
Micron Crystal File. Keep in mind that in using the file, it seals your nail tips to
limit moisture and bacteria from entering the nail tip. For strong short nails
(also know as runway nails) it is recommended that you let your nails grow
straight out to about 1/16 inch (1.5mm) at the sides and file a round shape
that follows the contour of the fingertip.
Some might like to have their nails a little longer but use some caution. Nails
that are too long might attract undue attention as well as stop you from doing
ordinary work. Proper attention will make your nails an asset and make a good
impression on others.
You can also use Gro Nails Naturally "Strong & Healthy" to make the nail plate
hard without the use of Formaldhyde or Toulene. Their Nice & White makes an
exceptional addition in order to create that instant American/French Manicure
that dries in sixty (60) seconds.
In order to stop the biting of nails and cuticles, use the STOP BITE product that
will allow the nails to grow without makeing you ill.
What also definitely helps to keep your nails strong and flexible, though, is
water. Nails contain keratin. These keratin strands need water to be flexible.
An example: "ALTHOUGH A PIECE OF YOUR NAIL MAY BE FLEXIBLE WHEN YOU
FIRST CUT IT, THE SAME NAIL CLIPPING WILL BE VERY BRITTLE WHEN IT HAS
DRIED OVERNIGHT." Moisture will keep your nails flexible and strong. But
where does this moisture come from? The nail plate appears solid, but it is
permeable. Moisture from the nail bed moves upward through the nail plate to
its surface, where it evaporates. What can be done to prevent the nails from
drying out and keep your nails strong? Experts say: "DAILY TREATMENT WITH --
Beautiful Nails "NATURALLY" Cuticle Therapy.
Not to be overlooked is the aesthetic significance of the nails. Our nails may
reflect good-or poor- grooming habits. They play an important role in ordinary
gestures, and if well kept, they may beautify our hands. Without them, we
would be hampered in our daily life, and our hands would look incomplete.
When taking the nail class offered by Gro-Nails Natural they explained the
At first glance you may think of the nail as just one piece, the nail plate. You
might therefore be surprised to learn that nails may be considered to have a
number of major visible parts as well as some that you cannot see. Take a
close look at your nail structure.
NAIL PLATE - This hard structure we normally refer to as the nail. The nail
plate consists of two layers, the upper and lower. The cells in these two parts
are arranged differently and grow at different speeds. The upper surface is
smooth, while the inner surface has parallel crests that correspond to ridges on
the nail bed. These ridges are unique in each individual and may serve as a
means of identification.
LUNULE - The half-moon shaped whitish part at the base of the nail plate.
Not all fingers have a visible lunule. The nail grows from a small area of living
tissue at the base of the nail plate, called the matrix. This is the most vital
part of the nail unit. The lunule is the end of the nail matrix and, as such, the
visible part of the living nail. The rest of the nail plate is composed of dead
NAIL FOLDS, PROXIMAL AND LATERAL - This is the skin surrounding
the nail plate. This skin is called the nail fold because it does not end at the
nail plate but folds under an covers the emerging nail plate. These skin folds
protect and support the surrounding areas of the nail.
EPONYCHIUM - The is the tiny strip of skin fold that appears to end at the
base of the nail plate. This is also at times referred to as the cuticle.
CUTICLE - The true cuticle is a tiny extension underneath the eponychium.
It is a colorless layer of the shed skin that adheres to the surface of the dorsal
FREE EDGE - The part of the nail plate that grows beyond the fingertip.
HYPONYCHIUM - This is found underneath the free edge of the nail, this
tissue forms a watertight seal that protects the nail bed from infection.