Fugly nails

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Hot & Healthy -

it’s not only ner­vous nib­bling— stress alone can cause brit­tle nails, and ma­jor up­sets ( like a sep­a­ra­tion or death in the fam­ily) can trig­ger hor­i­zon­tal grooves called beau’s lines, says Whit­ney bowe, md, a der­ma­tol­o­gist in nyc.when you’re emo­tion­ally strained, the body shifts en­ergy away from the nail cells to higher pri­or­i­ties like ma­jor or­gans.

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a pro­tein- rich diet (lean meats, fish, eggs, dairy, lentils) is cru­cial for strong nails, says Dr. bowe. You can also im­prove nails by eat­ing omega-3 fatty acids and b vi­ta­mins, both found in salmon, av­o­cado, and nuts. For an ad­di­tional strength boost, ask your doc about genadur, a pre­scrip­tion nail lac­quer. to OC­TO­BER 2016

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