Your nails might not be the first place you look to for signs that you’re killing it at this life thing, but unexpectedly, you can tell a lot about your health from your nails.
What do healthy nails look like, however? First, “ normal” fingernails should have white tips with a smooth finish and subtle shine, Dana Stern, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical School, tells Tone. Your nail beds should be meat-colored, meaning they dispose of pink, tan, or brownish. “ Cuticles are complete and well moisturized,” Dr. Stern adds. “ Hangnails are absent.”
Still, shape, or structure starts to look a bit odd for reasons beyond normal wear — say-so, If your nail color. Stern says. Then are the most common nail problems that potentially gesture commodity that’s further than skin-deep, according to dermatologists.