Nuvail Blog

Why Are My Nails Splitting?

Every now and then it’s common to experience a split, broken or ripped nail - or even a bruised nail - caused by some sort of trauma. In many cases, though, the damage is minor and will heal on its own1. However, if nail splitting becomes an ongoing issue for you, you...

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What are Fingernails Made of?

Chances are, you look at or use your fingernails on a daily basis. However, how much do you actually know about your nails? Below are some fun facts about the anatomy of your fingernails: What Are My Nails Made of? 1 Nail plate - the top, visible portion Nail bed -...

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Tips For Dealing With Ingrown Fingernails

Even though ingrown fingernails occur less frequently than ingrown toenails, ingrown fingernails can be just as painful — and can become infected if not treated properly1. What causes ingrown fingernails? Ingrown fingernails occur when the edge of a fingernail grows...

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Is it Possible to Wash Your Hands Too Much?

How often do you wash your hands — daily, hourly, or more? Did you know that it's possible to over wash your hands1? It's true! While washing your hands is a great way to help get rid of germs and maintain good hygiene, it's important to remember that every time you...

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Hand & Nail Care Tips for Men

Maintaining perfect nail and hand health isn’t always top-of-mind for men. However, maintaining healthy hands and nails is as important for men as it is for women. The good news is that - with a few simple steps, and the right products - men can start to have...

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How to Keep Your Nails Healthy at the Beach

With Spring Break and summer rapidly approaching, many Americans have beach vacations on their mind. When preparing for a vacation to a warm, tropical / beach environment, you want your fingernails and toenails to look their best. However, spending prolonged time in...

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What is Nail Fungus?

Nail fungus – also called onychomycosis (on-ih-koh-my-KOH-sis) and tinea unguium – is a common medical condition that impacts fingernails and toenails. Nail fungus typically begins as a yellow or white spot underneath the tip of a fingernail or toenail, which then...

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Tips for Strengthening Your Nails

Maintaining strong fingernails and toenails may not seem like a top priority to most people, but doing so is important to a person’s overall health. In addition to strengthening your nails and keeping them looking their best, proper care and maintenance can help...

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How to Protect Your Nails During Your Next Ski Trip

As the temperatures drop and snow starts falling around the country, skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts turn their attention to the mountains. And while most people are well aware of the dangers and health risks posed by gliding down snow-covered mountains at high...

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How to Deal with Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when the corner or side of the toenail grows into the soft flesh surrounding it. Ingrown toenails are very common, and most commonly affect the big toe. An ingrown toenail can be extremely painful, and can result in redness, swelling, pain and...

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