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Interesting Facts About Nails

Sometimes it seems that nails are just a beautiful accessory, the shape, color and pattern of which can be changed as often as our mood changes. Only when faced with serious nail problems we see how much they mean to us. Here are some interesting facts about nails:

  • On average, the fingernails grow by 3.5 millimeters per month, and toes by 1.6 millimeters per month.

  • Right-handed people's right hand nails grow faster and left-handed left hand ones grow faster.

  • The myth that white spots on the nails appear due to calcium and zinc deficiencies. The most common cause of their occurrence is a damage to the nail plate.

  • Nails consist the same material as hair - keratin, so a special diet that strengthens the hair will strengthen the nails as well.

  • Male nails grow faster than females.

  • Nail biting is a mental disorder. It can be a sign of anxiety or stress.

  • Changed nails warn of a worsening state of health. White nails – liver problems, reddened – heart or kidney diseases, pampered – lung diseases.

  • Nails grow faster in summer than in winter.

  • Constant anxiety and tension can slow down the growth of nails.

  • The hardness of the nails largely depends on genetics.

  • The world's longest nails were recorded in Guinness World Records – 8.65 centimeters long. These nails have been grown since 1979 by American Li Redmond, but she lost them in a car accident in 2009.

Published by G-Style Beauty

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