True or false: 5 misconceptions about nails

1 / White spots on the nails are a sign of a lack of calcium

False. For years you have been trying to fill your calcium quota by tasting dairy products from your earliest childhood, but imagine ... it has nothing to do with the little white spots that can appear on the nail. It would rather be due to the small shocks or traumas that the nails can undergo, months before! Nothing serious, rest assured.

2 / Nails grow slower in winter

True. It turns out that cold, by stimulating keratin less than summer heat, limits nail growth. It is therefore normal to notice that her nails grow faster in summer! Also note that the nails of your hands grow almost twice as fast as those of your feet. Incredible, right?

3 / The varnish damages the nails

False. If the nails are well protected with a base before applying the varnish, they risk nothing. However, be sure to moisturize your nails as you do for your hands, using a specific cream or oil (castor oil is excellent). This will help them to be less fragile and to solidify.

4 / Lemon whitens nails

True and false. Lemon is actually very good at helping nails whiten .. but it is an ephemeral result, on the surface. Also, applying lemon too often on her nails is likely to damage them: eventually, the acidity can soften or weaken them.

5 / It is good to cut the cuticles

False. And it is really better to avoid! These small skins at the base of the nail protect it from moisture and bacteria. Instead, repel them with a stick provided for this purpose instead of cutting them and promoting infections. Your nails will thank you.

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