Latest NAILS Articles

What Causes Hangnails and How to Avoid Them

One of the great annoyances of life: the hangnail. Learn tips to treat hangnails so that they don't get the best of you.

Steven LamSeptember 27th 2018
 hangnail on finger closeup

Nails: Gel vs Silk vs Chemical - What is Best...

​​It can be difficult to choose from the different types of manicures. Learn about the types of manicures (chemical, gel, silk) and their affect on nails.

Hannah YanAugust 20th 2018
manicured nails

Pushing Nail Cuticles: Risk or Reward?

​​Cuticle removers and cutters are commonly used to make manicures appear cleaner. Learn whether pushing cuticles back is good or bad.

Tammy WuAugust 11th 2018
manicurist pushing nail cuticles back

What Causes White Spots on Fingernails?

​​White spots on fingernails are common. They are typically caused by injury. Read about what causes them and their connection to skin-related diseases.

Hannah YanAugust 11th 2018
White spots on fingernail

Black Nail Streaks: Causes and When to Worry

Nail black streaks are caused by many reasons. Learn about the many causes and the signs of nail melanoma.

Rebecca QuinonezJuly 20th 2018
Longutidinal melanonychia on the thumb

What Causes Nails to Stain and How to Get Rid...

Yellow nails can be frustrating and embarrassing. They're caused by infections and nail polish. Learn how to fix yellow nail stains. 

Tammy WuFebruary 28th 2018
 Red nail polish being applied to a woman's right hand index finger during a manicure

The Effects of Different Manicures on Nail He...

Manicures help nails look beautiful but they may affect overall nail health. Learn about how different manicures affect nail health. Are you getting too much UV?

Elizabeth Usedom, MDFebruary 12th 2018
Red nail polish being applied during a manicure

9 Important Nail Symptoms You Need to Know

Nail problems are common. Learn about which nails symptoms should make you worry and what they could mean.

Megan O'ConnorJanuary 22nd 2018
holding feather with nail symptoms

​Your Guide to Going Natural With Nail Polish

Learn the best steps for going natural with your nail polish. Safe nail polish can help keep your nails safe and help them grow.

Amy Branum, AHPOctober 26th 2016
woman's hand with purple painted nails touching pine tree