Healthy nails are strong and pinkish in color due to the tiny blood vessels that feed each nailbed. The nail plate (the part of the nail that we can see) is made of keratin, the same protein that your hair is made from.
Your fingernails can be an indicator of overall health, with one aspect being hydration. A quick examination of your fingernails can reveal whether you need to drink more water!
Are Your Nails Dehydrated?
Ever worry that your fingernails are becoming brittle?
Take a look – are they showing any symptoms of dehydration?
- Looking slightly yellowy
- Dull, brittle looking nail surface
- Displaying vertical ridges
Another way of checking …