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“Pennsylvania-based dermatologist Erum Ilyas, MD, MBE, FAAD, echoes this and further explains, “I tell my patients to not think of their skin as smooth like a wall—it’s more like a cobblestone street. Cold weather tends to break apart the mortar that holds the bricks (our skin cells) together. This makes them more susceptible to irritation and sensitivities from the environment.”
“A nice healthy nail will have a pinkish or mauve hue as it reflects the color of the nail bed underneath,” Dr. Erum Ilyas, MD, MBE, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, told INSIDER.
“When you apply pressure to this area, you should be able to make this color disappear temporarily and reappear rapidly once pressure is released. This is a sign that you are well hydrated and have good blood flow to your tissues. By applying pressure you are pushing blood away from the tissues and then releasing pressure allows it to flow back in — this is referred to as the capillary nail refill test.”
“Remember the nail plate is just keratin that grows out of the nail matrix,” Ilyas said. “The cuticle is the skin right on top of the nail matrix. Protecting your cuticle will protect your nail growth! The cuticles serve as a barrier to protect your matrix from bacteria, fungus, yeast, inflammation, and trauma.”
Cutting your cuticles can actually be pretty damaging to your nails, putting you at risk for developing all kinds of issues.
“Once you do this, you open your nail matrix up to not only infections but other problems such as grooves and irregularities in the nail growth,” Ilyas added.