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Red Carpet Toenails

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

For all film and TV lovers, January means the beginning of awards season, with the Golden Globes airing Sunday, January 12th. Dozens of movies are up for awards across the different categories, ensuring a variety of stars will be making smiling, glittery walks down a red carpet in the latest style suits, gowns, and shoes. Peeking out from the ladies’ strappy sandals and heels, we’ll see their beautifully pedicured nails as well. Nails say a lot about a person, and you can bet that those stars are investing in their nail health—and you should do that, too.

Nails are surprisingly revealing about your general health. Ones that are pitted, discolored, misshapen, thickened, brittle, or separating from the nail bed can all be signs of concerning health conditions that ought to be investigated. Even if your nails are mostly normal, however, investing in their health now can help you prevent some problems, like infections and painful damage, in the long run.

When you wash your feet every day, make sure you scrub your toenails as well. Trim the ends straight across so you leave the corners intact. Change your socks every day, and let your shoes dry out in between the times you wear them. Rub moisturizer into your nails also, to keep them strong and relatively flexible. Don’t paint over nails that appear infected—the infection could transfer to the brush and contaminate your polish.

Just a little extra care for your nails can go a long way toward giving you red-carpet-ready feet. You don’t have to be a famous celebrity looking to accept a big award to deserve nice-looking, healthy toenails. You just have to invest in your foot health. If you notice a change in your feet or nails, don’t wait for it to get out of control before you investigate and restore your toes. Contact Gulf South Foot & Ankle, LLC in Metairie for an appointment or more information by calling (504) 708-4810 or by visiting the website contact page.

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