today I want to put outfits aside and deal with an area of fashion that we often don’t regard as such and whose many pros and cons can be overwhelming! I’m talking about our hands, and more specifically our nails. Every six months, I go for a dermatological check up. I do it in Milan, at the Istituto Dermoclinico Vita Cutis, with Doctor and Director Antonino Di Pietro, a dear friend of mine for some time and my absolute guru in dermatology. Here, they have opened the first Nail Care and Wellbeing Clinic and, at my last visit, I gathered some info to share with you all!
Nail care is becoming a real heartache for girls and women of all ages. Fashion has put nails in the spotlight, transforming them into a powerful vehicle of beauty and seduction and, slowly but surely, our attention has been shifted to this part of our body which was overlooked for so long.
But the “catch” is right around the corner! In recent years, in fact, dermatological treatments for nail problems have increased by 75%.
The problems that can occur are many: fungi or bacteria that can penetrate through weak areas or splits and attack our nails, medicines or chemical agents that cause alterations, or, – as often happens to our toenails – trauma caused by footwear, especially for those who wear high heels.
We should be extra careful even when we use varnishes and gels for reconstruction. In fact, these can actually be a cause of nail deterioration. And it’s not so much the application process that causes problems, but removal, which occurs using aggressive solvents or even by scraping the nail bed. The first signs of an unhealthy nail are often its fragility and change in appearance. These should be the alarm bells that prompt us to see a doctor as soon as possible.
So girls… please keep your eyes open! Hugs and kisses!!!