Healthy Nails Directory
Beautiful nails give you a polished image. Healthy nails indicate your overall health. Your diet, vitamins, and healthy habits affect your nails. If you regularly get professional manicures, learn the best practices to avoid infections and damage. Noticing changes in nail health may be the first step in recognizing more serious problems like diabetes, kidney problems, or heart disease. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on healthy nails, how to manage them, and much more.
Why Do I Bite My Nails, and How Do I Stop?
Do you bite your nails? Find out what might be causing this bad habit and how to break it.
How Can I Prevent Nail Problems?
How to prevent and treat nail problems
Artificial Nails: Types, Problems, and Treatments
Acrylic, gel, and silk artificial nails may make your hands look great, but they can be hard on your real nails. Find out what to expect and how to avoid problems.
Why Are My Toenails That Color?
What can the color of your toenails tell you about your health? Watch for these shades to know if you need to talk to your doctor.
A Dozen Tips for More Beautiful Nails
Getting healthy, beautiful nails can mean navigating through a minefield of myths. Here are the facts.
Healthy Fingernails: Clues About Your Health
To the trained eye, nails can provide valuable clues about your overall health; and noticing and following up on those clues is the best way to maintain healthy fingernails.
Expert Answers to Your Foot Care Questions
Wondering which foot care products will help keep your tootsies in top (and pretty) shape this summer? Our experts give their top picks.
Ask the Expert: Do Nail-Drying Machines Emit UV Rays?
WebMD's Skin and Beauty Expert explains how nail-drying machines work, plus how to protect yourself from their harmful UV rays.
Slideshows & Images
Your Guide to a Perfect Pedicure
Want 10 perfect toes? Get the most out of your pedicure with these tips to make it last.
15 Tips for a Perfect Manicure
Want sizzling red fingernails? A cool, classic French manicure? WebMD's pictures show manicure tips for fashion, flattering nail shapes, and good health.