We asked a specialist in dermatovenereology: How to take care of your nails properly?


Dr. Jovana Majstorovic

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, nails are a mirror of the state of the whole organism. We often forget to feed ourselves properly, and we often put on too aggressive a style to be beautiful and well-groomed. The answer to the question of how to properly care for your nails is provided by the experts of the DokTok platform for free medical advice.

He writes: spec. dr med. Jovana Majstorović, specialist dermatovenerologist

On average, the toenails grow 3.5 mm per month, the feet are significantly slower, about 1.6 mm per month.

The most common nail diseases are fungal infections, which are found in almost 90% of the population at least once in a lifetime. Nail fungal infections can be easily achieved in the pool, on the beach, from uncomfortable shoes, from a humid environment, and require a very long time and long-term treatment.

Fragile and brittle nails are often a sign of a lack of important nutrients in the body. Melanoma is often found in the nail area, so it is very important to control the appearance of the nail plate to prevent the spread of this malignant disease over time.

When all this is taken into account, it is clear that nail care is not only aesthetic but also essential for health.

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How to properly care for your nails?

Nails and cuticles need hydration, as do the rest of the body. Go to bed the night before grease the cuticles and nails with olive oilit can be a targeted product or an olive, coconut or other natural oil.

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Be careful not to get your feet and hands wet, as this is an ideal environment for the development of fungal infections. Always clean all nails and the surrounding area. Wear white cotton socks, and if you wear gloves, change them for up to an hour. Then wash your hands and dry them thoroughly.

Be careful manicure tools. Even if used alone, it is important to be sterilized, clean, and properly stored. Cut your nails, preferably in the bathtub, or immediately after the bath, as they are the softest and easiest to shape. If you apply nail polish, always use a transparent base to prevent the color of the nail, which is especially important when using darker nail colors. Remove nail polish with oil peel, never scratch or peel the nail. Take a break from nail polish to help revitalize your nails, but also to see what your nails look like when you don’t have nails.

If you notice that your nails are there you see changes in pigment that are brittle, thickened, repainted, or that you didn’t have beforethis is a good time to contact a dermatologist.

Also read … What your nails say about your health and diet

Don’t forget to rub your hands cream with a protective factorto protect the skin of the hands from premature aging and pigment changes.


He advises you on the details. dr med. Jovana Majstorović, specialist dermatovenerologist

PhD in medicine, specialist in dermatovenerology. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Belgrade in 2012. He did his internship at the Military Academy of Medicine, and then practiced sports medicine and nutrition for years. Eventually, she fulfilled her love of skin by enrolling in a specialization in 2017, and that was it. He is a member of the European Association of Dermatovenerologists, as well as a member of the International Association of Dermoscopists. He regularly participates in international conferences with published works. He believes that in order to have quality, beautiful, healthy and well-groomed skin, it is necessary to work both externally and internally. It’s a concept of holistic skin care, but also the beauty it offers to its patients in the office The solution Vracar-en.

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