How to Avoid Ridges in Nails

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How to Avoid Ridges in Nails
Avoid Ridges in Nails

If you have fingernails or toenails with ridges or wrinkles, have no fear, there are many things you can do improve the appearance of your nails. Read the helpful ideas below, and you will have flawless, beautiful nails in no time.

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  1. 1

    Determine if the ridges in your nails have a medical cause, such as a kidney or skin disorder, an iron deficiency, a possible infection like the flu, or a vitamin B deficiency. Nail ridges can even be a sign of aging or the onset of arthritis.

  2. 2

    Consult a physician if you feel the wrinkles in your nails may be caused by any of the conditions listed above.

  3. 3

    Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of protein and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

  4. 4

    Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

  5. 5

    Take a comprehensive nutritional supplement, if you feel you are not taking in enough of the recommended essential vitamins and minerals.

Tips and warnings

  • Remove wrinkles and ridges with a buffer or schedule a professional manicure and pedicure and talk with the manicurist about options.

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