7 Tips for Healthy Nails

Want to have attractive, well-groomed hands? Here’s a guide to the right way to trim your nails.

The American Academy of Dermatology notes that short, manicured nails not only look great, but are less likely to trap dirt and bacteria that can lead to infection. And the correct nail clipping technique can also prevent hangnails and ingrown toenails, academy experts said.

“Short nails stay cleaner and break less often, which is good for both your appearance and your health,” nail specialist Dr. Shari Lipner said in an academy news release.

“Nails are a reflection of your overall health,” Lipner added. “Keep an eye on your nails, and if you notice a change in the color, texture or shape of your nail, see a