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Did you know that your nails have a job to do?

The surface of your nails, helps to protect the tips of your fingers and toes! Plus they help you scratch and pick things up! Did you know that babies have fingernails and toenails before they are born? Well groomed nails also help a person look their best. Let’s learn about what nails are.

Nails are made of keratin. This is the same thing your body uses to create hair and the top layer of your skin. Nails grow where you have a U shaped cuticle on your fingers and toes. The cuticle’s job is to help protect the new nail as it grows out from the nail root. Hidden under the cuticle is the nail root. When the cells at the root of the nail grow, the new nail cells push...

Read more about the important job your nails perform!

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