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Healthy nail surface

Shiny and smooth

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Nail bed

The portion of the living skin that supports the nails plate as it grows toward the free edge

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Lunula

The whitish half old shape under the base of the nail

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Free edge

The part of the nails plate that extends over the tip of the finger or toe

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Ligament

A touch band of fiber ours tissue that connects bones or holds an organ in place

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Sidewall

Is the fold of skin overlapping the side of the nail

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Matrix

As long as it is nourished and healthy, new nail plate cells will be created

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Replacement

Of a natural nail is 4 to 6 months

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Nail growth rate

On the thumb is typically slowest

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Nail

Has water content between 15&25%

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Natural nail

Is the relatively porous and will allow water to pass through it

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Appearance of nails

Reflect the general health of the body

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Nail plate

Relatively porous and will allow water to pass through it

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Matrix

Contains nerves, lymph and blood vessels

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Cuticle

Tissue that adheres directly to the natural nail plate but which can be removed with gentle scraping co

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Cosmetologist

Allowed to gently push back the eponychium

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Cuticle moisturizers and softened and conditioners

Actually designed for
The eponychium, lateral sidewalk a, and hyponychium

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Toenails

Are thicker than finger nails Becuase the matrix of the toenails is longer than that of the fingernails

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Healthy nails

Are not shed periodically

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Toenails

Takes nine to 12 months to be fully replaced

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Eponychium

The living skin it the base of the natural nail plate covering the matrix area

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Bed epithelium

Thin layer of tires that attaches the nail plate and nail bed

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Hyponychium

Slightly thickened layer of skin under the nail that lays between the fingertips and free edge of the nail plate

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Nail cuticle

Dead colorless tissue attached to the natural nail plate

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Matrix

The area where the nail place cells are formed