Dr. Jason Morris from Primera Podiatry gives his Best Advice

Jason E. Morris, DPM, from Primera Podiatry, Laser & Foot Spa gives his advice on keeping your nails looking their best this holiday season.

Dr. Jason Morris from Primera Podiatry, Laser & Foot SpaQ: What is one way to help nails look their best for the upcoming holiday season?

A: Keep your nails moisturized. This is essential for healthy looking nails. Waterless pedicures with a hot paraffin pre-treatment are also a safe way to help your nails look their best for this holiday season. If you have damaged nails, ask your doctor about biotin supplements. Changing your diet or taking daily multivitamins isn’t likely to dramatically improve your nails, but the nutritional supplement biotin might help strengthen unhealthy nails.

Q: What products should you avoid that can hurt nail health?

A: Do not use nail polish remover more than once a week. If you do use nail polish remover, choose the acetone-free variety. Acetone can dry out the nails.

Q: What is one nail care product you shouldn’t be without?

A: A nail polish (like Fiore Rx) that is antifungal, antibacterial, and prevents infections. Be sure to carry at least the clear base coat with you to your next pedicure.

Q: What is one way to glam up your nails for the holiays?

A: Pamper yourself with a “foot facial.” Get your nails bleached and treated with a softening urea cream and then lay on a polish in your favorite shade.

Q: What nail colors are hot this holiday season?

A: Dark neutrals, metallics and black.

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