Vertical fingernail ridges, which run from the cuticle to the tip of the nail, are harmless and usually appear as people age. Horizontal fingernail ridges, also known as "Beau's lines," can be caused by previous injury o... More »

Vertical or lengthwise ridges in the nail extending from the cuticle to the tip are primarily attributed to aging, but they also can result from trauma or an underlying medical condition, according to MedicineNet. These ... More »

Thyroid problems cause the nails to split or feel brittle but are not a cause for ridges, according to MedlinePlus. Vertical nail ridges are common and are not a cause for concern, while horizontal nail ridges may indica... More »

Vertical or lengthwise ridges in the nail extending from the cuticle to the tip are primarily attributed to aging, but they also can result from trauma or an underlying medical condition, according to MedicineNet. These ... More »

Wash and dry the toenail completely, apply a small amount of Vicks grease less cream Vaporub to the infected toenail deeply all around the cuticle, as well as underneath the tip of the nail. Apply a small amount once to ... More »

One simple way to remove shellac nail polish involves wrapping acetone-soaked cotton pads around your nails and using the cuticle stick to push off the polish. You need five round cotton pads, a cuticle stick, kitchen fo... More »

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To use manicuring tools, each needs to be used for its intended function: clippers trim the nail length, a nail file shapes the nail, cuticle clippers trim the cuticles and a cuticle pusher removes dirt under the nails a... More »