A Whole World in Your Nails
Original title: Vos ongles, tout un monde…
• make over • look after • treat
This is the first book to take us into the hitherto secret world of nails. A dermatologist and surgeon who has been a specialist on nails for over twenty years introduces a wider public to a science that is virtually unknown, the medical treatment of nails having only begun to flourish at the end of the 20th century. Are our nails the mirror of our health and our diet? What are their weaknesses? What problems can they cause, from the most common (bitten, broken, ridged, ingrown nails) to the rarest (black lines and marks, tumours, etc.). And how to look after them? Among other things, we find out that the nails of babies and sportspeople have their particular characteristics. Sophie Goettmann offers top tips on daily care and on the best way of keeping our nails looking nice and using cosmetics. She also reveals the close connections between our skin and nails and our emotional state.
A book that is unique in its genre.