A lot of people think of oily nails as the culprit behind acne and nail blemishes, but these are just common symptoms of a disease.
But the truth is that they can actually be caused by other things, and a number of other things too.
Read more about how to keep nails looking their best.
The main culprits for oily nails are the chemicals that form the outer layer of skin.
They’re produced by the body’s immune system and they’re also the cause of a number other conditions, such as psoriasis and psorosis.
A few years ago, a team of researchers led by Dr Andrew Wilson from the University of Edinburgh published a review article in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives that showed that the key chemical in oily skin is formaldehyde, which is produced by many different processes, including skin cells.
So how do we protect ourselves from the problem?
There are a number ways, including using lotions with antioxidants, using a protective barrier gel, using vitamin C, and so on.
The beauty industry has been promoting the idea that oily skin isn’t a major cause of nail problems, so it’s time to give up those old-fashioned oils altogether.
Read more: The best nail care for oily skin