Weird and Funny Facts
Nails grow faster in warm climate than they do in cold climate.
There are quite number of factors that affect nail growth. Among these factors is climate. Nails grow faster in warm climate than they do in cold climate. This is because blood circulation is slow in the body in cold weather.
Nail growth is badly affected by cold and wet weather. Leaving your nails exposed to the cold during the winter will make them weak and brittle as the keratin that is used by your body to grow your nails is used to keep the rest of your body warm. Wearing gloves and hand moisturisers can help alleviate the effects of cold weather and make your nails stronger.
Nails are made of many layers dead keratin protein cells, which are similar to hair and skin cells. The hard part of the nail, called the nail plate, protects the sensitive skin underneath, called the nail bed.
The speed of nail growth changes throughout a person's lifetime. Infant nails grow more slowly than adult nails, but children's nails grow more quickly than those of adults. Nails tend to grow the fastest between the ages of 10 and 14. After that, growth begins to slow, and continues to slow with age.
Cutting your nails causes them to grow a little more quickly. Nail-biting also makes nails grow more quickly. Compulsive nail-biting, however, can lead to infection or permanently damage the nail and nail bed, which may cause a nail to stop growing.