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9 Ways You're Ruining Your Nails

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    You may obsess over the latest Chanel and Tom Ford shades, follow all the nail-art trends, and Pin every reverse-half-moon manicure on the planet. You could change your polish every day (something we'll get to later on) and spend an inordinate amount of time and your hard-earned cash getting manicures. But, chances are, you're still wrecking your own nails.

    There are many bad habits we know are so wrong but feel so right (think picking, peeling, and biting), as well as scores of who-knew saboteurs like keeping your nails long and — surprise! — using nail-polish remover. So, to get the scoop on all the very bad things we’re doing to our digits, we spoke to New York City-based dermatologist Dana Stern, who specializes in nail health, and celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi.

    Read on to learn all the ways we’re manhandling our, well, hands and find ways to undo the damage.

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