Your nails ought to typically look like a pale kind of pink or mauve. And it is not truly the nails themselves which might be the colour, it is the tissue beneath.
“A nice healthy nail will have a pinkish or mauve hue as it reflects the color of the nail bed underneath,” Dr. Erum Ilyas, MD, MBE, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, instructed INSIDER.
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“When you apply pressure to this area, you should be able to make this color disappear temporarily and reappear rapidly once pressure is released. This is a sign that you are well hydrated and have good blood flow to your tissues. By applying pressure you are pushing blood away from the tissues and then releasing pressure allows it to flow back in — this is referred to as the capillary nail refill test.”