Why Do Fingernails Grow Faster Than Toenails?

27 September 2018, 11:34

Long Fingernails
Long Fingernails. Picture: Getty

Why do the nails on your fingers grow faster than on your toes?

Question:

Why do fingernails grow faster than toenails?

Sam, Tottenham

Answer:

Name: Angela, Tunbridge Wells

Qualification: Heard it from her Pedicurist

Answer: The growth of nails is dependent on the levels of exposure to Vitamin D and therefore, fingernails grow faster than toenails because they are exposed to more sunlight.

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