“You may be surprised to know that it’s highly recommended that you routinely inspect your nails without polish for any lurking signs of skin cancer,” says podiatrist Quinton Yeldell of Brooklyn-based foot care company Southern Hospitality. Dr. Yeldell suggests swiping off the polish and giving your nails a thorough once-over every 1-3 months or more frequently, depending on your level of sun exposure or history of skin cancer. Now that it’s boot season could be a good time to take off the color and give your toes a good once over.
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