The surprising health benefit of getting your nails done, according to science trends now
Scientists have revealed why getting your nails done is good for you.
Research has long shown that a trip to the manicurist results in feelings of relaxation and euphoria, and significantly reduces anxiety.
Previous studies have suggested that these feel-good effects come from the mood-boosting brain chemicals that are released when we come into contact with human touch.
But new findings appear to show that health benefits are due to something entirely different.
It is in fact the result of 'superficial self-disclosure' - otherwise known as the light-hearted chit-chat you have at the nail salon, according to a new study.
Researchers from two universities in Japan surveyed 500 women to discover the psychological effects of having your nails done.
Study author Atsushi Kawakubo, an associate professor at Saitama Gakuen University, told PsyPost: 'Our research suggests that engaging in salon nail care, coupled with light