Nails (Cake Of). The care of the nails adds greatly to the beauty of the hand. The white spots you complain of are occasioned by injury, a blow, etc, and will gradually disappear at the end. The nails should be well brushed with soap and water, and, when quite dry, with lemon-juice, to be washed off again with clean water. Pare back the scarf-skin at the root, but never cut it, or you will have nail springs, as they are called, - an untidy, and sometimes very painful appendage to the root of the nail.