Tricks to Healthier Nails
Who says taking better care of nails is only for the ladies? While constant coloring, trimming and clipping of nails appear to be a female focused activity, it ought to shock no one that men can be conscious about their nail hygiene too. When you think about it, it's not so much as having the perfect nails as having the be clean, and believe it or not, guys too can be a little particular about getting theirs all squeaky clean. Here are some standard nail care tips that spans both the feminine and masculine sides. Every week, take a few minutes and care for your nails this way: Remove old polish with a cotton ball that has non-acetone polish remover on it.
File each nail gently from corner to center, and do not file in a back-and-forth see-sawing motion. You are not a lumberjack! The nail may split or develop ridges. Also, don't file the sides of your nails.
Soak your hands in warm sudsy water and allow them to dry thoroughly.
Put a base coat on your nails.
Apply hand cream.
Keeping your nails clean is secondary to keeping them safe from harm. Moisture plays a key part in causing your nails to soften, so it's not a good idea to submerge your hands in water all the time if you want to keep them healthy.
Okay, so the guys might shake their heads a little at this, but nail hardener at the very least should help strengthen your nails and make them less prone to injury. The ladies, on the other hand, will have a great time picking out trendy colors to polish their nails. Either way, nail polish does serve a purpose other than mere aesthetics-extra protection.
Other than that, stick to basic nail care principles. Trimming your nails is a must, keeping straight cuts across the nail to help facilitate better growth and prevent the occurrence of ingrown problems. Keeping your nails short also considerably reduces the risk for breakage-and we all know how painful that is.
Lessen your risk of breaking a nail by taking extra measures to keep nails safe. Wear gloves during activities like gardening, or washing the car. Prevent any dirt from getting under by regularly cleaning your nails after particularly greasy activities-like cooking outdoors, or starting a campfire. Diet counts, too, so if you boost your intake on calcium and protein, at least you'll have less to worry about flaky nails.
With much development in the nail care industry, more and more cosmetics are coming up in the ever increasing cosmetic industry. After all, who doesn't want an elegant hand accentuated with sharp nails which go on to form a part of your personality!
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