As much we use our hands in all other activities, we also use them as a way of expression and
emphasizing what we talk. We need to make most of them because people notice them more often
than we think. Beautiful, well maintained and manicured nails speaks volumes about your health and
your attention to detail.
Neglected hands always create poor impression. Bitten nails or torn cuticles indicate the lack of confidence, while perfectly manicured hands suggest someone who pays attention and have pride in his appearance.
NAIL CARE TIPS TO ACHIEVE HEALTHY NAILS.
- Keep nails clean and dry.
- Cut nails straight across. Use sharp nail scissors or clippers. Round the nails slightly at the tips for maximum strength.
- Keep nails shaped and free of snags by filing with an emery board.
- Do not bite fingernails or remove the cuticle. Doing so can damage the nail.
- Do not use your nails as a tool, such as opening pop cans.
- Trim toenails regularly. Keeping them short will minimize the risk of trauma and injury
- When toenails are thick and difficult to cut, soak your feet in warm salt water. Mix one teaspoon of salt per pint of water and soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Avoid “digging out” ingrown toenails, especially if they are infected and sore. If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, see a dermatologist for treatment.
- Wear shoes that fit properly. Also alternate which pair of shoes you wear each day.
- Wear flip flops at the pool and in public showers. This reduces the risk of infections caused by a fungus that can get in your toenails.
If your nails change, swell, or cause pain, see your dermatologist because these can be signs of serious nail problems.
Once you know how to take care of your nails it will be easy to maintain healthy nails. Nails are usually healthiest in their natural state, requiring a bit of nail polish for protection and regular applications of hand cream as a moisturizer.