You must be wondering why nail care is so important, considering a manicure or pedicure is just a doorstep away. But, once the pampering is done, it’s time to maintain the nails. So, here are some tips that will surely come handy in keeping those nails healthy and strong.
Don’t let the polish stay
Sometimes, we tend to let the nail polish stay for too long. Don’t wait for it to wear off by itself. The key is to make sure nails don’t turn brown. So, remove your nail polish every 3 weeks at least to avoid staining of nails.
This one is really simple. Just moisturize your hands every night before going to bed and you are good to go. This not only keeps the nails strong but also helps with healthy cuticles.
Yes, while most of us soak our nails in water in the process of pampering, we are forgetting one important thing. The chemicals used in the water more than often enter the skin, making it vulnerable. So, the best thing to do is to opt for dry manicures and pedicures, which are hygienic and also last longer.
Except at times, saltwater soaking helps with nail injuries and kills germs.
Keep them short
Keeping nails short and regular clipping will help in maintaining them dirt-free. Though long nails seem fancy and are the trend of all times, short nails are hands down the winners. Short nails help from breaking, avoids ingrowth, and definitely reduces infections. Also, you don’t have to worry about broken nails or bruises anymore!
Avoid/sterilize metal tools
How about nail brushes instead of metal grooming tools to clean them up? Clean up with brushes to escape cuts from other tools. Also, if you feel there is no escaping from all of them, then don’t forget to sterilize the grooming tools. Make sure the stuff used to remove cuticles and dead skin is always clean, both at home and the parlor.