Well kept and maintained nails are very attractive. These are some of the healthy tips that will help you in keeping the healthiness of your nails.
Taking care of your nail tools
Al the nail tools should be disinfected regularly. The makeup brushes should be cleaned regularly to keep off the bacteria. Regular cleaning helps in keeping the nails infection free and happy. The metal tools are washed using water and soap and then wiped using alcohol or spirit. The disposable tools such as emery boards should be replaced with new ones.
You need to understand that your nails are very delicate. You should, therefore, avoid scrubbing them too roughly as this might expose them to infections. Besides, you should avoid using metal nail tools, especially under your nails as this might separate the nails from the skin.
Trimming the nails regularly
Long nails should be trimmed to make them short. You should set some time aside for clipping your nails at least once in every two weeks. However, this time can be adjusted depending on how the nails respond.
By valuing your health over length
Short nails look neat and are easier to manage. On the other hand, long nails are considered to be beautiful but are more prone to breaking as compared to the shorter ones.
Avoid cutting your cuticles
The cuticle plays an important role of sealing the base of your nails. Removal of the cuticle can break the protection offered by the seals. This might leave you vulnerable to infections and bacteria.
Reading the labels carefully
Just as with skin care, all the nail polishing brands are made differently. You should read the labels to make sure that your buy a good product. There are some polishes which contain toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, and toluene which can contribute to the splitting, cracking and brittleness or your nails. Such polishes should be avoided.
Give your nails a break
Nails should be given time to rest. This will help in preventing the drying out of nails as well as the weakening of the nail’s structure. Dry nails have a yellow color, and they are not appealing.
Keeping your hands very clean
You should make sure that the skin surrounding the nails and the nails are thoroughly dirt-free. All the dirt traces and traces of colors should be removed using acetone or oil-based polish. This is done by scrubbing the skin and the nails gently. This helps in removing dirt and exfoliating the dead skin cells without using expensive scrubs or drying chemicals.
Moisturizing your nails
Just like with the face, nails too require being moisturized. This is done by applying a mixture of avocado and almond oils. Moisturizing of the nails helps in keeping them hydrated.