How To Take Care Of Your Nails
1.Keep your hands clean
Always keep you hands clean so that your nails and the skin around them remain healthy. You can use an old toothbrush and apply soap to it and use it to scrub your nails and skin. This helps to remove dirt and also to exfoliate any dead skin.
Your nails are delicate. Don't use it to pick on your teeth, scratch coupons or to open screws of your phone. This will weaken the nails. Using metal nail tools under the nail leads to irregular white arching nail tip. Also remember not to scrub them roughly.
It is as important to trim your nails as it is to your hair. Long nails are beautiful but if you are struggling with snags or breakage, keep your nails short as it looks neat and is easier to manage. Regularly trim your nails every two weeks.
Remember not to cut the cuticles. Cuticles helps to seal the area at the base of your nail. But if you cut it then there is a possibility that you might get infected as cuticles acts as a protective layer.
5.Never forget base coat and a top coat
Apply nails coat as it helps the color to look more saturated and also protects the nail from being stained by the polish. Apply top coat layer every 3-4 days to decrease chipping. This helps to seal the polish's color and also adds a glossy finish.
Just as your face needs moisturizers, your nails too needs to be moisturized. You can use almond oil or any nutrient-rich oil to keep your nails and cuticles hydrated.
Whenever you are doing harsh work like gardening, washing or anything that involves dirtying or soaking your hand remember to wear rubber or a plastic gloves, with a cotton liner. It is important to keep your hands clean to avoid weakening your nails. Don't forget to wear gloves during winter.
For stronger, clearer nails, it is important to check your diet and add these to it.
(a) Beans (b) Nuts (c) Vitamin E (d) Fish