Do’s and Dont’s for Healthy Nails

Dos and Don'ts for Healthy Nails

Us ladies love pampering ourselves and dressing up. But you can’t look clean and put together if your nails aren’t up to standard as well! Your nails are another aspect of your ensemble, and it’s super important to take care of them so they’re looking clean, healthy and beautiful.

Here are the dos and don’ts of healthy nail care!

Do’s

Dos and Don'ts for Healthy Nails

Moisture eats away at your nails and will weaken them. It’s super important to wear protective wash gloves when you’re doing the dishes. They’ll not only protect against man hands, but also protect the warm soapy water from messing with your nails. This goes for any other type of cleaning as well. If you have to use some cleaning product, wear gloves.

Dos and Don'ts for Healthy Nails

When your nails get too long, they’re more prone to breakage, as I’m sure we’ve all experienced. A part of having healthy nails is to trim before they get too long. When you’re cutting your nails, make sure your scissors or clippers are nice and sharp. If you use dull ones, they won’t make as clean a cut — meaning the tips of your nails will have more tiny fractures.

Filing is another key for healthy nail care. Filing smooths away the sharp edges, therefore smooths out those weak spots.

Dos and Don'ts for Healthy Nails

Nail polish, manicures, nail design — we love it all. But know that nail polish isn’t natural, but full of harmful chemicals. After a long streak of nail polish wearing, you’ll start to see perhaps yellowing of your nails and brittleness, am I right? But this doesn’t mean that if you want healthy nails, you can’t paint them. Just make sure to use a protective base coat before you apply your colours.

 

Dont’s

Dos and Don'ts for Healthy Nails

When you were a little girl, this was how you saw all the cool teenage girls file their nails on TV. They sat on their beds with their girlfriends chatting while nonchalantly filing their nails rapidly back and forth. But guess what? They were doing it wrong.

When you file your nails, you want to do it gently in one direction. When you saw back and forth, you create little cracks and fissures in your nails, weakening them. Not healthy nail care.

Dos and Don'ts for Healthy Nails

The number one tip from nail professionals is to leave your cuticles alone. They are absolutely essential for healthy nails. They’re your nails’ natural defence against dirty germs and unwanted moisture. When you cut away your cuticles, not only do they grow back frayed and unsightly, but you’re now privy to infection too.

Instead of tearing away unwanted cuticles, moisturize them.

Dos and Don'ts for Healthy Nails

Ok, so we’ve all done it. You know, stick your nail in place of a screwdriver. Or used your nails as pincers or tweezers. Yeah. And you probably already knew this, but it’s not good for your nails. So stop. If you need a screwdriver go get a screwdriver.

And when someone calls out, “Who has long nails here?” do not raise up your hand. They want to exploit your healthy nails.

Tell us:

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