Nails tell a lot about a person. Therefore it’s important to keep them well-groomed. Weak and brittle nails not only look bad, they also indicate poor health.
To clean your fingernails use a nail polish remover without acetone as it is known to dry out your nails. Apply gently with a cotton pad and thoroughly rinse afterwards.
Instead of a clipper use a file to shorten your nails with light and even strokes in only one direction. For the best results buy a glass nail file since they never wear out and have a smoother surface that will not shred your nails like an emery board or ordinary metal file.
First soften the cuticles by soaking your fingertips in a mix of hot water and dishwashing liquid. This will also remove the dirt from under your nails. Then gently push back the cuticle with an orange wood stick or cuticle pusher.
There are several products available to nourish your nails and soften cuticles, but you can also use a regular hand cream that’s rich in Vitamin E. If you’re in for some real pampering, prepare a cup of lukewarm olive oil and soak your nails for 5 to 10 minutes.
After you’ve applied a base coat to smoothen the nail surface, brush on one or two coats of nail polish. Finish with a top coat to add some shine and protect your nails from chipping and peeling.
To keep your nails in good condition it is important to protect them from chemicals that remove natural moisture from the nails. Only by wearing household gloves while cleaning and doing the dishes you will keep your nails strong and healthy.
Did you know you can strengthen your nails from the inside out? Biotin, a member of the B-complex family of Vitamins, has been clinically proven to produce stronger and healthier nails. It is 100% safe to use and recommended by dermatologists worldwide.