Your nails may be small, but they play an important role, serving to help protect your fingers and improve their skills. They can also reveal clues to your joint health. Women spend hours painting and decorating them. Beauty salons offer all kinds of services to them. But keep your nails clean and healthy is a simple matter without costly. Sometimes, all it takes is a little common sense. Take a look at your fingernails. They are strong and healthy? You can see ridges, dents or areas of unusual color or shape? Many less than desirable nail conditions can be avoided through proper care, but some actually indicate an illness that need attention.
Use your nails properly. Protecting the nails of the fingers and toes and help us get this. Do not abuse them by using them as open as possible, remove key, screwdriver or razor.
While watching TV, moisturize your hands and nails with your favorite lotion your hands. It is not only relaxing, it helps strengthen nails.
Do not bite them. Some people are nasty habit of biting their nails. This not only ruins appear but damage their nails and put you at infection risk. If you are hungry, head for the closest deli and put your favorite dishes. You will be doing your nails a great privilege.
Keep your nails clean. You can have the look and the most expensive items. But if your nails are dirty, you’re no better than a monkey! Dirty nails turned out and reflect your personality to ensure that they always look their best. Cut them and clean under the nails regularly. Using a pair of nail scissors and an emery board to smooth nail edges.
It is also a good idea to have some cotton swabs handy, in case you get nail polish on your skin.
“Bulletproof” them. By this, I mean protect your nails from injury by wearing cotton lined rubber gloves when washing dishes or soaking in water for a long time. This will protect your nails from the drying effects of soap, water, and other harsh chemicals that your nails exposed.
If you have weak nails that tend to split or break, keep your nails short and trim them after bathing. Use a nail hardener but avoid products containing toluene sulfonamide or formaldehyde that can cause redness or irritate the skin.
Moisturize your feet daily, especially in the summer. Best to use a cream specifically for feet, as the skin needs of the foot are different that the rest of your body. Don’t get the moisturizer between your toes to avoid fungal infections.
Dietary changes that supposedly strengthen nails don’t work. Unless you’re deficient in protein – rare among people in the United States – adding protein to your diet won’t strengthen your nails. Similarly, soaking your nails in gelatin won’t help either.
It’s easy to neglect your nails. But a little basic nail care can go a long way to keeping your nails in healthy condition.