Care For Your Nails


Have you ever seen someone with filthy nails and thought to yourself, “I would never eat anything they cooked” LOL that is something I heard my mom say it a million times. Clean nails are important. You do not have to be a prissy princess who is always at the nail shop but clean nails make you look clean over all. Nails are made up of flattened dead cells containing keratin and keeping them moisturized keeps them flexible and less brittle. I read that healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. One of the reason why I do not care to get my nails done at the salon is because of the ridges that the acrylic nails leave on the nail bed. Nails are USUALLY uniform in color and consistency. You should keep your nails as clean as possible to prevent bacteria, fungi and other organisms from growing under your fingernails. Ewl! Who wants organisms growing in their nails? This is also why you should pay attention to men and their nails as well. You should keep you nails dry, clean and trimmed and do your best not to abuse you nails. You can file, buff and all of the other great stuff that you like to do. The great things is you can do this with your guy as well, it will make him feel taken care of and you know how they love that.

I looked up a few tips on this is all of their tips. None of this is my recommendation it’s just something I looked up for you.

Moisturize your cuticles. Dry, unconditioned nails and cuticles are the #1 reason for constant nail breaking. This also leads to flyaway cuticles, which can encourage biting, picking and nipping – which in turn can lead to infections.

Wash your hands less. Hand washing with soap and warm water leads to dry hands and nails so wash with lukewarm water and a gentle, sulfate free cleanser to nourish your hands and cuticles (rather than harsh soaps or dehydrating anti-bacterial gels). Also, keep dishwashing gloves around for cleaning and messy situations so you can avoid non-essential hand washing.

How to give yourself a salon-like manicure!

Oil up. Apply a nail-specific oil to condition dry, jagged cuticles and nourish and strengthen nails. Gently push back cuticles with a washcloth after applying oil to avoid the need to cut. It only takes a minute and makes a huge difference.

Break the cycle. Try breaking the polish, gel and acrylic cycle for a month. When nails receive extended amounts of oxygen and hydration they develop a natural shine and healthy glow. And avoiding drying nail polish removers for a month can do wonders.

How to keep hands soft all winter long!

Supplement the process. Make sure your diet is rich in both iron and calcium and ask your doctor if it would safe for you to take a Biotin supplement, which helps encourage hair and nail growth.

Handle with care. Get in the habit of treating your hands like jewels, not tools.