Your nails are the (literal) crowning glory of your hands and feet. Like everyone else, you want nails that are clean and healthy – but maintaining them is a lot of work! So we’ve compiled some tips for you to make nail maintenance a regular part of your beauty regime.
Regular and good nail hygiene helps you get healthy, pink nails. It is a vital part of your nail care routine. Every time you clean and exfoliate your nails, you prevent bacteria and dirt from settling in underneath them. The nails also become stronger and less resistant to breaking – this is often a side effect of prolonged contact with water.
Remember to never cut or worry your cuticles. They are a protective barrier that keep out fungus and bacterial growth. When the cuticles are removed, your nails lose this essential protection. Infections can set in quite quickly and cause permanent nail damage. Instead of cutting the cuticles, simply use a cuticle pusher.
The food you eat also determines the health of your nails. A diet high in antioxidants (such as found in blueberries and green tea) can limit the cellular damage from free radicals. Damage from free radicals can result in inflammation that has impacts on all the cells in the body, including those in the nails.
Protect your nails
Protecting your nails from damage will keep them in good health. For this, you must limit their exposure to water and other fluids. Nails that appear almost transparent and soft could be impacted by prolonged contact with water. Hence, you must wear rubber gloves when doing the dishes or cleaning the home with harsh chemicals.
File, buff and polish
It is easy enough to give your nails the ‘wow’ look they deserve. File, buff and polish your nails to perfection. Not only will your nails look great, they will also be able to withstand the ravages of dust, dirt and excessive water much better.
Nourish your nails
Dry and brittle nails need a healthy dose of hydration to look their best. Try using Scholl Foot & Nail Cream to moisturise, nourish and condition the cuticles and nails.
All it takes is a little time and effort on a regular basis, to get the nails you always wanted – in the comfort of your own home.