Wondering why you had a manicure and noticed a split nail form a day or two later, Or that the skin surrounding your cuticles has become dry and flaky? Though you could easily fix these issues in a matter of minutes with a nail or cuticle clipper, they are signs of poor nail health that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Researches have shown that growing healthier and stronger nails depend largely on this factors:
1. Don’t cut your cuticles. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and your cuticles are the end of the skin, they are meant to be there to act as a barrier for bacteria.
A safer alternative is to push cuticles back using an exfoliating and waterless treatment like ……………………. Apply the product liberally to all nails where the skin meets the nail and use a cuticle pusher to gently push back, go around the cuticle area several times to get a clean cuticle. Wipe clean with a piece of cotton. Any remaining lifted pieces of skin are hangnails. Carefully nip only these dead pieces of skin
2. Don’t saw nails back and forth. Nail shape trends are constantly evolving from oval to square to stiletto. However, the best shape is the one that looks best on you. Look at your hands from every angle and to file from each outside edge toward the center of the nail. Never saw back and forth on the tip of the nail, as this will weaken nails.
3. Don’t use nails as tools. When a pair of scissors isn’t within reach, you may use a nail or two to open up a letter or box. This is a bad idea because you risk bending the nail back. The white area, called the stress area, will eventually weaken and break. So make a conscious effort to pay close attention to how you use nails.
4. Do eat a well-balanced diet. Diet plays a huge role in all functions of the body. To attain strong and healthy nails. Nails are made out of protein, so try adding more protein to your diet.
5. Don’t peel off old nail polish. Picking away at old or chipped nail polish will aggravate the nail bed and lead to damage. Using too much lacquer causes polish to peel.
6. Do get manicures. A weekly manicure, even for short nails is key. Grooming your nails will make any shade look great, whether you do it at home or go to the salon. The most important thing is to start with a proper manicure so that the nails are the same length and shape, and cuticles are pushed back.”
7. Do keep nails and hands moisturized. Moisturize your hands with hand cream or cuticle oil every time you wash your hands.
8. Do be cautious of chemicals in nail products. That pretty shade of pink or red nail polish that’s sitting on the shelf at the nail salon may be loaded with hazardous materials or chemicals. Use a chemical-free nail polish.