Do you have a regular nail care routine? After a lifetime of caring for ours, today we would love to give you our top natural nail care tips that will help you take better care of your own, and your family’s nails. Keep reading for more.
Because we want everyone to look their best, we recently wrote a post titled, ‘How to avoid embarrassing makeup mistakes‘ in which we shared a number of tips on looking after yourself – and avoiding those terrible makeup mistakes we have all made at some time or other.
Today though, we are focussing on nail care and how to take care of nails naturally. Before we start though, stop what you are doing and take a good long look at your own nails.
How well do your nails look?
Are they healthy and strong, or weak and brittle? Are you proud to show them off, or do you tend to hide them away in your pockets or behind handbags or coats?
If they are not pleasant to look at, or it is obvious there is something not quite right with them, please seek out professional help through your doctor, dermatologist or podiatrist.
These people are highly skilled and are the best ones to see about any major nail problem or irregular growth.
Hopefully your nails are nice and smooth and fairly uniform in colour. And while they may gradually change as you age, there should not be anything about healthy nails to cause you major concern.
But of course, there are many things you can do each day to keep them looking their best.
Our top tips for keeping your nails healthy include.
- Keep them clean. Sounds obvious right? Unfortunately many girls forget about all that colour which goes on each week, and the small amounts of dirt, grease, grime, and dead skin cells which accumulate under the nails over time. Take time out regularly to gently scrub around and under your nails to keep them clean and germ-free.
- Don’t go digging around unnecessarily under the nail plate. Your nails are more delicate than you would believe, and any serious investigation and or probing should be left up to the experts.
- Trim them every two weeks or sooner if needed. Use sharp clippers or manicure scissors to trim your nails, remembering to leave a tiny bit of white at the top to avoid cutting down to the skin.
- Always have a good emery board on hand. The scissors will cut the nail back, but the emery board will help smooth away any rough edges. File from one side to the centre – and only ever in one direction, using a coarse side to shape the nail, and a finer side to smooth the nail edge.
- Make sure you moisturize after any work on your nails, and throughout the day to keep your hands looking and feeling their best. Rub it well into your fingernails and cuticles too.
- Always read the labels to know what you are putting on your nails. You cannot expect them to look healthy when you are continually covering them in harsh nail polish or artificial nails, and removing them using equally harsh chemicals.
- Remember to use good quality gloves around the home when using cleaning chemicals that might damage your hands or nails. A little prevention goes a long way.
- Eat a good, balanced diet to get those strong, clear nails you have always wanted. We personally find protein-rich foods makes ours look and feel better, as well as taking additional iron and calcium.
- Don’t bite your nails! A commonsense statement perhaps, but many people still have this terrible habit and then wonder why their nails are so bad.
- Stop smoking. Why take up this habit only to realise (often too late) that it affects your long-term health? Many smokers find that apart from the yellowing on their fingers, they also get brittle, dry and cracked nails. The solution? Quit!
And there you have it, ten simple tips we use to keep our nails looking their best.
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Christine and Trevor
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