Can you count how many times per day you use your hands? Or how many times you use your hands to interact with other people? It’s almost impossible to count. The hands are very important and this is why you must care for your hands, especially your fingernails. Although we fix artificial nails sometimes, it is also important to care for the natural nails. See tips to keep your natural nails healthy and beautiful
When doing chores wear rubber gloves- Detergents, bleach and other chemicals used in cleaning/washing are not friendly to the nails. They destroy the nails slowly from within and make them very weak.
Regular cutting: Clipping your nails regularly actually makes them stronger, the longer the nails the more prone they are to breakage, and when it breaks on its own it could break at awkward angles. Keep your nails at a regular length comfortable for doing everyday work. Also, long nails help to house germs.
Moisturize: We wash our hands often, the soaps are chemicals are drying and make the nails weak. When moisturising your hands, rub some onto your nails and cuticles. Coconut oil is great for your nails and fingers.
Products: Most products have chemicals that are toxic for your nails, these chemicals include dibutyl phthalate, dimethyl and diethyl phthalates, camphor, and formaldehyde. Make sure to check the labels when buying nail polish, or removers. Avoid oil-based nail products, go instead for water-based ones.
Cuticle care: Most saloons, when giving manicures and pedicures, tend to remove the cuticle. The cuticle is to protect your nails against bacteria. Instead of removing them, apply cuticle gel and use your cuticle stick to gently push them down.
Fixing artificial and colouring may be beautiful but this isn’t something you should depend on. You’ll be amazed at how beautiful your nails can be when you clip, file and keep them clean. Your nails will look gorgeous without all the chemicals and pain that comes with artificial nail fixing.