Do’s And Don’ts For Healthy Nails

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Do's And Don'ts For Healthy Nails

When you think of nail care, relaxing manicure services might come to mind. Although they play a significant role in nail and cuticle care, personal nail care habits also matter, especially when it comes to taking care of your nails between treatments. Regular nail care can help keep your nails healthy and prevent damage. 

 

Fingernails are made up of laminated layers of keratin that grow under your cuticles. Healthy fingernails are smooth and have no pits or grooves. Their color and texture are consistent, and there are no spots or degradation.

 

Who wouldn’t want healthy and beautiful nails? Your nails, like your skin, require regular  care. Following are a few Do’s and Don’ts for healthy nails that you should follow to ensure your nails remain strong and beautiful.

What are the DO’s for your nails?

1. Wear Gloves

You can protect your nails from breaking and cracking by using gloves while doing household chores. Whether you’re gardening or doing the dishes, you should always wear gloves to protect your nails.

If you’re going to deal with harsh products like bathroom cleaners, bleach, or furniture polish, don’t forget to wear gloves. Gloves protect your nails and skin from injury, they help your nail polish last longer.

2. Don’t just search for ‘best manicure near me’

Stick to salons or wellness centers with a current state license and only choose centers with state-licensed technicians for manicure services. Don’t be afraid to inquire about how all of the manicure tools are sterilized. To avoid any infection, nail technicians should always sterilize all tools used during your manicure. A sanitizing and disinfecting solution should be used between clients to sterilize tools on a regular basis.   Manicure for seniors is important as they require assistance while taking care of their nails. Nail trimming for elderly can be difficult due to shaky hands. Getting a manicure from a qualified and experienced nail technician ensures good-looking, healthy nails from your manicure services. If you are located in Florida, looking for manicure services for seniors, EliteCare Health Centers can help. Whether you’re looking for a nail salon in Tampa or Spring Hill or Port Richey or anywhere in Florida, call 1-888-596-2090 and schedule an appointment at the center nearest you.

3. Moisturize

Moisturizing isn’t just for the face and body; it’s also for your nails and cuticles. Apply a few drops of almond oil to your nails, gently massage it into your cuticles and fingertips before going to bed to keep your hands soft, cuticles healthy, and your nails shining.

4. Treat Cuts on Cuticles Immediately

Infections on the delicate layer of skin around the nail, known as the cuticle, are not only unpleasant, but can also cause long-term harm. Occasionally, the nails can get cut, torn, or chipped, or even break. Antibacterial ointment should be used promptly to treat such damage.

5. Treat ingrown nails

Ingrown and broken nails should be treated as soon as possible. Ingrown nails and ripped nails are painful, and they should be treated right away to avoid infection. Most people respond well to over-the-counter remedies, such as antibacterial ointment. These conditions may even require the attention of a dermatologist in rare situations.

What are the DONT’s for your nails?

1. Use nails as tools

It is very tempting to use your nails as tools. Resist and do not do so regardless of how strong your nails are. Your nails were not designed to pick away at nail polish, scraping away glue, peeling of labels, cutting open boxes, or opening cans. Using them instead of those tools will only damage your nails or cuticles. Doing this causes extensive damage to your nails. Avoid damaging your nails by remaining conscious of this habit.

2. Bite nails

Think about everything you’ve touched, plucked, or scraped with your fingers in the past 24 hours. Every time you think about biting your nails, resist the urge!  Biting your nails not only damages them but also exposes you to a variety of bacteria. Instead, work out that nervous energy in other ways, like on a yoga mat or go to a peaceful area and meditate.

3. Share your nail file

Bacteria and other microbes love to live on nail files, so borrowing someone else’s nail tools or sharing your own is a sure fire way to get nasty bacteria onto your skin. Replace the old file in your pocketbook with a new one and wash and sterilize before/after every use

4. Ignore nail abnormalities

It’s not a good idea to ignore inflammation, unusual growth, color, or texture in and around your nails. Healthy nails should be consistent in color and shape. If you detect something abnormal, see a dermatologist right away because it could be an indication of something more serious.

5. Peel off your polish

Polish peeling, like nail-biting, is a compulsive behavior that does more than merely remove polish. It also destroys the layers of your nail. Stick to polish remover for removing polish.

Keep Your Nails Happy

By keeping your nails clean, dry, polished, and shaped, and by following basic hygiene rules, you’ll have beautiful, healthy nails for life!

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