Nails are the most ignored part of our body. Take a close
look at your fingernails and notice… Are they strong and healthy looking? Or do
they appear cracked, dented and unusual colored? Whatever be the case, you can
maintain healthy nails through proper fingernail care.
Some of the Fingernail care Do’s and Don’ts are mentioned
below. Know more, do more
Keep your fingernails dry and clean
Make it a habit to
keep your fingernails dry and clean as doing so prevents bacteria and other
unwanted substances from growing below the nail surface. In addition, while
washing clothes, cleaning utensils or using cleansing agents like phenol, try incorporating
the habit of wearing gloves to protect your nails from any harmful exposure.
Trim and file
It is important for you to trim and file
your nails on a regular basis. Doing so will keep them in the best of their
health. Also, if you’re in the habit of biting your nails… quit! Make use of a
nail cutter and a filer to help get your nails into shape.
Do not be surprised! Even your nails and cuticles
require moisturization. As and
when you moisturize your hands, make sure to
massage hand lotion into your fingernails and cuticles as well.
Misusing your nails in reference to
poking or picking things. Understand the fact that they are your nails and not
a tool. Make use of them for the purpose they serve and nothing beyond.
Bite your fingernails
Biting your fingernails and cuticles
can damage the nail bed. Even a minor cut or opening alongside your fingernail
can allow harmful bacteria to enter and cause an undesired infection.
Ignore nail problems
Having a nail problem for too long is
something that you should avoid. If your nail problem exists for too long, make
sure to visit a dermatologist to analyze the cause and treatment for the same.
Care Tips for your Nails
Keep your nails short
If you are a person with weak nails,
make sure to keep them short to avoid any further complications or infections. in
addition, long nails are more likely to split and break.
Use a moisturizer on your hands and apply it
to your nails as well. Try practicing this routine at least 2-3 times a day. At
night, wear a pair of cotton gloves to keep the moisture intact.
Applying nail polish is beneficial to the nails
as it helps keep the moisture intact.
Use less nail polish removers
Try using less of nail polish
remover that contains acetone. The reason being, acetone is a component that dries
Visit your dermatology doctor and ask
him/ her for foods that you can consume to improve the health of your nails.
Consuming good amounts of biotin will better the health of your nails making
them smooth and well- textured.