For Strong, Pretty Nails | 2018-07-09 |


For Strong, Pretty Nails

Magazine Desk     9 July, 2018 12:00 AM printer

For Strong, Pretty Nails

Every woman loves pretty, dainty nails. It’s where all the nail art goes. However, it is not the story of all. Taking care of your nails is also important and requires time and practice. The good thing is that these habits are actually quite simple and can fit into our regular routine.

Keep It Clean

Before you do anything, it's important to make sure your nails and the skin around them are thoroughly dirt-free. Then remove all traces of your last color with an acetone-free remover (anything else unnecessarily dries out your nail). It is recommended to use a gentle soap on a toothbrush to gently scrub your nails.


Be Gentle

Your nails are delicate, and scrubbing them too roughly can actually expose you to infection. Another no-no: using metal nail tools under the nail, as too much digging under the nail plate will cause it to separate from the skin, leading to an irregular white arching nail tip.


Trim Regularly

Regular trims are as important to your nails as they are to your hair. So set aside time to clip them every two weeks, adjusting to more or less often once you see how your nails respond.


Value Health Over Length

Long nails are beautiful, but if you're someone who has struggled with snags or breakage keep your nails short - at least to start out with. A shorter style with a rounded edge tends to be easier to manage and looks neater, so you can focus on building strength without worrying about anything else. As long as each nail is uniform in shape and matches its nine neighbors, you won't miss the added length.