Having strong and beautiful nails is every girl's dream. Strong, healthy-looking nails are a true reflection of a woman's personality. When it comes to nail care, all we think about is a manicure. It isn't wrong that manicure is important, but it is not the only way to care for your nails. To make nails shiny and strong, there are some other things that you have to keep in mind as well.
Here are some of the nail care tips that definitely are a game changer! Take a look.1. It Is Important To Keep Fingernails Dry And Clean
Almost all your nail issues start with germs and bacteria. Do not give them a chance to breed in your nails. Try and clean your nails and make sure you dry them properly every time your feet get wet. Keeping your feet dry also prevent dirt and bacteria from collecting under your nails.
It is recommended to clean your nails with a toothbrush with some salt on it. Scrub your nails gently from the internal and outer area both.2. You Have To STOP Biting Your Nails!
Nail biters!! Stop biting your nails or you'll end up in some serious trouble anytime soon. Biting nails cause unimaginable damage to our nails and can lead to issues such as ingrown nails and fungal infection. Moreover, putting fingers in your mouth helps bacteria in our body and can make us sick very easily.3. Get Those Cuticles Trimmed Regularly
Cuticles are the most delicate part of our nails and they can get ruptured very easily. To have healthy nails, you have to take care of your cuticles as they are a crucial part of nail care.
If your nail or skin gets damaged, try to be very gentle with it and trim it very carefully also, do not bite or pull them off. Keep them moisturised with vaseline or coconut oil.4. Trim Regularly
Similar to how trimming your hair regularly is good for its health, the same goes for your nails. Take a nail cutter and cut them neatly.
Take out some time every few weeks to trim your nails and shape them in a manner you like. It is best if you trim your nails in a straight line and then either square or round them off at the tips.5. Don't Colour Your Nails, Instead, Buff Them!
Instead of painting your nails and putting a lot of chemicals on them, buff them. If you still feel like painting your nails, choose the most natural brans for your nails. Buffing your nails will add more natural shine to them.6. Get Yourself A Cuticle Softener
Treat your nails with love. Treat them regularly so they can stay strong and healthy and for that soak them into warm saltwater for a few minutes and dry them off with a towel. Do this 2-3 times a week to maintain healthy-looking nails.7. Try And Make Your Nail Polish Last Longer
To keep your nails maintained, here is a series of steps that you have to follow:
Start with cleansing your nails with vinegar
Soak them in water
Apply plain base coat
Apply 2 layers of nail polish and let them air dry
Reapply topcoat to the nail polish after a few days when you feel your nail paint is chipping off.
If you do not have the same colour, take white nail polish and apply it at the top of your nails to make french nails to fix the chipped nail polish.
To give your nails a neat look and avoid any ingrowth, do not let them grow too much and keep them in a straight cut. Do not cut in the edges of your nails.9. Do Not Buy A Cheap Nailpolish Remover
Get yourself a mild nail polish remover as the harsh ones can damage the cuticles and can upset nail health.10. Never Leave Nailpolish On The Cuticles
Take a closer look and you will find nail polish residue on your cuticles. Clean it up for neater nails by following these steps:
Take a cotton earbud
Dip it into the nail polish remover
Gently wipe it off from the cuticles.