Tips to Having Beautiful Nails
- Don’t use your nails as tools to pick, pull or peel things. Try to treat them like you always have wet polish on.
- Wear rubber gloves when doing the dishes or other activities that submerge your hands in water for long periods of time. Warm water can cause they layers of keratine in your nails to separate and lead to peeling.
- In addition to that last tip, if your nails are wet or have just been submerged in water, don’t file them! That is when they’re at their weakest. Moisturize, wait, then file.
- Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! It helps out your nail beds and just makes your hands look lovely.
- Always use a base coat before you polish. It protects your natural nail, and some actually help improve your nail’s quality. Sally Hansen’s Nail Growth Miracle has gotten some really amazing reviews, so look for the gold bottle next time your out shopping.
- Nutrition affects the quality of your nails. You are what you eat is very true! Foods rich in Vitamin B, potassium, iron and calcium will improve nail health.
- Try to have one day off with no polish on your nails to let them breathe a bit. No fun, I know. But having weak, unhealthy nails isn’t much fun either. It’s for the greater good!
- I’ve heard you can soak weak nails in milk once a week t
o health strengthen them. Hmmm, I’ll have to give this a try and let you know.
- If you have yellow stains on your nails, gently buff the surface of your nail to get rid of them. Try not to get carried away as buffing thins your nails.
Take care of those cuticles
You wouldn’t want to walk around raggedy-handed now would you? The horrible image of one’s un-manicured hand is unbearable. Having soft manicured or at least clean hands is one attractive feature.
Now it doesn’t cost anything to gently push back your cuticles (the skin that surrounds your nails) and have them kept clean. Doing this once a day will reassure your hands, confidence and work habits.
- Study show that clean, cut manicured fingernails are the cure for sure professionalism and work-ability.