Just as we talk and hear often about maintaining hygiene and taking care of our bodies, we tend to forget to include our nails in the list but this is a very wrong thing that we’ve been doing and this must be stopped. Taking care and maintaining hygiene of our nails is equally important. Here are top 5 nail hygiene tips for beautiful hands and fingernails:
- Keep them clean:
Always clean away the dirt that is accumulated in your nails. Keep it a habit to clean them whenever you wash your hands, because you never forget to wash your hand. But dirty nails are equally responsible for unhealthy conditions and infections. So always keep them clean.
- Keep them dry:
Cleaning and leaving is not a solution. Always dry your nails thoroughly after cleaning them with water and sanitizers. This prevents bacteria from growing under your fingernails. Repeated or prolonged contact with water can contribute to split fingernails.
- Avoid biting your nails:
Biting nails is a bad habit that is liked by most. While biting nails is tempting for some, others may bite in response to stress, boredom, or anxiety. Trim your nails short as this can help you resist the temptation to bite or use stress balls in response to anxiety. You can also use foul-tasting nail polish or place tape or stickers over your nail.
- Keep your nails trimmed:
Now long nails are no more a trend, so get yourself out of it and switch to trimming your nails short. Trimming nails regularly helps to keep them healthy, strong and dirt free. How frequently you trim will depend on how fast your nails grow. Use a fine file to smooth out the edges of your nails.
- Give you nails some time and care:
Do not always keep your hands in water especially dirty water. Frequently immersing your hands into soapy water to wash dishes or do the laundry can weaken even the strong nails because along with your hands, soapy water even dries off your nails. Keep yourself free from doing chores like laundry to keep your nails healthy.
Well, these are my top 5 nail hygiene tips for beautiful hands, what do you do to keep your hands and fingernails looking beautiful and healthy? Please share your ideas and thoughts on nail hygiene and beauty in comments below.