7 Ways to Keep Your Nails Healthy
We all know a manicure and pedicure are luxurious ways to keep your nails looking fantastic — but do you give their condition as much attention as you should?
After all, your nails say a lot about your health, and if yours are in a bad way, you have to address that.
Eat More Fruit and Vegetables
Fruit carries plenty of vitamins ideal for boosting your nails’ condition:
Take Care Washing Up
Start wearing rubber gloves when washing dishes: immersing your hands in soapy, hot water for long periods can weaken your nails over time.
How? It makes them too dry, as with your skin (which isn’t great if you’re prone to eczema).
Trim on a Regular Basis
A steady trimming routine is a must for healthy nails. Keeping them short reduces the risk of them catching on clothing or breaking when under pressure.
Keep the edges neat and use a good-quality file for best results. Regular manicures and pedicures from expert beauticians will take care of this.
Go Easy on Cuticles
Moisturize your cuticles regularly to keep them strong and supple. Playing with them too much, such as pushing them back or trimming them excessively, increases your risk of infections.
If you spot redness, pus or swelling in or around your cuticles, their may actually be a problem.
Stop Biting Your Nails
It’s too easy to gnaw away at your nails absent-mindedly while you watch television or if you’re feeling anxious. It can be a hard habit to kick, but biting your nails makes them weaker.
It also means you’re introducing germs from your mouth to your nails (and vice versa), posing a danger of infection. Consider putting clear tape over your nails or wear polish to stop you nibbling.
Wear the Right Shoes
Constantly squeezing your feet into those killer heels that just don’t quite fit? Beware — your toes are likely to keep colliding with the top of the shoes and cause countless tiny injuries. These can build up and leave your nails in bad shape.
Avoid forcing your feet into shoes of the wrong size, no matter how beautiful they may be.
Stop Using Nails as a Can-opener
We’ve all popped cans of soda open with our fingernails, wrestled with a troublesome keyring or picked stubborn stones from the soles of our boots, but now’s the time to stop that.
Why? It’s simple — this can break your nails if you’re too vigorous. Not to mention the potential exposure to germs and bacteria.
Take a moment to find a more suitable tool instead, like a knife, scissors etc.
A professional manicure and pedicure treatment is the perfect way to care for your nails while enjoying a luxurious pamper session. We use vegan-friendly products and most treatments incorporate materials free of artificial agents, for the healthiest experience.
Follow the 7 tips explored above and treat yourself to an expert manicure or pedicure— your nails will look better than ever.
Dedicated and passionate Astra Medicare staff.