Skincare addiction tips

Maintain Hygiene

Clean your nails regularly and make sure all your nail tools are periodically washed and sanitized. Make sure that your nails don’t grow too long as that makes it easier for the dirt to accumulate below the nails. Apply natural disinfectants on your nails like tea tree oil to keep the bacteria away and protect your nails from germs. Back To TOC

Tame Your Cuticles

Cuticles are very delicate and get ruptured easily. Taking good care of your cuticles is a crucial part of nail care. If you have hanging skin or nail, handle it carefully – trim it gently so that it doesn’t stick out or cause more pain. Do not bite or pick the cuticles. Make sure you moisturize your cuticles – apply either coconut or almond oil to the cuticles and massage gently to nourish them. Back To TOC

Stop Biting Your Nails

Biting your nails causes a lot of damage. In addition to making your nails look pathetic, the contact with your saliva makes them weak and brittle. It also harms your cuticles. Also, putting fingers in your mouth transmits the dirt and germs from your fingers to your mouth. We advise you to apply a nail paint that smells bad and puts you off to help you stop biting your nails. Back To TOC

Keep Your Fingernails Dry And Clean

All problems start with germs and bacteria. You must make sure that there is no scope for them to breed. Clean your nails regularly and make sure you dry them after washing. This also prevents dirt and bacteria from accumulating under your nails. However, don’t overdo it; nails soaked in water for long durations may lead to splits. When you need to wash dishes, it is best to protect your fingernails with gloves. You also need to ensure that the skin around the nails is clean and dirt-free too. What we recommend is you take a toothbrush and apply some salt onto it and use it to scrub your nails and the skin around them gently. Back To TOC

Use A Moisturizer

Dry and flakiness are as bad for your nails as they are for your skin. Nails are very delicate and tend to break off easily. Moisturize them to make them strong. Choose from a range of hand creams, cuticle oil/creams or moisturizing oils that will help keep your nails and cuticles shiny and healthy. Back To TOC

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. Back To TOC

Apply A Base Coat For Protection

Base coat forms a protective layer on your skin and prevents your nails from getting discolored and stained. It makes the polish look better on your nails. Applying it thick on your nails will enhance the color of your nail polish. So, the next time you decide to paint your nails, do not skip applying a base coat – because it is worth it. Back To TOC

Top It Up With A Top Coat

A top coat helps your nail color last longer. It also adds a shine to your nails and prevents them from chipping off easily. You can choose from a range of top coats depending on the look you are going for – if you want a matte finish, choose a matte top coat. A good nail trick is to apply a top coat to your nails every few days to help keep your manicure stay on longer. Back To TOC

Avoid Rough Emery Boards

Pick an emery board that is not too textured and grainy. Choose one that doesn’t hurt your nails with its rough texture and is finished in a manner that does the job well. Back To TOC You are bound to have some color on your cuticles while painting your nails. Clean it up with a nail polish remover for a neater manicure. Take an ear bud, dip it in nail polish remover, and gently wipe off the paint from the cuticles. Well-kept nails make a pretty sight – even better if they are strong and shiny. Maintain your nails using the tips and tricks mentioned above. Try them and tell us your experience in the comments section below. Back To TOC

Stay Away From Acetone

Always choose an acetone-free nail polish remover. Acetone is harsh on your nails and skin, and very damaging. It dries out your nails and makes them prone to breakage. Back To TOC