TLC for Hardworking Nails
Fingernails help us perform functions like scratching, scraping or pulling out splinters while also serving as protection for the fingertips. Fashion divas also use their nails to enhance their looks or create fashion statements. At times, it can be easy for people to abuse their nails by subjecting them to unnecessary strain like opening soda cans using their French tips, nail biting, or exposing them to harmful chemicals like strong cleansers and bleach. Given the practical benefits that we get from healthy and strong nails, it is just fitting that we give them the TLC that they deserve. Here are some nail care basics to keep your tips in top condition.
Groom nails regularly. Keeping the nails clean and at the right length is a must for everybody. Aside from making it look presentable, it also protects the overall health by preventing spread of germs and minimizing risks of bacterial infection in case of nail injury. This simply entails cleaning, trimming and filing nails on a regular basis. All you need is a nice manicure and pedicure set with at least a nail clipper for the fingernails, toe nail clipper, cuticle pusher, and nail file.
Use nail friendly coats. Those who want more than just clean nails can give their nails a buff and a coat of their favorite hues. Nail color trends are usually attuned to the lasts in the fashion world so it should be easy to find a polish to complement outfits. Using a base coat before applying the nail color and a top coat after is recommended for the color to last longer and prevent chipping. The OPI natural base coat and top coat combo can help you cover these needs.
Moisturize. Don’t forget to nourish the nails by moisturizing it daily and eating food rich in vitamin B and calcium. The Dermatologica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment is a good moisturizer for women who wash their hands frequently or hands and nails that are frequently exposed to harsh chemicals.
Take TLC a notch higher by pampering nails once in a while with a hand and nail spa treatment in the salon.