Monday, February 11, 2008

Proper Nail Care Tips to Have a Healthy Nails

Most of us does not aware how important our nail is. It is very important to have a healthy nails and i know you're asking now, what actually is a healthy nails?.

Nails too need to be taken care of properly. The color of your nails is an indicator of your general health. Your nails are a part of your body too so you must take good care of them. Actually, nails are an extension of our skin. They are produced by living skin cells in the fingers and toes and it is made of a hard protein called keratin which can also be found in our skin.

Basically nail reflects our way of living. In other words, taking care of your body is also taking care of your nails. Eating a healthy diet is important for your nails. It is important to include certain vitamins in your daily diet to ensure that your nails are healthy and look beautiful. Just remember to have a healthy lifestyle to take care of your self, including your nails.

To ensure that you have a healthy nails and prevent it from some nail disorders, here are few tips that every one should know to properly maintain a healthy bunch of nails.

Tip No. 1
Keep your nails clean and dry. By doing this, you prevent bacteria and some infectious organism to collect in tour nails. They might cause a serious nail disease that might ruined your nails.

Tip No.2
Always wear rubber gloves when doing some household chores specially when dealing with chemicals like cleanser, disinfectants etc. They might harm your nail and result in nail disorder. Also if your hands are going to be immersed in water for any length of time, wear them because it might cause your nails to dry and become brittle.

Tip No.3
Don't ever bite your nails. Doing this bad habit can result in damaging your nail as well the skin surrounding the fingers and allowing bacteria to spread not only in your nails and skin, as well in your mouth.

Tip No.4
Cut your nails properly. Do this straight across, and keep them oval not pointed, thus making the nails less susceptible to breakage. Trim the nails to the same length. Use a file to shape and smoothen them to avoid catching rough ends. If you found your nail hard to cut because its thick, soak them in warm water with salt. Be sure to dry them before you cut it.

Tip No.5
Apply some nail polished and strengthening to protect your nail from damage. Just don't over used it, once every two weeks is the ideal time lapse in order for the nails to breath. The same thing in manicuring.

Tip No.6
Don't deal ingrown by yourself. If you have ingrown, don't dig and cut it if you don't know what your doing. You will only spread bacteria and can cause serious infections into your ingrown. Always dry the part where you have ingrown. And see the doctor immediately.

By doing this tips i guarantee you that you will surely have a healthy nail. For optimum care, incorporate it with a healthy diet and lifestyle because what is best for your body is good for your nails. Enjoy!

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