12 Nail Care Tips To Keep Them Healthy & Looking On Point

4. Your Nail Isn’t a Tool

How many of us have broken a nail while using them to do something that we already know we shouldn’t, like opening a can, or scratching an itch? Your nail is not a tool, so get the appropriate equipment for it! Not only can it snap, which is quite painful, you are also presenting more opportunities for germs to get under them.

5. Appropriate Footwear

It’s not just the fingernails we should be worried about. When it comes to toe nail care, one of the most important things is to make sure you have the right footwear for the right occasion. For example, wear closed shoes when doing things that could cause your feet to get dirty, but in wet places like the pool, you must wear flip flops because it prevents the growth of fungus. Also, always make sure to wear the right sized footwear, because your nails could get squished and break otherwise.

6. Trim Them Regularly

With both, fingernails, and toenails, it’s important to trim them regularly, at least once in two weeks. This will get rid of the weakest part of them, help them grow, and keep them from getting too long (which can cause injury). And make sure to finish your trim by using an emery board to file away the rough edges!

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