Your nails are prone to damage because they go through a lot throughout your day. Although we can provide you with the best nail services available in the whole world here at Posh Spa, it’s up to you to take care of them after.
As much as possible, we want to care for your nails 24/7. The best way that we can do this is to provide you with some tips that you can take home with you after you get your manicure done in our salon.
To help you prolong the lifespan of your beautiful nails, we have compiled some simple tips that you can follow:
Moisturize them regularly
It has been known for the longest time that moisturization is important for the skin as well as your hair. However, what people often overlook is their nails. This part of your body needs just as much moisturization as any other because it can help them be stronger and healthier.
To do this, you can use the same lotion that you apply to your hands and give your nails some much-needed attention. But, there are also specific lotions that are labelled ‘intensive care’ which is perfect for healthier hands and stronger nails.
Be gentle with them
As much as possible, be gentle with your nails. It’s understandable to use your hands for the majority of the tasks that to do throughout the day but it’s always good to remember to be gentle with them.
For example, you should never use them as a replacement for any kind of tool. Some people use their nails to open cans of soda which should be avoided as it can crack them easily.
Being gentle also applies during your cleaning process. When removing dirt stuck between your nails, make sure not to use an overly sharpened nail file because it can severely damage the nail plate.
Avoid biting them
One of the most common mistakes that people make is nail-biting. Doing this not only damage your cuticle but your teeth as well. Also, your hand comes in contact with different surfaces throughout the day and biting your nails will only transfer germs and bacteria into your mouth.
Trim them regularly
Trimming your nails should be done regularly. You should never grow ut out to the point where it can get damaged easily. Growing them out makes them more prone to chipping and trauma.
Also, it would be more ethical and hygienic to keep them short so that germs, dirt and bacteria won’t have a home to accumulate in.
Cut your nails properly
At first, you would think that cutting your nails is a straightforward procedure. However, there are some things that you need to remember that will help you take proper care of your nails.
The first thing to note is that you should only use sharp nail clippers so that you can cut the nail in one swift motion. This lessens the damage and trauma to your nails and it can also help you with your accuracy.
The next thing that you need to remember is to round the edges of your nails after cutting them. This strengthens the nail itself instead of having sharp corners that are prone to cracking.