Nail Care: Keeping your nails looking young, healthy and shapely.
The shape of your nails can have an effect on your self-esteem, believe it or not. In fact, when you look at your nails you can tell whether or not they are healthy.
How to tell if your nails are healthy:
One way to know if your nails are healthy is whether or not they break easily or not.
Furthermore, the healthiest nails do not have any ridges, lines, or white spots on them (however harmless this slight blemish would be).
More importantly, healthy nails do not appear to have any type of yellow or green discoloration in any way. If your nails appear this way it could be a sign that something else is not right with your body, or a symptom of another condition such as chronic bronchitis or lymph edema (swelling of the hands).
The effect of a poor diet on the nails:
Unhealthy nails could also be a sign that the body is deficient in certain nutrients such as Vitamin E or Calcium. It is very important for you to watch your diet in order to ensure that you have the best-looking nails as possible.
Eating a variety of vegetables and/or dairy that contain calcium in them will help, along with eating certain types of fish. The body also needs plenty of fruits and vegetables daily.
Proper nail care:
Besides dieting correctly, a person needs to use the proper nail care tools for shaping and caring for the nails. If you want healthier-looking nails you will want to invest in a few different products that will help you.
For example a buffer that has three or four different sides would be very helpful. The function of this particular tool is to file, buff, and shine your nails. When you are done using this nail tool your nails will typically look as though you have applied a clear coat of nail sealant to them.
While using a nail file and/or buffer you will usually use each side of the nail buffer on the top and the tips of your nails. While applying each step to the tip of your nails you will want to make sure to stroke the buffer across the tip of your nail in one direction always-not back and forth.
Furthermore, while applying each step of the nail buffer to the top of your nail it is best to work from the inside of your nail to the outside. You may want to read other newsletters like this which may provide you additional nail car tips in the future. You can also research on your own how to properly take care of your nails.
You can also acquire complete manicure sets for either the fingernails or the toenails that include a variety of tools. For instance, the foot manicure set (pedicure) usually will include items such as a micro file which is used for removing rough food callous.
These nail manicure sets also will often come equipped with a tool which helps you properly clean underneath your nails as well. For instance, some sets will include a nail scrubber or a pick device used for digging out dirt.
Don't bite your nails:
You are advised that if you want healthy nails not to bite them. You also should not bit your cuticles because this could cause infection. You can do research to find out healthy ways to treat your nail cuticles. There are hand held tools and creams that can help your properly remove them.
Nail care cleansing and forming products:
In addition to some of the simple procedures for filing the nails above, you also may make use of a variety of different nail cleansers, conditioners, or moisturizers which will help you keep your nails soft and fresh-looking. You may also want to find products to help you keep your nail cuticles under control as well to promote proper growth.
The more you read about nail care the more you will be educated. You will be further informed regarding other useful nail products as you visit our site or read future newsletters. You are welcome to search for the information you need at your own convenience.