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"Things You Should Be Doing To Keep Your Nails Healthy

You need to take steps to keep your nails healthy.

When you take a look at your fingernails, what do you see? Do your nails look strong and healthy? Or do you see dents, ridges, or other areas of unusual shape and color?

You can prevent many unpleasant nail conditions by taking care of your nails. If you’d like to learn more about the things you should be doing (but aren’t) to take care of your nails, read on below.

Why Is Nail Care Important?

Your fingernails grow from the area at the base of your nail under the cuticle. Healthy fingernails feel smooth and don’t have pits or grooves. They’re of one color and consistency and don’t have any spots or signs of discoloration.

Sometimes, fingernails develop harmless vertical ridges that start from the cuticle and end at the nail's tip. These steep ridges become more prominent with age. Fingernails can also grow white spots or lines caused by injury, but these eventually disappear after some time.

If you want to have fabulous-looking nails free from any disease, you need to take time to take care of them.

What If I Don’t Take Care of My Nails?

If you don’t practice appropriate nail hygiene, your nails will begin to gather dirt and germs. These unsightly germs contribute to the spread of infections like pinworms.

If you don't keep your fingernails trimmed and cleaned correctly, your unmaintained nails may harbor more dirt and bacteria. And more dirt and bacteria equals more infections.

Nail infections are something you don't want to develop. Once your nails get infected, you'll see swelling around the skin and thickening of the nail. Additionally, these infections can be excruciating and require you to visit your doctor.

How Should I Take Care of My Nails?

To make sure your nails look fresh and free from any infections, you need to practice good nail hygiene. Here are a few things you can add to your routine to take care of your nails:

● Us sharp manicure scissors or nail clippers to trim your nails. Then, gently file away any sharp edges and ridges to avoid scratching yourself.

● Use a soft nail brush to clean the space under your nails.

● Avoid using sharp tools under the nails. These tools can lift the nail and allow bacteria to enter.

● Apply moisturizer to your cuticles, fingernails, and hands to keep them hydrated.

Visit Our Nail Salon Today

You can apply some of the tips for proper nail care we mentioned about on your own. However, you'll want to regularly visit a nail salon to be sure your nails are getting the care they deserve.

Visiting a nail salon gives you access to the right tools. The skilled professionals at nail salons are experienced and know how to treat your nails for the right balance of nail health and aesthetics. What’s more, they’re up to date with the latest trends.

You shouldn’t let a closed salon get in the way of you taking care of your nails. Visit our nail salon in 34209 Bradenton today. While all other salons are closed, we’ve made it a point to stay open on Sundays.

Sundays are your pampering days, and we’re happy to give you the nail care you deserve. Even on Sundays."

References

Centers for Disease Control and Protection. (2016, July 26). Nail Hygiene. Retrieved September 15, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/hand/nail_hygiene.html

Mayo Clinic. (2019, October 16). Fingernail do's and don'ts. Retrieved September 15, 2020, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/nails/art-20044954

UHC Newsroom. (2019, March 28). Caring for Your Nails is More Important Than You May Think. Retrieved September 15, 2020, from https://newsroom.uhc.com/health/nail-care.html