5 best ways to keep your nails looking clean and healthy

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On 5 April 2017 saa 08:10
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When you look at your nails, what do you see? Do you see dirty and unappealing nails or are your hands blessed with healthy looking nails.

You too can have those wonderful nails that you’ve been dreaming of.

1. Keep your nails dry and clean

It’s important to keep your nails dry, as prolonged contact with water can weaken your nails and contribute to split fingernails. So make sure you wipe your hands dry with water after contact with water.

Keeping your fingers dry and clean will also prevent the growth and spread of bacteria.

2. Observe good diet

Foods rich in iron, vitamin D and calcium are very important if you want healthy looking nails. Fragile nails could be caused by iron deficiencies. Eat foods like liver, egg yolks, vegetables, dairy products and beans.

3. Trim your nails

Practice good hygiene by trimming your nails with a nail cutter and not your teeth, to keep your nails low and give it a good shape.

4. Moisturize your hands and nails

Apply your hand lotion into your nails and cuticle to keep it well moisturised.

5. Wash your hands

Whenever you handle greasy and oily substances or any dirty substance that can soil your nails, make sure you wash your hands very well when you are done.

Your nails are very important to your hands, so they ought to be clean and healthy.