Hair tends to get all the attention but remember that feeling and looking healthy is a head to toe thing. With healthy, well cared for nails you can go out into the world feeling confident from head to toe. Read on for our top tips on nail care for feet - and hands.
Split and discoloured toenails are not a good look, so start with foot hygiene. Cleaning and exfoliating regularly can prevent bacteria from growing underneath your toenails and stop them from splitting. It’s best not to share your nail equipment with others as that can easily spread infection, which will damage your nails.
Cuticles are living skin and act as your natural protective barrier to fungus and bacteria, so don’t cut yours. When protection is lost, infections can harm the nail bed and lead to permanent nail damage. Carefully neaten things up using a cuticle pusher instead.
You’d be surprised by how your lifestyle can impact on your nails. Stress can affect your body at a cellular level, even down to the nail cells.3 Inflammation caused by free radicals can also cause damage. Foods with high levels of antioxidants - like blueberries, beetroot and kale - help protect your body’s cells against free radicals.
If your nails are soft and bendy, maybe it’s time to get someone else to do the washing up. Nails get softer and weaker with too much exposure to water. So, if you’re stuck with the chore, always use disposable gloves. Wear them when doing any housework to help protect your nails and cuticles from liquids and chemicals, which may soften and damage your nails.
If you notice the slightest nail damage, it’s best to act quickly. Even the smallest split can give bacteria and fungi the chance to penetrate into the nail bed causing further, harder to treat nail damage. So the minute you spot a slight break simply grab the easy to use electronic nail pen from the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System and even out the damage in no time.
You may not make it to the salon for a pedicure every week, but it only takes a bit of filing, buffing and polishing to make your feet feel - and look - a little more loved. Try the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System for professional pedicure results at home. With three different heads for filing, buffing and polishing, you’ll have naturally shiny, beautiful nails in minutes. To give your feet the full ‘VIP’ treatment, follow our tips for a DIY home pedicure.
It’s thirsty work just moving your body weight around every day. So, if your nails look dry and brittle, it could mean you’re not drinking enough water.6 Additionally, you could try Scholl Expert Care Dry Skin Cream for instant and long-lasting hydration for your cuticles and toenails.