Everyone wants to have nails that they can show to the world in confidence, but this can require hard work to maintain. Read on for our top tips on how to achieve beautiful nails that you can be proud of.
Practising good nail hygiene is of vital importance in achieving good nails and should be a fundamental part of your nail care routine. By cleaning and exfoliating, you can prevent bacteria from growing underneath, and prevent split nails, which can occur with repeated or prolonged contact with water.
Don't hurt your cuticles
It is important not to cut or manipulate cuticles. They are the natural protective barrier to fungus and bacteria, and when this protection is lost, infections can harm the nail bed and cause permanent nail damage.
The right diet
Your diet can also be a factor in the health and appearance of your nails. Having a diet with high levels of antioxidants, found in food such as blueberries, helps protect your body’s cells against free radical damage. Such damage can increase stress hormones and inflammation, impacting on all cells in the body, including those in the nails.
Protect your nails
Protecting your nails from the elements is another key thing to remember when taking care of them. If your nails are too soft, it could be because they are in too much contact with water. Wearing disposable gloves when doing housework can help to protect your nails and cuticles from liquids and chemicals, which may make your nails soft and damage them.
Filing, buffing and polishing can be a great way of giving your nails that wow look. All three can be achieved with the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System. With three different heads for filing, buffing and polishing, you’ll have naturally shiny, beautiful nails in an instant. Not only will they look great, but you can trim into individual styles as well, be it a natural shape or something to stand out from the crowd! For best results, clean and dry your hands and feet before beginning. The equipment should not be shared for hygiene reasons.
If you have dry and brittle nails, it may be because you don’t drink enough water. Using Scholl Nail Oil can help to moisturise, nourish and condition the cuticles and nails. Ideally, allow some soak-in time; many people like to apply the oil before bedtime. Recommended for applying after using the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System for a finishing touch, it comes with a handy brush for easy application.