Nail’s shape, it’s strength, and it’s look reflects your persona in a way and shows how hygienic and self-caring you are. Unfortunately, our hands come in contact with many things which mar the beauty of our nails. In order to maintain the beauty of your hands, you should follow a specific care routine according to your need.
Like a great new haircut or a terrific skin care regimen, healthy, well-manicure nails are an integral part of a neat, pulled-together appearance – one that can work as an asset in both the social and the business world.
Unfortunately, experts say both men and women fall prey to myths and old wives’ tales about how to care for nails. Another pitfall: many of us rely on the guidance of salons, some of which may not be doling out the best advice — or treatments.
- Don’t cut or manipulate cuticles.
- Use nail hardeners sparingly
- Moisturize the nail bed and the cuticle.
- Take biotin supplements.
- Limit professional manicures.
- Avoid acetone-based polish removers.
- Avoid rough emery boards.
- Don’t overdo hand washing and limit contact with cleaning chemicals.Change shampoos.
- Choose nail tips over full extensions
- Watch your nails for signs of health problems.
The use of a liquid acrylic nail compound known as MMA (methyl methacrylate) has been banned in many states and has been the subject of an FDA hazard warning, due mostly to high allergic sensitivity and serious nail damage. However, because it is an inexpensive ingredient, there are reports some salons are still using it, sometimes in the form of black market products. How can you tell for sure? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, if your nail products have a strong, noxious odor; if nail enhancements are difficult to file; or they don’t soak off easily, they could contain MMA. Report any suspicions to your state health board.