The Dos and Don’ts for Healthy Nails
It wasn’t too long ago when our collection of nails was limited to pinks, reds and shades of browns. Now, not only do we have nail polish in all types of colors, we have them with glitter and other textures as well. To embellish them further, we use acrylic nail paints on them to create elaborate 3Dnail art.
Have you seen what 3D Nail Art looks like nowadays – it truly is art!
Decorating nails have come a long way from simply painting them with nail polish.
With all that we put on our nails go through, they can become damaged by all the toxins. Nails that are exposed to too many toxins and aren’t properly cared for lose their natural shine and can be left with a yellow tint.
Check out these dos and don’ts for healthy nails:
1) Do keep them neat and trimmed
We love long, well-shaped nails but they aren’t the most convenient. They can get dirty, they caught up in everything and worst of all – when one breaks, you have to clip the others too!
Because long nails are so hard to maintain, it’s best to keep them neat and trimmed.
2) Do keep them dry
Nail can get fungi too! Don’t trust dishwashers when they claim that they protect your nails and hands. Keep your nails dry to prevent the buildup of bacteria.
3) Do protect the cuticle
The cuticle can become weak due to exposure of toxins found in nail polish and removes. If you are someone who regularly paints their nails, rub cuticle oil on them to restore moisture. Cuticle oil strengthens the cuticle and protects it against damage from harsh chemicals.
4) Do treat ingrown nails
Ingrown nails aren’t only gross to look at, they are terribly painful too. Don’t wait, have it treated immediately before it pierces your skin and becomes prone to infection.
5) Don’t bite your nails
Biting nails is nasty habit. Just think of where your hands have been today and all that you’ve used your nails for. Your nails have no business being in your mouth!
6) Don’t pull off hangnails
If you have a hangnail, avoid pulling it off with your finger; use a nail-cutter inside. By pulling it off manually you could end up tearing away the cuticle too.
7) Don’t overuse nail polish remover
Ideally nail polish remover shouldn’t be used more than once a week as it dries your cuticles.
8) Don’t peel nail polish
Peeling nail polish off with another nail is a major no-no because it scrapes the protective layers of the cuticle.
Your kids’ cuticles are even more delicate than your own which is why ShuShu Kids’ kids’ makeup collection consists of water based kids friendly nail polish that are safer and healthier alternative to lacquer-based nail polish. In addition to providing water-based nail polish, we also offer peel-off nail polishes and 3D Nail Art that are easily removed without harming the cuticle.
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