Along with all the beauty trends that have evolved through time, nail art has especially evolved a lot. There are many ways to play around and make your nails look perfect. One cannot resist experimenting with them but all this has to be taken proper care of. You do not want to damage your existing nails and losing all of their shine.
Here a few easy ways to take care of your nails:
Practice good nail hygiene
It is important to keep your nails clean and dry. Scrub off the dirt using soap on a clean brush apart a few times a week to remove all the dirt and excess dead skin. Moisturize it when required. A healthy nail has a light pink color to it. It is important that you include all the essential vitamins and minerals in your diet for healthy nail growth.
Taking care of cuticles
Cuticles protect your nails from all kinds of infections. You do not want to mess up with them. Apply cuticle oil to provide good nourishment to your nails, it will also aid in the healthier growth of your nails. Try to push your cuticles backward at least once a week. If you have hangnails, use a gentle cutter to remove them. Make sure you do not tear the hangnail as it will only cause more infections.
Reading labels of nail paints you use
Not every nail paint has the best of ingredients in it. Some toxic chemicals can cause damage to your nails resulting in brittle, non-shiny nails. Avoid formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate in your nail paints. Make sure you always apply a protective base coat before applying nail paint.
Apart from following all these measures, it is necessary to sometimes leave the nails free without any coating on them. Nails usually become a little dull when they have no excess fresh oxygen. Make it a habit to spare a few days of the months when you give your nails a break.