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Healthy, good-looking nails are vital to looking and feeling good so take heed of these top five nail care tips.
In our ongoing bid to look good and feel healthy, we all use countless cosmetics, try endless ‘new’ treatments, and make sure we find that perfect outfit, but some people fail to realize that no matter how good you look, unkempt nails can throw the whole image off. Good nail care then is paramount.
To help you along, here are five top tips to keep perfect nails, including a few tricks learned from the Dead Sea.
1. Treat Your Nails Right
The key to exceptional nail care starts with treating your nails right. While nails are generally-speaking fairly durable, constant exposure to harmful elements and inappropriate use can soon take its toll on the nail, making it susceptible to general wear and tear. Biting your nails is, of course, a big no no, but it’s also worth remembering that your nails weren’t designed for scratching off stickers, picking at hardened Blu-Tak, or submerging in bleach and other cleaning products. Sadly, not all of us can avoid everything that’s harmful to our nails, so an effective nail care routine is vital.
2. File Correctly
This is a straightforward tip but one that could save you hours of worry and re-filing. Always file from the corner of the nail to the center. Never file from side to side. Not only does this give you better control of how the nail will look once finished, it also helps keep nails strong.
3. Combat Ridges
Let’s make this clear: ridges on nails are perfectly healthy and nothing to worry about. However, as we’ve all found at one time or another, ridges can hinder the appearance of a nail just enough to make them feel unfinished. Use a buffing block regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to even out ridges and retain a perfect, smooth, shiny, and glossy appearance.
4. Care for your Cuticles
Your cuticles are of vital importance. Those that are healthy promote even nail growth as well as a healthy coloring. To maintain healthy cuticles, apply cuticle oil to the cuticle and surrounding skin regularly, and also use hand cream on a daily basis. Some of the best cuticle oils are those featuring Dead Sea minerals.
5. Let Nature Give You a Helping Hand
Finally, always use natural cosmetics. Artificial ingredients can have an adverse effect on the nail, and anything featuring formaldehyde should certainly be given a side berth. All of Seacret’s Dead Sea cosmetics feature natural ingredients, so why not utilize the Dead Sea in your nail care routine?